I have been reading up here on roast beef for the last few weeks. After getting a new used meat slicer a couple weeks ago, I decided to pull the trigger on the roast. I went to Costco and got a couple really nice eye round roasts. I marinated them over night with some Montreal steak seasoning and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.
The next day (yesterday) I fired up my MES and set it to 240. I filled my AMNPS with a mix of cherry and hickory pellets.
I chopped up an onion, some celery, carrots and garlic and threw that into the drip pan and put the meat and pan into the smoker.. After an hour, I added beef broth, thyme, a basil leaf and a tablespoon and a half of tomato paste to the drip pan.
After about 4 hours I hit 135* and pulled the meat. I wrapped it in plastic wrap and foil and set it aside.
The drip pan mix then went into a pot where it was boiled and simmered for about 30 minutes. I then strained the vegi's out of the drip pan mix which made a GREAT Aju's. I then threw one of the roasts on the slicer and put the other in the fridge to be sliced later today.. This was some of the best roast beef I have ever had and I couldn't have done it without all the helpful threads here! Thank you guys very much!
Now for the pics!
One of the roasts just before going into the fridge to marinate overnight.
Roasts ready for smoking with vegi filled drip pan below..
Fresh out of the smoker at 135*
Fresh sliced roast beef!