How To Cook An Underground Roast!

We have done an article on underground cooking before with underground Chicken! But thanks to one of our followers – Auryn Kucheran, we are now going to bring you Underground Roast! Check out his recipe below. Thanks for sending this in! We will try it next time we are out!

Here is Auryn’s recipe for an underground roast of your favorite tasty animal.

Its taken me awhile and many tries to get this recipe right. Many ‘very rare’ roasts along the way. But I think I’ve got it nearly perfected.

Here’s what you will need:

  1. 3-4 pound beef, pork, or wild game roast. (Whatever cut you prefer)
  2. ‘Look’ brand oven bags-2 pack(found in any grocery store–plastic but oven safe)
  3. Spices-salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, hot sauce if you like a little heat . Or premade packaged marinade.
    (Man-up and do it yourself.)
  4. A can of beer- (If you can spare an extra to cook with)
  5. Tinfoil
  6. Shovel (yes I said shovel)
  7. Wood for burning
  8. Softball sized DRY stones (wet ones will explode)

Now here’s the fun part.

  1. Dig a hole in the ground about 2ftx2ftx2ft. Build a small fire in the bottom, slowly adding more wood to get a nice coal bed.
  2. While the fire is burning get your roast and put it in one of the oven bags. Add your beer, and any of the spices listed above. There is no set amount, add as much or as little as you would like. For myself its a little salt and pepper, a tablespoon of each garlic and onion powders and a few squirts of hot sauce. I’ve even added some cut up veggies at this point as well but not necessary.
  3. Squeeze out the air and seal up the oven bag and close it with the ties provided in the pack. Put it in another oven bag and seal it as well. Wrap the bagged roast in tinfoil. Wrap it a few times around for extra protection. At this point it should look like a small silver football. Set it aside. For a tastier marinated roast, do this a few days before you cook.
  4. Back to the fire. By now you should have a nice warm coal bed. Add a few rocks to the bottom around the edges and let them warm up a bit. (half hour or so). Keep the fire hot in the meantime. Let the fire burn down. Add your roast to the middle of the hole surrounded by hot rocks. If you can, put a hot rock on top of the roast. Making sure they are tight against the roast.
  5. You are almost done!!
  6. Ok, the rocks are hot, the roast is in….what now? BURY IT. YES….BURY IT. Pretty simple right? Because it is. All the dirt you took out, throw back on. The hot rocks will slowly cook that roast to perfection. Leave it cooking in the ground for about six hours. DONT FORGET TO MARK WHERE IT IS!

After that time, dig it up, cut it open and enjoy. Oh yea, do this in the morning so you can enjoy it at supper. If you have guests they will never believe their eyes when they see you digging supper out of the ground!

Auryn Kucheran

We’re going to try this one out and see what we think… Try it yourself and let us know what you think below.


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