Okay, this is gonna sound really lame, so get your laughin overwith! I can not cook a beef roast that is tender, and I have discovered that I also can not cook a pork roast that is tender. It shouldn't be this hard: I tried a crockpot several times-good cut of meat, but was dry. I tried a clay baker in the oven with a pork roast (terrible). The potatoes were good, though. I followed directions in several cookbooks. I asked my friends. I even read McGee on braising. My butcher hands me these lovely roasts and says this will be perfect. I followed his directions too. Nope! It's either too done or not done enough or just dry and tough. I'm about ready to give up on this. It should be a no-brainer. I used to be able to do good roasts. It's been so long since I've cooked regularly that I don't know where to start anymore! Can anybody HELP???????