This beef roast in cast iron dutch oven recipe was made in an enameled cast iron 1.5 quart crockette.
How Much Meat Can You Fit In A 1.5 Quart Crockette?
I used a beef roast that was 2.30 pound and simply cut in half.
My goal was to see how large of a piece of meat I could fit into the tiny crockette in case I was cooking for more than just the two of us.
The meat cooked perfectly – and certainly was enough to feed a family of at least four – maybe more depending on how much meat each person eats.
For the two of us, this made several meals which was great!
I am all for having leftovers for lunch.
I also love figuring out ways to use the extra meat I cook to make new meals.
Living the country life doesn’t always leave a lot of extra time to cook – and those of you that have lived the homesteading life know after spending the day outside working sometimes a quick meal is just what you want.
Pair With Quick And Easy Side Dishes!
I did pair this roast with salt roasted potatoes and carrots so you do need to cook some side dishes, but those are a lot quicker to make than the whole meal.
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- 2.30 lb. beef roast
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- 2 Tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 teaspoon juniper berries
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon cloves
- 2 allspice berries (whole)
- 1 bay leaf
- Melt the butter in a cast iron skillet (affiliate link).
- Add the black pepper, ginger, juniper berries, cumin, garlic, cloves, allspice and bay leaf.
- Simmer for one minute to combine the flavors.
- Cut the beef roast in half, then add it to the cast iron skillet (affiliate link).
- Brown on all sides. This takes about a minute depending on how hot the skillet is.
- Remove the beef roast and put it in the cast iron dutch oven (affiliate link) crockette. I set the two pieces side by side to make them fit.
- Add the beef broth.
- Put the lid on and cook on high for 3 hours.
- Turn the heat to low to keep the meat to stay warm until you are ready to serve it.
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