Originally Posted by Mr Jerry10ML
Most that do add salt, is because they have seen someone else do it.....
My mom made the best roast beef (Pikes Peak cut) in the world.
So good that the preacher and family were always invited making us a party of almost 20 ppl .
So she would do a REALLY big hunk o meat.
I noticed she always cut the meat in half before browning and covering to braise on top of stove.
So for years I always followed her recipe exactly.
One day my sister was over and observed the whole process and asked me why I did it.
Well SISTER this is the way mom always did it.
I thought she was gonna bust a gut laughing.
Turns out mom's dutch oven was not tall enuff to hold a huge piece of meat and cover as well.
So she had to make it fit.
Which meant cutting it into two equal size chunks and fitting it into the pot like a puzzle.
To say I felt pretty dumb was an understatement lol.