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What cut for roast beef?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
For any of you that have made roast beef what cut of meat works the best and is not terribly expensive? Thanks in advance
post #2 of 18
Any of the rounds will work. I like eye round for its uniform size. But bottom round and top round will definitely work. I've seen some guys use sirloin tip but that's more expensive around here. Do a search of roast beef threads and you'll get all the info you need. Good luck and be sure to share some pics when you make it!
post #3 of 18

Personally I use the sirloin tip roast

post #4 of 18

If your looking for pit beef, I'd use a chuckie.  For a sliced medium rare roast beef, a tri-tip.  Just my preferences.

 

Mike

post #5 of 18

I just bought a top round at Costco.  Beautiful piece of meat.

 

post #6 of 18

All good suggestions above.  For roast beef my pocket saving favorite is the Cross Rib Roast, cut from the chuck, lean and uniform, but evidently not available everywhere.  Very flavorful.  Usually comes already tied up into a nice round roast.

 

 

post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
So many choices!! Lol
post #8 of 18

I like Eye of the round. 

 

A full smoker is a happy smoker 

 

DS
 

post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by mike5051 View Post

If your looking for pit beef, I'd use a chuckie.  For a sliced medium rare roast beef, a tri-tip.  Just my preferences.

Mike
Excuse the ignorance...Pit beef?
post #10 of 18

I am a big fan of the eye of round as well. I also like the sirloin tip roast too. Eye of round is usually cheaper (3.50/lb or so here) while sirloin tip was like 4.30 or so per lb.

 

here is a sirloin tip i did about 5 weeks ago...

 

 

smoked to 142 IT and let rest for about 45 minutes....

 

 

made some great sammies for the whole family and to take to work for like a month.

 

Happy smoking,

 

phatbac(Aaron)

post #11 of 18
This is one of the things on my "to do" list. Pretty sure I asked about it a while back and got 0 responses.
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the feedback, i think i will go with something a little cheaper at first like the eye of the round then when i find how i like it,i will go to the local cash and carry and get a 15lb sirloin tip =)
post #13 of 18
Thread Starter 
I think it will be hard for it to not,be good either way lol, sounds like you would have to try and puposely mess this roast beef smoke up lol or do the by od awful thing of overcooking it!
post #14 of 18

I was going to say a Chuck is your best bet but after looking at those picks I would say those boys are cooking some pretty Roast's !!!!

post #15 of 18
Thread Starter 
I ended up getting a round tip roast about 6 pounds looked at a chuck rib roast but went with this one gonna smoke it using hickory chunks as i feel mesquite is too heavy and apple is too light
post #16 of 18
Thread Starter 

Didnt get a pic of it before adding spog and worchstesire sauce but 6 hours on and it has good color=)
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by inkjunkie View Post


Excuse the ignorance...Pit beef?

Hi inkjunkie,

 

Pit beef is what I call bbq beef.  Like pulled pork only its beef.  The sandwich shops around here call it bbq beef and put it on a po-boy.  I used the term pit beef because the stuff at the sandwich shops called bbq beef has never seen a pit or smoke.  It's roast beef debris in bbq sauce.  It's delicious on a sandwich but I wouldn't call it bbq!

 

Mike

post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by mike5051 View Post

Hi inkjunkie,

Pit beef is what I call bbq beef.  Like pulled pork only its beef.  The sandwich shops around here call it bbq beef and put it on a po-boy.  I used the term pit beef because the stuff at the sandwich shops called bbq beef has never seen a pit or smoke.  It's roast beef debris in bbq sauce.  It's delicious on a sandwich but I wouldn't call it bbq!

Mike
Thanks, I figured it was pulled beef. Took me several attempts to get "pit beef" right, wasn't til we tried the Dutch oven that I got it right. Several hours in smoke, into the DO with some Fireball and wait for the "magic" to happen....
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