The ultimate beef roast to slice and serve at your Super Bowl party.
We know a thing or two about meat and football. That’s why we created this ode-to-eating in the form of beef barded in bacon. Specifically, we take a lean, beefy top round (or request a top sirloin for fancier, more tender version), weave bacon on all sides but the bottom, tie it in such a way that it looks like a football, and send you on your merry way to Super Bowl snacking heaven.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to cook a Pigskin Roast:
What you’ll need:
One pigskin roast (Approx. 4 pounds)
A shallow pan or sheet tray for cooking in oven
A stem thermometer to cook your meat to temp
A cutting board with a well to catch beefy juices
A long, sharp slicing knife
(Serves 8-12 depending on ambitious eaters and other snack options)
Preheat oven to 325 F
Take your pigskin roast out of the fridge, unwrap and place in pan or on baking sheet.
Let come up to room temperature. Tent with foil before placing in your oven.
The top round was seasoned with salt and pepper before the bacon was added; no additional salt is necessary.
The as the roast cooks, the bacon will render and penetrate the beef with smoky, porky flavor.
Cook at 325 F for 15-20 minutes per pound until roast reaches internal temp of 115 F.
Remove foil and increase oven temperature to 400 F for the last 15-20 minutes to crisp the bacon.
Don’t go far – keep an eye on your roast to ensure you don’t burn that bacon!
Once the bacon is golden brown and crispy, remove roast from the oven and let it rest 10-20 minutes on the pan on the counter top. The internal temperature should read 125 F for medium rare.
If you don’t have a cutting board with a well to catch juices, place your cutting board on a baking sheet or atop a towel to prevent a beefy mess.
Take your long slicing knife and cut against the grain on a bias for maximum tenderness.
Let your Super Bowl guests join in on the fun. Create a DIY sandwich bar with accouterments such as horseradish mayo, arugula, cheddar cheese (melted down into a sauce if possible), and sliced, sturdy bread, like a baguette.
Another warm and cozy idea is to pick up a quart of our beef stock, reducing it down with salt, pepper and crushed garlic, and serving it thinly sliced on crusty rolls as a beef au jus.
Visit or call your local Fleishers shop to reserve a Pigskin Roast for Super Bowl Sunday.