I love roasting meat and have gotten pretty good at it after almost 32 years of marriage. But I know that no matter how good I may be at roasting a tender cut of meat, I do enjoy having things available to help me do it easier and even more flavorful. Toastabags is a company that understands that. They make Roastabags, Self Basting Oven Bags that are excellent at helping you make flavorful food for you family.
The bags are so easy to use too. You simply put a little flour in the bag, place in your meat or veggies, shake it to coat the food with the flour, seal the bag up, put in six small slits in the top of the bag (so it doesn't explode), and bake! Easy! I love how well the bags hold in all the flavor and juices and help keep the food moist and tender, not dry at all.
One small tip for you, when you put things in the bag it helps to roll down the top of the bag so the food does not get juice and flavorings all over the top edge or make a mess of your hands while trying to push the food in. Think of it like gathering up your socks to slip your foot in. Makes it easier!
One thing that is super nice is how well it keeps the juices in the bag. This is perfect for being able to make gravy and for clean up. All the juices stay in the bag so you can pour them out to make a wonderful batch of gravy or a sauce, and they don't get into the pan you were using to bake the food. Love that!
Oh, you do need to know that these are not large bags. They are about 10" x 15", good for a small to medium sized chicken, cut up pieces of chicken, small beef or pork roast, and a family sized portion of roasted veggies. It's a great size to have handy, especially for being able to roast several things at once, a meat and a veggie.
Here's what I made, a small seasoned pork loin. Since I coated the pork with seasoning, I did not have to use the flour.
I coated my 4 pound pork loin with a pork rub I have been using for years. Here's the recipe for you:
1 1/4 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. sugar
3 tbsp coarsely ground black pepper
2 tbsp Kosher salt, or 1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp ground ginger
4 1/2 tsp garlic powder
4 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dry mustard
1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp crushed dried thyme
Stir together brown sugar, sugar, black pepper, salt, ginger, garlic powder, onion salt, dry mustard, crushed red pepper, cayenne, cumin, paprika, and thyme in small bowl. Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat the brown sugar mixture evenly on all sides of the pork roast; use your fingers to rub into pork. Place roast on rack in shallow roasting pan. Roast, uncovered, 20 minutes per pound, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Remove roast from oven; let rest about 10 minutes before slicing.
*Note: Store remaining brown sugar mixture in airtight container at room temperature up to 3 months; use on pork roasts or chops before roasting or grilling. Recipe makes about 3 1/2 cups dry rub. This is even good on chicken.
The meat turned out tender, juicy and delicious. There was even enough juice that I could make a lovely dipping sauce. My husband enjoyed that!
The Toastabags Roastabags, Self Basting Oven Bags are a great way to ensure your meat that you paid way too much for, comes out perfect every time!
This reviewer has been compensated with receiving the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. All opinions are those of the reviewer.