Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Slow-Cooked Goat Roast Recipe

I'm still getting used to opening the deep freezer and finding home grown meat in there. We've had a few chickens and rabbits "in hibernation" for a year or so but adding 2 goat kids really filled it up. I have to confess this- having a DH who lives on the road most of the year, I would save the home grown meat til he would be home, for "special" meals. Most of the food I ate while I was home alone was store bought, small packaged stuff. But now that the freezer is full, that is silly. So I'm learning how to cook for one from our own butchered meat! And this year I'm going to try to keep track of how much meat I buy at the store. So far I've purchased 1 rotisserie chicken, not because I'm out of chicken here but I really like it rotisserie style, and it's not getting cooked that way here in January. So I caved. But this week I cooked a goat roast. That's a lot of meat for one person. However, I know how to make more than one meal out of it. Just like the leftover Thanksgiving turkey, I can get a lot of sandwiches and soup out of that roast. It turned out so delicious that I wanted to share the recipe.
 So, here's how I fixed my slow-cooked goat roast:

1. Oil the slow cooker and spread some chopped garlic on the bottom.

2. Place roast on top of garlic. Cover it with a can of petite diced tomatoes w/ roasted garlic and onions. Sprinkle on some rosemary. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

3.Turn up your willpower and let cool for a few minutes before serving.


  1. We have wanted to butcher a goat but then think, what if we fill our freezer and don't like it. What would we do with all that meat? Your recipe does look good though.

    1. If, you can go to a restaurant that cooks goat or any exotic meat.... that is a good way to try it!

    2. If, you can go to a restaurant that cooks goat or any exotic meat.... that is a good way to try it!

  2. I have been considering butchering a kid for a while, but not knowing how it tastes I have not. Mind giving me an idea of the flavor? Is it close to deer? Or does it have its own flavor?

  3. Hey all! In our opinion, goat tastes more like mild beef. There was no wild or gamey taste at all. I would give you a sample if you were close. You might check in the ethnic neighborhoods in your nearest city.

  4. To those asking... goat meat is fantastic! We butchered our first goats this year, and the meat is similar (in my opinion) to a very flavorful pork. It's wonderful roasted simply with salt and pepper or used in chili or everything else. We even ground some and used it spaghetti! The only thing I did not like it as well for, was for making stock and that is simply because it is too much like pork and doesn't create a very flavorful stock.

  5. I know this is a very late reply to the first posters but i'm going to weigh in for the sake of any others that stumble upon this site and wonder what goat meat tastes like. My family feels goat tastes like a cross between turkey and beef, leaning closer to the flavor of turkey. Now you have had people here compare goat meat to turkey, pork and beef. It appears that we all have different ideas on how to compare it but the commonality is that everyone compares it to mild, neutral flavored meat. We like goat more then pork, deer, elk and sheep.


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