There are some days when I need to whip up something quick for dinner after a day of running around doing errands. Other days, I spend most of my time at home and even though I am busy, I can put in a roast to cook low and slow with very little work. I love the way the kitchen smells when I have had a roast simmering all afternoon! I recently received The Original clay pot from RÖMERTOPF to try out and the whole family really enjoyed our roast! If you are not familiar with RÖMERTOPF, here is some information about them from their website:
RÖMERTOPF was presented and introduced on the international market for the very first time in 1967. Since that time RÖMERTOPF stands for the fat free, natural and healthy cooking in a clay baker people who love to cook just cannot do without. The label “ RÖMERTOPF” is today a label for quality, and, at the same time, represents the company’s promise in manufacturing exceptional products.
RÖMERTOPF carries a number of different sizes and styles of their clay cookware. Whether you are looking for something small to cook a one person meal in or something huge for your Thanksgiving turkey. They also have some wonderful bread pans and storage containers as well. The clay pots for roasting work using a very simple concept: by steaming food and allowing it to braise in it´s own juices. This is a health way to prepare meals without using additional fat. All of their products are made from from high-quality natural clay.
RÖMERTOPF Clay Pot
My Opinion: The Original clay pot was the perfect size for a small roast, several chopped up potatoes and a ton of carrots. I used some chicken stock as the cooking liquid along with a chopped up onion, some minced garlic, and an assortment of seasonings. With the lid on, the roasting pan is fairly high but I just had to lower a shelf in the oven, which I would have to do for just about any decent sized covered dish. You do need to remember to soak the clay pot in water before using it for the first use but that is easy enough to do and it only takes about 15 minutes. For subsequent uses, you just have to give the pot and top a quick rinse. The pot is dishwasher safe which makes cleanup very easy!
Easy Pot Roast with Vegetables in a RÖMERTOPF clay pot
One small beef roast
4 large potatoes, cut into large chunks
6 large carrots, cut into large chunks
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp tarragon
1 1/2 cup chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste
1. Place roast in the clay pot (remember to soak or rinse as needed) and top with onion, carrots, and potatoes.
2. Add minced garlic, tarragon, salt and pepper to the stock and pour over the top.
3. Cover the pot and cook at 325 for approximately 2 hours, or until meat is done and tender.
RÖMERTOPFhas given me permission to give one of my readers a clay pot of their own to try. This is a Rafflecopter giveaway, follow the direction in the widget to enter. This contest ends at midnight EST on August 17th, 2012.
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