I found this technique online called pit barbecuing, where you cook meat in a hole in the ground. My friend Jeff (jwatso89 on here) and I decided to give it a try. Here is what you need to do some pit barbecuing of your own: -Meat (we used a regular beef oven roast) -Tinfoil -Burlap -Chicken wire -Wood -Rocks Let's begin. ^You start with the roast. We used a standard beef oven roast. Next, it'd be cool to try a brisket or ribs. We seasoned it with pepper and sea salt. Next time, we're thinking a saucy rub. ^Wrap it in tin foil. This keeps the dirt out. ^Then wrap it in burlap. Apparently we don't have sacks in Canada, so we got a ridiculously long roll of it, and used six feet or so. We soaked the burlap in water first. This keeps the roast moist. ^Then wrap it in chicken wire so it doesn't fall apart. We used a probe for the temperature. It's good we did, too - the roast cooked way faster than we were expecting. ^Then dig a hole in the ground. It's gotta be a couple feet deep, because you need a lot of embers, and rocks and a roast, and then pile dirt back on top later. ^Start a fire in the hole. You want give or take a foot of embers before you put the roast in. We burned some wood, then put the rocks in, and burned more wood on/around them. ^Put the roast in, on the rocks, kinda nestled in the middle if possible. ^Expect steam. ^Pile more wet burlap on top. ^Put dirt back on it. A lot, and pack it down well. We used some wire to tie the roast to a stick - this actually made it a lot easier to get it out. ^Now we wait. We cooked it 'til 160 F. ^Done! It actually only took an hour and a half, not the four or five hours we were expecting. ^Thar she be. It was actually really good. This works well because you can use cheaper cuts of meat, and the cooking time breaks them down so they're tender. Next time, we're thinking saucier/stronger seasoning, and maybe waiting 'til the embers die down a bit more so it cooks a bit longer. As is, it was still potentially the most tender roast beef I've had. It's really not too hard if you've got a day off. It's definitely worth trying. Worst case, it's still an awesome story.