How to Roast a Spoon Roast

By Donna Tinus

The spoon roast got its name because it is "so tender you can eat it with a spoon." The meat is a sirloin beef that is slow cooked for several hours. The difference between a spoon roast and a pot roast is that a pot roast is made from a cheap cut of beef and is cooked longer than a spoon roast. A spoon roast is made with top sirloin roast, beef sirloin or sirloin beef bottom tips.

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Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Meanwhile, place a sirloin roast in a roaster pan and add about 3 cups of beef broth or stock in the bottom of the pan. Add a sliced onion, a couple carrots and one or two stalks of celery, if desired.

Step 2

Cover the roast completely with either aluminum foil or the lid of the roaster pan.

Step 3

Cook the roast at 15 minutes per pound for the roast to be rare, 18 minutes a pound for a medium roast, and 20 to 25 minutes per pound if you want the roast to be well done.

Step 4

When the proper amount of time has lapsed, take the roast out and let it rest on the counter for 15 minutes. This settles the juices back into the roast.