I don't know what happened... I thought I would roast some beef in the oven last night. I slathered it in olive oil, herbs and spices, and popped it in a 350 degree oven for a while -- until it was ~140 degrees internally, then I let it rest for 15 minutes.
What I got was tough, chewy, fatty meat... and blah. Even though it was fairly pink inside, it was still so tough. I don't cook a ton of beef, besides hamburgers and the occasional steak. But this kind of traditional meal eludes me. I followed a fairly simple recipe. I'm left wondering if this is just a bad cut of meat, or if I missed some crucial step.
I hate when things don't go as planned. This was to be my first "real" meal in the new kitchen, not counting the simple things I've already been making, like frozen turkey burgers.
Hmm... guess it's Mongolian take-out tonight.