Bacon Seared Roast

One of the quickest ways to get dinner on the table! To score a 2-for-1 deal here, I like to cook the pasture-raised bacon for breakfast and save that liquid gold (pasture-raised bacon fat) and a few bacon strips for the recipe later. While you’re at it, to be the most efficient, get the rub soaking on the roast before you leave for work in the morning, so that when you come home, just sear it on each side and pop it in the oven and do some house chores or workout while it cooks for an hour and a half! ┬áLet it sit out of the oven so the juices can reabsorb throughout the meat and not pour out on your plate, and voila! The perfect roast. The hour and a half setting for my oven gets my roast to 135 degrees fahrenheit, a nice medium rare (just how I like it!). Keep the roast in for another 10+ minutes to get a more cooked meat. I served my roast atop a bed of mixed lettuces, kale, cilantro, nutritional yeast, black olives, strawberries, avocado, and sheep cheese (which is seriously, THE best. If your cow dairy intolerant or not, give sheep cheese a whorl, you can thank me later).

Keep in mind that you want to purchase the highest quality of meats because toxins are stored in fat cells, which fat is present in all meats. But! Don’t worry, these are healthy fats as long as they are the highest quality possible that your brain and body use daily to function properly. Compared to conventional dairy and beef, or grain-fed, certified grass-fed cows have: a higher anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid content, higher levels of conjugated linolenic acid (CLA) that are heart and cancer protective(!!), & higher levels of beta carotene and vitamin E! Pasture-raised or grass-fed animals are living and eating foods they were designed for, and no weird pesticides, herbicides, or junk is exposed to them in their entire lifetime! When their bodies are properly nourished with their natural diet and environment, your body is nourished by eating those happy cow who have more micro- and macronutrients compared to their grain-fed and conventional counterparts (like from this grass-fed sirloin tip roast AND pasture-raised bacon!). You crave less “junk food” when your cells are nourished and if weight loss is your goal, lose weight fast, too! It’s a win-win, wouldn’t you say?! Feed your cells! Enjoy, friends!

-A.G.

P.S. If you are following the 21DSD, make sure your bacon is compliant! Always check the ingredients for hidden sugars and additives.

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Bacon Seared Roast
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Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the herbs and spices in a small prep bowl, mince the garlic and all to spices. Rub all of the mixture onto the roast and let sit while you cook the bacon.
  2. Cook the bacon in a skillet and keep all the excess fat in the pan. Remove bacon strips into a paper towel to cool and crumble bacon up into pieces.
  3. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees fahrenheit.
  4. Sear each side of the roast for 2-3 minutes in the reserved bacon fat in the skillet.
  5. Place wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 1.5 hours or until 135 degrees fahrenheit is reached for a medium-rare roast.
  6. INSTAPOT OPTION: Still follow previous directions to sear each side in the Instapot on saute mode. Add 1 cup bone broth or broth of choice to pot and let cook on meat mode under high pressure (throw in some onions, too, if you're feeling chef-y!).
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