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AIBU re DH cooking beef joint?

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bringbackopalfruits Sun 29-Jan-17 14:18:40

Maybe I am! We've got friends coming for a roast at 4. Ideally I'd like I eat no later than 5pm. At 1.15 I came downstairs to find DH putting a nearly 2kg joint in the slow cooker. Less than 4hrs to cook?! He was going to put it on the high setting but still, it made no sense to me at all. So we had a little "disagreement" and I said I wanted to take over the cooking, so it's now roasting nicely in the oven. He's really cross with me for interfering, and I suspect he's in the right here, but to me, if you want to slow cook a joint, then you SLOW cook it, for hours. Or what's the point?! Thoughts please MN smile

fallenempires Sun 29-Jan-17 14:20:38

What cut of beef is it?

HeyRoly Sun 29-Jan-17 14:22:20

I'm with you. Slow cookers are for slow cooking. He should have put it on in the morning if he wanted to use the SC.

tassisssss Sun 29-Jan-17 14:23:02

I'm with you, not long enough to slow cook.

Pot roast in oven?

MrsDc7 Sun 29-Jan-17 14:24:00

I think you'd have ended up eating at 10pm but I'm not an expert

Dogivemeabreak Sun 29-Jan-17 14:36:04

Plenty of time on high in a slow cooker for 4 hours.

PUGaLUGS Sun 29-Jan-17 14:38:01

Not enough time in the slow cooker imo.

grumpysquash3 Sun 29-Jan-17 14:57:45

They produce different kinds of meals anyway. Roast beef is just that, ideal with roast potatoes, Yorkies etc. . Slow cooked beef is soft and has a different texture.

Roast is nicer IMO (misses point of thread)

TinklyLittleLaugh Sun 29-Jan-17 15:01:12

I don't have a slow cooker, but it seems a shame tp put the sort of expensive cut that is good to roast in a slow cooker.

wherearemymarbles Sun 29-Jan-17 15:02:18

What joint is it?
Shudders at the thought of sirloin...grin

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 29-Jan-17 15:03:13

I put brisket in the slowy for about 8 hours

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 29-Jan-17 15:12:32

A roasting joint will take 4 -5 hrs on high in the SC. It'll be fine, I do it all the time.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 29-Jan-17 15:13:45

He needs to sear it first.

ClashCityRocker Sun 29-Jan-17 15:28:12

Brisket is great for slow cooking but it is a different meal to roast beef, IME.

Certain cuts benefit from being roasted.

YippieKayakOtherBuckets Sun 29-Jan-17 15:31:41

What cut?

EveOnline2016 Sun 29-Jan-17 15:32:13

It would piss me off if anyone took over when I am cooking.

I like my beef so it still has pink inside, so 4 hours in a slow cooker would be fine.

IHaveBrilloHair Sun 29-Jan-17 16:34:05

I agree Clash
Different cuts need different ways of cooking.

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