From Beef on a Budget: Cast Iron Holiday Roast

December 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm Leave a comment

Looking for a different recipe this holiday season? This Cast Iron Holiday Roast from Beef on a Budget looks delicious! If you end up using the recipe, let us know what you think of it or the sweet potato casserole in the comments! Thanks to Anna-Lisa for the recipe.


This Cast Iron Holiday Roast is easy, delicious, tender and not typical!


Cast Iron Holiday Roast
1 4 lb sirloin tip roast
Salt, pepper, BBQ rub

In a large skillet, heat a bit of oil.  Sear the roast on all sides.  Next season the roast with your favorite BBQ rub.  I used one made in Texas but use your favorite. (I’m all about using what you have on hand) Make sure that you season it well and rub it in.  That’s why they call it a rub.  Trust me, a little love for your roast and your roast will love ya back!  Next season with salt and pepper! You gotta use a bit of salt, it will help tenderize.

The steam will help the roast to cook through. After the roast is done to to your degree of doneness remove it from the oven and let it rest.  This will allow the juices to settle.  Slice thin against the grain and serve!

Cast Iron Holiday Roast
1 4 lb sirloin tip roast – $13.69
Butter, Oil, Salt, pepper, BBQ rub- $1.00
Total Cost- $14.69 (Serves 6)
Cost per plate- $2.44

My favorite thing about holidays is making recipes from the loved ones in your life.  Ya know your grandmother’s pumpkin pie, your mamma’s pumpkin bread or your great-grandmother’s ravioli.  When you make those dishes memories come alive.  This year I had the chance to learn to make a few new dishes that I had never made before!  You will be glad to know that my first pecan pie was delicious.  I also had the chance to make sweet potato casserole for the first time.  I used the recipe of a very special lady who I will never get to meet.  Using her recipe was very special and let me tell ya it’s got to be a flawless one cause I didn’t manage to mess it up too bad!  I’m gonna share it with you too!


Perfect Sweet Potato Casserole

1 18 oz can drained sweet potatoes
1 C brown sugar
1/4 C milk
1 egg
1 T melted butter
1 t vanilla
Oil spray
1 T flour
1 T butter
1 C pecans

Combine potatoes, 3/4 C brown sugar, milk, egg, melted margarine, and vanilla.  Mix well.  Put in a oil sprayed baking dish.  Combine flour, 1/4 C brown sugar; cut in 1 T butter until crumbly.  Add 1 C pecans.  Sprinkle over potatoes.  Bake at 350 for 35 min.

Enjoy! Hope you have a great week!

~ Anna-Lisa

The opinions expressed in the above post represent the thoughts and feelings of the blogger, and not necessarily NYFEA as a whole.


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