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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Roaster Oven Recipes

If you are one of those that like crock pot cooking and/or basically any type of cooking that doesn't involve the conventional, bulky stovetop & oven combo, a roaster oven may be just what you're looking for.  Although I'm sure there are plenty of recipes out there for your crock pot, roaster ovens are something of a different nature.  For one, they are much larger and can also be used as a crock pot or they can be used like a mini-oven, which is what I like.
It is so much better to use for, say, cooking whole fryers or little hens during the summer, when you don't want to heat up the entire house.  Not only does it save on electricity, the fact that it is right there for you to open the lid, add seasoning, check, etc., makes it so much more convenient.

In a reasonably sized roaster oven, you can cook a whole chicken that is 3.5 to 5lbs. at a rate of 13 to 15 minutes a pound, which isn't bad at all.  The roaster oven I have, can hold two whole fryers this size and even more hens.  These little ovens are also great for beef roasts, lamb, pork of all kinds whether it be chops, country-style ribs, shoulder, you name it.  Hell, you can even throw a bone-in smoked ham in there or a small turkey, if you wish!

Before I provide a quick link to a fine selection of roaster ovens, lets look for a couple sample recipes to give you some ideas.  Oh, did I mention that baking pans can be placed on the roasting rack, as well?  Yeah, some people even bake muffins, yeast rolls, brownies, cupcakes, pizzas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc., in this sucker.  I noticed that there isn't a lot of online recipes for your roaster oven, at least not an abundance of them by what I could tell during a quick web search, so I'll check around the house.  ... ... ...  Okay, I did find a few sample roaster oven recipes, although most of them are rather basic.  I'll list a few of them, but I must say, you don't really need 'em if you are creative or the slightest bit experienced, but you do need your roaster oven; ha!

Roaster Oven Recipes

Pot Roast with Vegetables

6 to 8lb. beef chuck roast       2 cups beef broth
2 cups baby carrots                1 tbs. salt
8 medium potatoes (peeled & quartered)
2 onions, quartered                1 tsp. black pepper

Place roast in bottom of cooking pan.  Place vegetables around sides of roast.  Add salt, pepper, and broth.  Cover; cook at 300 degrees for 3 to 4 hours or until tender.

Hickory-smoked brisket

6 to 8lb. beef brisket              1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 cup liquid smoke             1 tsp. celery salt
1 tsp. garlic salt

Place brisket on a large piece of aluminum foil.  Sprinkle generously with the liquid smoke and seasonings.  Wrap the brisket with foil and crimp the edges.  Place in cooking pan.  Cover and cook in your roaster oven for 4 hours at 250 degrees.

Lemon Garlic Roast Chicken

7 to 8 lb. chicken             1/4 cup lemon juice
4 cloves garlic, minced    2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter                   1 tsp. black pepper

Rinse chicken in cold water and pat dry with paper towels.  Combine remaining ingredients and rub over skin and between skin and meat of chicken.  Place roasting rack in cooking pan, then place chicken on roasting rack and cover.  Bake in your oven for 2 to 2.5 hours at 350 degrees.

Asian Spare Ribs

4 large cloves of garlic, minced           2 tbs. sesame oil
1 tsp. five spice powder                       2 tbs. minced fresh ginger
8 green onions, thinly sliced                1 tbs. chili puree
1/2 cup brown sugar                            2 tsp. salt
8 tbs. hoisin sauce                                6 to 8lbs. pork spare ribs, cut to fit

Combine first 8 ingredients to make marinade.  Sprinkle ribs with salt and brush with marinade.  Place ribs in cooking pan. Roast at 350 degrees for 1.5 to 2 hours.

That was just a few simple, easy-to-do recipes for your roaster oven.  Of course, you can cook baked potatoes, beef stew, chili, soup, chicken tetrazzini for a crowd and so, so much more in this splendid little oven.

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