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How to Bake a Tender Oven Roast

author image Katherine Kally
Katherine Kally is a freelance writer specializing in eco-friendly home-improvement projects, practical craft ideas and cost-effective decorating solutions. Kally's work has been featured on sites across the Web. She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of South Carolina and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.
How to Bake a Tender Oven Roast
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You don’t have to purchase the most expensive cuts of meat to enjoy a tender oven roast. Create a dry rub using your favorite spices that serves a dual purpose of adding flavor and tenderizing less expensive cuts such as chuck roast, rump roast and brisket. Cheaper roasts have less marbling than sirloin or tenderloin; marbling helps make the roast tender after baking. Cooking time and temperature also play a role in baking a tender oven roast.

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Step 1

Place the brisket roast into a roasting pan, and coat both sides of the meat with the salt.

Step 2

Mix the dry rub ingredients -- the chili powder, garlic powder, dry mustard, onion powder, black pepper, sugar and crushed bay leaf -- in a small bowl with a spoon.

Step 3

Coat the roast with the dry rub by rubbing it onto all sides of the meat with your hands. Cover the pan with foil, and refrigerate overnight.

Step 4

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 5

Remove the foil from the roast, and place it in the oven. Bake for one hour.

Step 6

Remove the roast from the oven, and pour 1 1/2 cups of beef stock or water to fill the pan with 1/2 inch of liquid.

Step 7

Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and cover the pan tightly with foil. Cook for three hours, or until the meat feels tender when poked with a fork.

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