Caribbean-Spiced Pot Roast

Cecilia Myers

By
@SugarDumpling

Fresh herbs, dried spices and mushroom soy kick up the flavor! I always serve this with Jamaican Rice and Peas.


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Rating:

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 1/2 lb
beef shoulder or boneless chuck roast (well-marbled is best!)
12
pimento seeds (also known as alspice)
1/2
scotch bonnet (or less), seeded and diced
3-4 sprig(s)
fresh thyme, cut in small pieces, including stalks
1 small
yellow onion, chopped
1 stalk(s)
green onion, cut in thin slices
2 Tbsp
fresh garlic, diced
1/4 c
mushroom soy (found in asian cooking section)
1 1/2 c
water

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash roast and pat dry with paper towel. Place in flat pan and let stand to room temperature.
2
Use a mortar and pestle to coarsely crush alspice seeds. Set aside.

(diy mortar and pestle: coffee cup and thin glass bottle such as a hot sauce bottle.)
3
USE DISPOSABLE PLASTIC GLOVES WHEN HANDLING PEPPER!

Cut pepper in half. Cut out fibers and seeds inside. Cut pepper into thin strips,stack and cut into tiny pieces. Set aside.

CAUTION: THE OIL THAT COMES FROM THE PEPPER DURING DICING IS VERY HOT. WASH KNIFE AND CUTTING SURFACE IMMEDIATELY AND TOSS GLOVES IN GARBAGE.
4
Combine crushed alspice pods, scotch bonnet, onions, garlic and mushroom soy in small bowl. You will use this to season the roast.
5
Make small 1 1/2 - inch (wide and deep) slits in the roast. Fill the slits with the herb seasoning mixture. Reserve extra seasoning mixture.
6
Heat 2 T. oil in a heavy Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Place roast in oil and brown in pot, all over, several minutes on each side.

Tip: Don't move the roast while a side is browning, or it won't brown well.
7
When roast is browned, pour the remainder of the sauce over the roast plus 1 1/2 cup water and bring to a simmer. Cover.
8
Place in 300 degrees F oven for 15 minutes, then drop to 225 degrees F. Cook for 3 to 3 1/2 hours, or longer, until meat is tender.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Roasts
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Caribbean
Dietary Needs: Low Carb
Hashtags: #roast, #Caribbean, #rump