Roast Beef

Roast Beef - Roaste Beef...medium, rare or done :)
@mojcica (1512)
Slovenia
November 2, 2008 6:19am CST
Roast beef is traditionally served "rare" or "pink", meaning that the centre of the joint is warmed, but not cooked so that it retains the red colour of raw beef. While eating you can even see some bloodlike red juice. Some people can not eat raw meat and when having a Roast Beef they can either have it medium done or well done. I prefere medium or even rare, while well done is just another piece of meat. My favourite is with green pepper sauce. Do you like roast beef? Rare? Or rather well done so you do not see any blood?
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@owlwings (34598)
• Cambridge, England
2 Nov 08
'Rare meat' is not actually uncooked. This site http://whatscookingamerica.net/Beef/ClassicPrimeRib.htm says: "What constitutes rare and medium-rare cooked meat? "To satisfy government home economists, the Beef Council says rare beef means an internal temperature of 140F. Well, that is ok if you like well-done and dry meat. If you like moist, rosy meat (like I do), rare begins at 120F and starts to become medium rare at 125F or 130F. To cook your meat properly, you must purchase and use a good instant-read digital meat thermometer." The site is, of course, talking about a roast joint of beef, not steak. Steaks should be cooked by an experienced chef who knows the temperature of his grill and can time it accurately to produce the exact steak the customer ordered. I know one person who liked his steak 'blue' - that is, just the outside half millimetre coloured. It literally involves cooking for a couple of seconds on either side. It is only suitable, of course, for a very good quality and well hung fillet steak. Anything else would be too tough. Personally, I like my steak 'medium to rare' - it should have some red juices and be coloured through maybe half its thickness. I have once eated steak tartare, which is raw fillet steak ground very fine and mixed with raw egg. It was quite delicious (unexpectedly) but extremely rich.
@owlwings (34598)
• Cambridge, England
2 Nov 08
"eated" = "eaten"
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
2 Nov 08
Tartare beefsteak - Raw meat with spices and eggs
Yes its not actually uncooked, but many people think its the raw blood they are seeing when eating a rare made stake so they dont fancy that:) Though steake is different, Roast Beef should be done with only one part of meat, I dont know what its called, but as you said its the only part that is soft enough to be eaten like that. Tartare beefsteak is made of completly raw meat, they only add different spices. You toast bread, spread some butter on it and then add tartare beefsteak on...it is delicious, but as you said very rich...as any red meat would be.
• India
3 Nov 08
well I am not a beef eater but I will answer this with chicken. Though it may not seem the same to you, but in India, beef is not eater by the majority Hindu population. Instead we love gorging on our chicken tandoori (which is actually an Indian version of roasted chicken). I must agree that the proper roasted chicken does taste a tad dry but I just cant have it any other way. I remember once at a roadside stall we had ordered an entire chicken tandoori and when it came and mom carved it out in pieces, the red veins and trickles of blood could be seen at the thigh joints and against the white flesh it was looking so ugghhhhhhh!!! Needless to say, I could not eat even a morsel of that.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
3 Nov 08
omg thats something I couldnt eat either. It is different...beef and chicken, and even beef you cant eat semi raw every part of it, just that one specific part of meat that. All the rest and all other meat, chicken, pork , ect. needs to be done well or Im not eating...no thank you lol
• Malaysia
3 Nov 08
I love roast beed and I enjoyed them well done. One of the reason is I dont like the sight of blood even though I know it taste sweeter if it's slightly rare. More over, I dont know if my stomach can take it, well maybe other people have a stronger stomach than mine I guess.. To be safe, I rather eat them well done or not eat them at all... Happy eating
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
3 Nov 08
Well you should eat what you feel like eating if not your stomac wont accept it. My stomac cant take fat food, makes me sick every time.
@teresat (156)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I like mine medium rare with potatoes, carrots and onions.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
3 Nov 08
You just made me hungry heheh. Thanks for posting.
@ghazal2k5 (985)
• India
3 Nov 08
Well i prefer it well done. There is a risk of infection or diseases eating raw meat. But everyone have their own taste. So enjoy eating and mylotting.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
3 Nov 08
True everyone has different taste :) Thank you for your post.
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
I don't like rare meat it makes me think of lions eating a buffalo. Anyway, I used to eat roast beef before I started my no meat diet. I like the center browned, but as long as there's no more blood, then I don't mind eating really red meat. I haven't tried the green pepper sauce. I've only eaten roast beef with gravy made from the roast beef's oil..
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
3 Nov 08
Oh gosh you made me think of those innocent animals we kill to eat....no meat for me today lol I have to kill that image first :) Thanks for your post.
@lilybug (21184)
• United States
3 Nov 08
If it has even the slightest hint of pink in it I cannot eat it. The thought of it just grosses me out. I like my meat well done. Very well done.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
3 Nov 08
Im like that with every other meat, excpet this :) thx.
• United States
2 Nov 08
Definitely well done. I've gotten food poisoning too many times.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
3 Nov 08
You have? :/ I havent yet...hopefully wont either.
@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
I really don't care how it is cooked.. as long as it's beef and it's prepared well then I'll put my money on it.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
2 Nov 08
Love beef, dont you :) Me too hehehe
@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I like my beef "still mooing". A lot of places wont cook hamburger any less done that medium well and I have to suffer through that... My husband likes all his meat medium well, I don't know what he thinks he's tasting, but it's not the meat when it's that cooked!
@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
3 Nov 08
Yes I love roast beef cooked so that is is just bleeding a little. My partner likes it very rare. I baste it with seeded mustard when I roast it and roast potatoes and onions around the edges. Yum. We have started having one roast a fortnight now. At the moment we are buying pork but if they have a nice small roast of beef that would be nice too.
@tessah (6650)
• United States
3 Nov 08
heads up.. it isnt "bloodlike red juice" it is, in fact.. blood, plain and simple. and i guess itd depend on my mood at the moment as to whether or not i want it rare or well done. my taste fluctuates drastically often. some days the idea of meat at all will make me gag.. while others.. its all i want.
3 Nov 08
I'm with the charcoal brigade, the more cooked the better, which is funny when I tell that I also love steak tartare, which is raw minced steak.
@miketagz (646)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
I love to eat tender juicy roast beef, even more delicious with spices, it tastes good. Its just like in Japanese Restaurants.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 08
Hi Mojcica, I love roast beef, especially medium rare. I enjoy eating the crisp outside, tender meat, with the juices flowing out. It's so tasty, that I don't need to take it with any sauce at all.
@missybear (11399)
• United States
2 Nov 08
I can't eat no meat that's raw, especially roast beef. I like my steak or burger well done. Sometimes even burned and crispy.Yummy.
@sudalunts (5528)
• United States
2 Nov 08
Roast beef - Medium rare roast beef
I do not eat red meat now, but when I was, I liked mine well done. I do not like the appearance of blood on my dinner plate. I mostly eat chicken or seafood, or sometimes I do not eat meat with my meal at all. My husband on the other hand loves beef. He likes his medium rare, with a pink shade in the middle. When cooking it for him, sometimes I get it just the way he likes it, sometimes I don't.
@postergal (214)
• Egypt
2 Nov 08
I like things extremely well done lol like almost burnt! Just seeing any shad of anything that looks like anything that looks like blood would make me want to be a vegetarian for good.
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
I like it well done. Below is some details about this topic: Roast beef is a cut of beef which is roasted in an oven. Roast beef is often served within sandwiches and sometimes is used to make hash. In England, Ireland, Canada, and Australia roast beef is one of the meats traditionally served at Sunday Dinner. A traditional side dish to roast beef is Yorkshire pudding. In culture In Europe, the English are particularly associated with beef-eating, which is why the French call them les rosbifs (the roast beefs) (see also Alternative words for British). Another theory for the derivation of this name is a French mockery of the English: being relatively fair in comparison to the French, they easily get sunburned, resulting in red skin. The British reciprocally call the French "frogs", thought by many to be on account of the French dish of frog legs. According to research carried out by the Museum of London amongst Roman rubbish dumps in London, it seems that Britons acquired their first taste of roast beef from the Roman military as the city expanded under their occupation[citation needed]. Despite this, it seems not to have become popular amongst the population in general until the Middle Ages or later, and only became a 'national caricature' in the 18th century. William Shakespeare suggests a reputation of the English to gorge on beef, when in the play Henry V, act 3, scene 7, before the Battle of Agincourt he has the Constable of France say "Give them great meals of beef and iron and steel, they will eat like wolves and fight like devils". Cooking Roast beef is traditionally served "rare" or "pink" meaning that the centre of the joint is warmed, but not cooked so that it retains the red colour of raw beef. It should be noted however that there are health concerns associated with the consumption of raw meat.