zig
0

Notifications

  • You're all caught up!

How to Cook Beef Shoulder in an Oven

by
author image M.H. Dyer
M.H. Dyer began her writing career as a staff writer at a community newspaper and is now a full-time commercial writer. She writes about a variety of topics, with a focus on sustainable, pesticide- and herbicide-free gardening. She is an Oregon State University Master Gardener and Master Naturalist and holds a Master of Fine Arts in creative nonfiction writing.
How to Cook Beef Shoulder in an Oven
How to Cook Beef Shoulder in an Oven Photo Credit Kathy Burns-Millyard/Demand Media

A beef-shoulder roast is an inexpensive roast cut from the muscled shoulder area of the beef. The tough, slightly chewy shoulder roast dries out easily but benefits from moist-cooking methods such as braising, which tenderizes the roast as it simmers slowly in liquid. Braising a shoulder roast in liquids such as broth, apple juice or even beer or wine turns even the toughest roast beef into a flavorful, fork-tender dish.

Step 1

How to Cook Beef Shoulder in an Oven
Photo Credit Kathy Burns-Millyard/Demand Media

Cover the bottom of a heavy Dutch oven with a small amount of cooking oil. For a healthier roast, use olive oil or canola oil.

Step 2

How to Cook Beef Shoulder in an Oven
Photo Credit Kathy Burns-Millyard/Demand Media

Heat the oil over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, place the shoulder roast in the skillet.

Step 3

How to Cook Beef Shoulder in an Oven
Photo Credit Kathy Burns-Millyard/Demand Media

Sear the roast quickly in the hot oil so the outside of the meat turns brown. Turn the meat as needed so that all sides are evenly brown.

Step 4

How to Cook Beef Shoulder in an Oven
Photo Credit Kathy Burns-Millyard/Demand Media

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 5

How to Cook Beef Shoulder in an Oven
Photo Credit Kathy Burns-Millyard/Demand Media

Sprinkle the roast with salt and pepper to taste.

You Might Also Like

Step 6

How to Cook Beef Shoulder in an Oven
Photo Credit Kathy Burns-Millyard/Demand Media

Add your choice of liquids to the pan. Use enough liquid to bring the level up to approximately the halfway point of the roast. Use your choice of liquid such as water, broth, apple juice, wine, beer, whiskey, tomato juice or a combination of liquids.

Step 7

How to Cook Beef Shoulder in an Oven
Photo Credit Kathy Burns-Millyard/Demand Media

Transfer the Dutch oven to the oven. Check the roast occasionally and add liquid to replace liquid that evaporates. Adjust your oven temperature, if needed, to keep the liquid at a gentle, constant simmer.

Step 8

How to Cook Beef Shoulder in an Oven
Photo Credit Kathy Burns-Millyard/Demand Media

Cook the meat for two to three hours. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the meat registers a safe temperature of at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 9

How to Cook Beef Shoulder in an Oven
Photo Credit Kathy Burns-Millyard/Demand Media

Remove the roast from the pan. Allow it to rest for at least five minutes, then slice and serve.

Related Searches

LiveStrong Calorie Tracker
THE LIVESTRONG.COM MyPlate Nutrition, Workouts & Tips
GOAL
  • Gain 2 pounds per week
  • Gain 1.5 pounds per week
  • Gain 1 pound per week
  • Gain 0.5 pound per week
  • Maintain my current weight
  • Lose 0.5 pound per week
  • Lose 1 pound per week
  • Lose 1.5 pounds per week
  • Lose 2 pounds per week
GENDER
  • Female
  • Male
lbs.
ft. in.

References

Demand Media