Thinking of doing an eye round

Discussion in 'Beef' started by dauntless, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. dauntless

    dauntless Meat Mopper

    I have a very small (2.5lbs) eye round roast, I am thinking rub it down, spritz with a beef marinade, hang some bacon off the top, then smoke with hickory around 220-230 till medium/med rare. Your thoughts and experience is requested.  I have never done anything like this before.
     
  2. Sounds Great!!!!  Go for it !! How bout some Qview
     
  3. dauntless

    dauntless Meat Mopper

    There will be some view when I do it, just not sure about this cut of meat. How should I cut it when done..thin for sandwiches or slice like a roast???
     
  4. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Isn't that a lean cut? I think you may want to wrap that in a bacon weave instead of just a few slices. Maybe even a little vinegar-based injection like Italian dressing or even a raspberry vineagrette or something of that nature. I like med rare and no more so the 145 mark would be my target.. Definately post it up.. Something I've been wanting to try for a while..
     
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm with Pit on this, I personaly have not tried the Eye (yet). But I use the bacon weave on my pork loins and they are very tender and juicy! Good Luck, can't wait to see your finished Eye!!
     
  6. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  7. dauntless

    dauntless Meat Mopper

    Thanks for the link and tips!!! I think the plan is set:

    rub with a steak rub that I have perfected (in my eyes only of course, you pros prob have better), let it sit over night, spritz with a marinade mixture, wrap in bacon (weave like a fatty maybe), let sit for a couple hours, then smoke at low temps (220-230) till temps get around 145-150 pull and let sit in foil for 30 mins or so and then cut thicker than sandwiches but thinner than a roast (1/2" or so)
     
  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     Plan your work and work your plan  [​IMG]
     
  9. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Just make sure your rub is not to heavy on salt.  I feel that a salty rub left on overnight doesn't do the meat any favors.  My $0.02.

    Enjoy your smoke.
     

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