Christmas Roast for 20 People

by Robin on December 24, 2011

20111224-103204.jpg Merry Christmas! As usual, I would like to share one of my family recipes as my gift to you. Today I am cooking a roast dinner for twenty, as tonight is Arab Christmas. The Arabs all come over and we feast and open presents and love each other. (What Christmas is all about!)

So, I’m taking a break before I perform my other maternal act of love, making my quadruple batch of chocolate chip cookies. (If you are nice I will share this with you soon.) Anyhow, in case you are breaking out in hives at the mere thought of cooking a huge roast, let me assure you that roast is one of the easiest things to make for a lot of people. Are you ready?

Granny’s Roast

Granny made a version of this roast for my extended family every single Sunday of my growing up years. I thank God every day for her and her loving influence on my life. My mom and I have tweaked it through the years to this final form.


I started with a fourteen pound roast. preheat the oven to 350 degrees farenheight. Generously salt the roast on all sides and rub in. Sparsely pepper. Take a sharp pointed knife and cut some cloves of garlic into slivers. Cut some half inch deep slices into the top of the roast just big enough to stick the garlic in.Turn roast over and do the same on the other side.
the garlic



Next take some kitchen Bouquet (which you can find in the store by the beef bouillion and gravy mix) and rub all over the meat on all sides.



Now take any kind of wine that you have on hand and pour over the meat and rub in on all sides.



Next take some onion soup mix and sprinkle on all sides and roub in.


20111224-110954.jpgGet your fav bbq sauce and pour some on the bottom side (the side without the big layer of fat) of the roast.




Now take some ketchup and squirt on top of this.



Slice an onion and arrange the slices on top of the bbq sauce and ketchup turn the roast over with ketchup side down. Wash and or peel your carrots and lay them all around the roast. Sprinkle more onion soup mix on these. If my roast isn’t this big, I sometimes put potatoes in here too, if I am not going to make mashed ones.

Wipe off your mushrooms nd add to the roaster.



Add about 2 cups of water for this size roast, (around a cup for smaller ones.) Pour some more wine over all. Put lid on and put in the oven at 400 for 30 minutes, then turn down and cook for 25 minutes per-pound, or until it is tender when you stick a fork in it.


Merry Christmas, all, and be sure to thank the Good Lord for coming to earth to be our Savior.

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