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Old 11-11-2008, 10:16 PM   #1
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Question Tough pot roast leftovers

I cooked a chuck roast with a new recipe that I found and it didn't quite work out. The meat was left dry and tough. Is there anything I can do to make it better when I reheat it?

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Old 11-11-2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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Can you post the recipe that you used? Usually, chuck roast is very tender if cooked properly. But I have on occasion had the same results. Either it was way over cooked which is really hard to do... (but I have done it) or under cooked.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:21 PM   #3
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Grind it up with hard boiled eggs for meat spread. Mix with mayo or Miracle whip, a little mustard, horseradish, and a good amount of sweet pickle relish. Don't be stingy with the Miracle whip and the relish.
Spread on bread of your choice, toasted or not.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:28 PM   #4
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It basically said to cover the roast with a tomato sauce and red wine reduction and cook for 3 1/2 hours on 200. I think that my problem there lies in the fact that there was not enough liquid to properly moisten the roast.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:31 PM   #5
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Grind it up with hard boiled eggs for meat spread. Mix with mayo or Miracle whip, a little mustard, horseradish, and a good amount of sweet pickle relish. Don't be stingy with the Miracle whip and the relish.
Spread on bread of your choice, toasted or not.
That's funny, because my first thought was to grind it up.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:36 PM   #6
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It is hard to say... I have never made a roast like that. But Miss Constance has a good recipe there for you for the leftovers. I say make the best of it!

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Old 11-11-2008, 10:41 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help!
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:03 PM   #8
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My mom always made roast beef hash. Shred your meat and boil it in water or broth with potatoes, celery, and tons of sage until the potatoes are done. Easy peasy!
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put the meat in a crock pot with a can or 2 of beef broth on low all day.
had the same problem attempting to smoke some beef on the grill this summer.
it ended up like jerky but the crockpot saved it.
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:27 AM   #10
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200 F is too low a temperatrue for a pot roast. I cook mine in a 350 F oven. The 200 F was probably the internal temperature of the meat, not the oven temperature.

If that's the case, the meat was not cooked to a high enough temperature to tenderize it.
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