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Roast meat for 9 people

chocomel | | Sep 29, 2010 08:49 PM

Hi, I'm trying to prepare some type of roast beef for a group of 9 people. Tried searching on the board for suggestions, but didn't get a clear answer. I have a few questions:
1. How many pounds of meat for 9 people? I'm thinking about 1/2 lb per person so about 5 - 6 pounds? Planning on serving salad and potatoes on the side. Maybe some dips.
2. What type of meat should i use? I'm trying to keep it on the cheaper side and I'm not a very good cook. Maybe tri tip?
3. Anyone have an idea for recipes/cooking tips? How long should it be left in the oven (abour 6lbs of meat). This looks good: It seems that tri tip only comes in about 3 lbs sizes, so I'll be roasting 2 at once. Any tips or how it would affect cooking time?

Any tips would be appreciated. I suggested this to my roommate without actually thinking if we can do it. Are there other cuts of meats that will be better? We really want to serve some type of roast beef. Thank you!!

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