As I said in my prior post, I wasn't feeling all that great when my brother came for a visit so I tried to simplify my meal. The main course was a prime rib. Just apply heat and eat. Well, I did use JJ's au jus method to make some nice gravy too.
Here is the beast to be cooked. I had to mortgage my house but it was a nice piece of beef.
I cut up 3 carrots, 2 stalks of celery, 1/2 large onion, 3 cloves of garlic and put them in a roasting pan.
I rubbed Some Louisiana Grills Mesquite Rub & Grill on the beast and put it on a rack over the vegetables.
I put the roast and pan on my pellet grill preheated to 350 F.
After 1 hour, I added 1 1/2 cups beef broth to the roasting pan.
Here is where I have a tale of woe. She Who Must Be Obeyed and my sister in law like their beef well done. It was two husbands against two wives so rare was out of the question due to the extreme imbalance of power. I cooked to an internal temperature of 135 (about 2 1/2 hours) over pecan smoke. I wrapped the beast in foil to rest.
I put the liquid and vegetables in a saucepan and added 1 1/2 cups of beef stock, 1/2 cup of red wine and 1 tablespoon of ketchup.
I simmered the vegetables for 15 minutes and strained the liquid off.
I used a turkey baster to pull the liquid from under the fat that had risen to the top.
I melted 3 tablespoons of butter in the saucepan and mixed in 3 tablespoons of flour to make a roux.
I added the liquid and cooked it for about 5 minutes to thicken and cook out the flour.
Here it is carved.
Plated with roast potatoes and some coleslaw.
Even though the beef was cooked more than I like, it was very moist, incredibly tender and had just the right amount of smoke.
This is the first time I have tried JJ's au jus method but it won't be the last. I will put a couple of my own tweaks on it but it is very good. You must try it.