Pikes peak roast is a traditional delicacy from Colorado but has grown to become a global favorite.
Marinating gives it a fantastic twist. It’s quirky, exciting and once you try it, you won’t settle for anything less.
Looking to impress your friends with your table looking like a small mountain of succulent meat that leaves them lusting for more?
We got you covered!
We cook it so long it nearly falls off the bone.
It is that tender!
What is Pikes Peak Roast?
Better known as ‘Heel of round roast,’ this is a meat roast cut from the rounds above the hock.
It has many connective tissues and muscles, making it tough, but it is cooked at low temperatures to tenderize it.
The Origin of Pikes Peak Roast
Many think of pikes peak roast as the typical Sunday dinner, served with potatoes, vegetables, and gravy.
While that is true in many households, there is a different Sunday tradition in Colorado.
Every year, thousands of people gather to celebrate Pikes Peak; one of the most well-known landmarks in Colorado.
Pikes Peak is part of the Rocky Mountains located near Colorado Springs.
As much as people associate it with the city itself, many people don’t know that this popular tourist destination also has an affiliation with cooking meat.
Cooking a roast on Pikes Peak was once a traditional practice for residents and visitors who wanted to show their love for the mountain.
Today, it continues to be an important event for locals and tourists who want to celebrate what makes Colorado a special place.
How to Cook Pikes Peak Roast
Pike peak roast has few ingredients, hence easy to prepare.
It takes some time to cook, but the heavenly taste is worth the patience.
For better results, use low to medium burners such as the dutch oven or roasting pan.
Otherwise, it will become ropy and dry, disrupting its mouth-watering potential.
Pike peak roast blends well with different vegetables.
Go for your taste and preference or, the flavour you aim for instead.
The result is magical.
Its skin is juicy and crispy, providing a stellar bite.
The salty sauce added to the flavor and will leave you wanting more.
●1 large pikes peak roast cut
●½ tablespoon chopped dill
●½ tablespoon chopped basil
●4 Yukon gold potatoes
●½ cup olive oil
●Two beers(your choice)
1.Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
2.Rinse the pike peak roast, pat it dry with paper towel, and place in a large bowl
3.Smear the roast with olive oil and pour the beer.
Marinate for an hour or leave it overnight.
The longer you marinate, the better the flavor.
4.Cut four slits on the roast and place peppercorns in each.
Then rub it with basil and dill.
5.Add potatoes, onions, and carrots to the dutch oven.
6.Put the meat and sprinkle beer on it.
7.Cover and let the roast cook for about 4 hours until the thermometer shows desired temperature.
8.Remove the roast from the oven, use aluminum foil and preserve for 10 minutes.
9.Prepare a tantalizing gravy using the sauce stocking at the bottom of the dutch oven or pan.
Pikes peak recipe
Preparation time:1 hour
Cooking time: 4 hours
Total time: 5 hours
How to Grill a Pikes Peak Roast
Grilled pikes peak roast combines smoky flavor and dry rub to make a droll-worth delicacy.
Its look and taste will leave you with no option but to fall in love with it.
●A large piece of pikes peak roast cut
●1 chopped black pepper
●¼ cup brown sugar
●1 chopped garlic
1.Let your meat rest at room temperature for about 30 minutes
2.Add black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, kosher salt, and brown sugar.
Mix them well to make the dry rub.
3.Spread olive oil on the roast and sprinkle dry rub over it.
4.Prepare the grill or the smoker at a 300-degree fire.
5.Place roast on grill but ensure it’s an indirect heat and cover it.
6.Let it cook for 1 -2 hours.
7.For a medium roast, wait until 140 degrees and 190 degrees for a more tender roast at room temperature.
8.To retain juiciness, wrap the roast with foil or butcher paper.
9.Remove from the grill and place it on atray for 10-15 minutes
10.Slice to desired sizes
How to Store Pikes Peak Roast
You can store raw and cooked pikes peak roast and use them days later whenever needed.
Only slice the roast you will use.
●Storing cooked pikes peak roast for a short time
Wrap it using three or more layers of plastic wrap and an upper layer of foil.
The roast will stay freshly chilled and is simple to slice.
It makes the best sandwiches.
●Storing cooked pikes peak roast for long
Warp with a plastic wrapper to prolong leftovers’ freshness and properly put in the freezer.
You can also use the airtight storage methods by putting them in airtight containers or freezer bags.
●Storing pikes peak roast for a short time
Put your roast in a plastic wrap or airtight can and put it in a freezer.
Thaw in the refrigerator or microwave when ready for use.
●Storing uncooked pikes peak roast for long
To freeze uncooked roast, arrange it flat in the freezer bag.
Squeeze the air out of the bag, seal then label it.
Tips and variations
●To add flavor, put more spices and vegetables such as garlic
●Ensure the slow cooker is in good condition to prevent overheating and causing a fire.
●Use vegetables of your choice to get your intended taste.
●Make sandwiches with the remaining pike’s peak roast.
●It is rich in protein with 3-ounce pikes peak roast containing 22.5 grams of protein.
●It contains zinc, 3 ounces giving 37 percent for men and 51 percent the recommended daily intake.
●It Provides B12 and B6 vitamins.
Three ounces give 37 percent of vitamin B6 and 50 percent of vitamin B 12.
Pikes Peak roast is an excellent idea if you are still wondering what to prepare for the upcoming parties with friends and your family.
Your guests will surely appreciate such a delicacy and be grateful to have accepted your invitation.
Do not forget to tell them who was the cook of such a tasty dish!
Best Ever Pikes Peak Roast
- 1 large pikes peak roast
- 4 peppercorns
- ½ tablespoon chopped dill
- ½ tablespoon chopped basil
- 4 Yukon gold potatoes
- ½ cup olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Rinse the pike peak roast, pat it dry with paper towel, and place in a large bowl
- Smear the roast with olive oil and pour the beer.
- Marinate for an hour or leave it overnight.
- The longer you marinate, the better the flavor.
- Cut four slits on the roast and place peppercorns in each.
- Then rub it with basil and dill.
- Add potatoes, onions, and carrots to the dutch oven.
- Put the meat and sprinkle beer on it.
- Cover and let the roast cook for about 4 hours until the thermometer shows desired temperature.
- Remove the roast from the oven, use aluminum foil and preserve for 10 minutes.
- Prepare a tantalizing gravy using the sauce stocking at the bottom of the dutch oven or pan.