Cooking a pot roast in a solar oven is super easy. It is similar to using a slow cooker, except you don’t have to use electricity just a bright sunshiny day, and a Sunflair solar oven will do the trick!
The solar oven method for cooking pot roast
My pot roast cooked beautifully in the solar oven. I am so happy with this method of cooking. I cannot wait until next summer. I am going to wear this thing out! I love to cook pot roast. It is a simple dinner with all the things I love.
I basically used the same recipe I use to cook it in my slow cooker. Although the time may vary in the solar oven. It will take around 5-6 hours. Try to pick a day that is not cloudy. Clouds will drop the temperature in the oven. Also, use a baking rack to elevate the pan. Heat rises, and it is better for heat circulation.
The pot roast in the solar oven recipe:
Prepare/cook food properly. Use oven mitts to avoid burns. There are affiliate links in this post. See disclaimer.
- 2lb. Pork Loin, whole – You can buy a pre-seasoned one if you like
- 4-5 cups of Beef Broth
- 5-6 Carrots, chopped
- 3 stalks Celery, chopped
- 1-2 Onions, chopped
- 4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
- 1.5lbs. Potatoes, chopped bite size
- Pinch of pepper
- Salt to taste
- 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- Preheat your solar oven.
- Place pork loin fatty side up, into large stock pan.
- Add broth to the pan.
- Add the vegetables evenly around the pan.
- Add salt, pepper, and Worcestershire Sauce.
- Place the lid on the pan.
- Using oven mitts, place the pan in the solar oven. Make sure it is sitting on a baking rack, it must be elevated!
- Remember to place the thermometer inside the oven also!
- Try not to open the oven, as that will decrease the temperature.
- Set a timer for 30 -45 minutes to check on the oven. The sun will move and you will need to adjust the direction of the oven. Also, keep an eye on the temperature.
- After 4-5 hours check the internal temperature of the meat. FoodSafety.Org says 145ºF and let rest for 3 minutes for roasts.
- Once you reach the desired temperature, use your oven mitts and carefully take the pan out of the oven. Remember the oven is HOT!
- I like to slice the roast thin, and then place it nicely back into the pan.
- It is ready to serve. Enjoy!
The roast turned out really wonderful. The texture was fantastic, it was tender and juicy! The veggies were yummy, and the broth was tasty! Please send me more sunny days so I can use my Sunflair Solar Oven again! We will meet again my love! Hah! I know it is silly, but I really love it for so many reasons! Not heating my kitchen/house is a huge favorite. Also, I could save on electricity. It is making me think outside of the box while cooking in a box.
A down side I have seen using a solar oven is that, I have had so many days that were overcast, rainy, cloudy, and/or storming. Ugg! How many days is the weather man is to keep me from my new cooking tool! The first sunny day came in a couple of weeks even though the forecast called for cloudy and possible rain (ALL WEEK!), it was sunny.
I marched outside and preheated my oven. Then I got to work in the kitchen. I was excited that I finally got to use my solar oven again! As, I was cutting up veggies, I thought oh I have dinner all set and don’t even have to worry about doing it later. How nice!
If you want to see more solar oven recipes, I will list them here as they are posted:
Coming soon – Pumpkin Ginger Coconut Soup!
This post contains affiliate links. See disclaimer. I received a solar oven from Sunflair Solar Ovens, in exchange for writing a few of recipes and reviewing the solar oven on my blog. This will not effect the price you pay if you decide to buy anything. It does however, help support this blog and my family. So I thank you, and I thank Sunflair.net for a great way to cook without heating my kitchen!
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