Eye of Round Roast-a Well done mistake

Discussion in 'Beef' started by fire it up, May 28, 2009.

  1. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A while back I found a deal on eye of round roasts, buy 1 get 1.
    Smoked the first one up and was pleasantly surprised at how tender it came out.
    So I thawed out the second one and injected it with Italian dressing

    I strained the dressing through a metal coffee filter to remove any bits that larger bits that would clog up the injector.

    Coated with an envelope of Italian dressing mix

    Smoked over hickory at 230-240 until it reached 130

    Covered it in foil and threw into a 450 oven to crisp up the outside and raise the temp to 140 but...here is where the "well" done mistake comes into play.
    Only meaning to leave it in for about 10 minutes I went back outside to the smoker. Music was on, drinks were flowing and people were chatting, I go back inside about half an hour or so later to refill my drink and as soon as I walked in I could smell the beef...I ran into the kitchen and grabbed it out of the oven cussing loudly the whole time.
    After it cooled for a few minutes and I cut it fearing the worst...

    NOOoooo.......Well done!!!
    Now an eye of round can be very tender but are notoriously known as a tough cut when cooked to something say-well done.

    I almost just tossed it but my brother-in-law suggested we slice it up and he would use the drippings to make a gravy and we'll see how it turns out.
    So I sliced it up

    Tried a piece in the gravy he had made

    It was like an absolutely amazing and surprisingly tender smoked roast beef, we were going to have it on sandwiches or with mashed but just ended up throwing it all in the gravy and eating it just like that.

    I was so happy it turned out, I would never ever cook it to well on purpose but thankfully it was a well done mistake that turned out pretty darn good.
  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Cool...good salvage! Nice looking cross-section BTW! Glad it didn't get tough and dried out...been there a few times myself.

  3. WEll for a botched I forgot to watch the clock fiasco.. it still has a remarkable smoke ring and would look good on any plate along side the masshers and aspergas. drinks and rock and roll always do that. OH WELL.. at least your not tring to un cook it.

    Looks very yummy..
  4. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    Nice save, wonder if the injections saved the meat. Might have been pretty dry if you did not inject it. Points for the Save!!!
  5. scubadoo97

    scubadoo97 Smoking Fanatic

    That smoked ring looks like it was painted on. Glad everything turned out okay if not as planed
  6. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good to go! Sometimes our accidents are blessings in disguise-congratulations.[​IMG]
  7. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice save! Glad it turned out well for you. It looks great.
  8. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would eat that all week long. Nice job
  9. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Glad you listened to your bro. I like most beef med rare. But I've also had some D*MN tasty well done beef too. Folks get carried away sometimes thinking that med or higher equals destroyed beef.
  10. lennyk

    lennyk Newbie

    I have one ziploc'd dry curing right now,
    going to attempt pastrami with it.
    Hopefully it wont be tough also.
  11. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I did that a while back with a small beef roast, I cooked it to long ( while I napped in front of the tv. ) and over did it. But the smoker heat was at 225f so I treated it like a brisket and put it back in the smoker, foiled it for 2 hours after that and when it was at 190f, I pulled it out, sliced it about 1/2 inch thick and man was that good. Wife thought I had planned it. hee hee...[​IMG]
  12. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Too bad you didn't have a meat slicer to shave it, you could have made french dip sandwices. But you did save it and that's all that counts. Good job.
  13. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Doesn't look bad to me. I'd go a little pinker too. But overall that looks mighty darned tasty. And that ring! Holy crap that thing took more penetration than Jenna Jamison. Nice.
  14. 9manfan

    9manfan Smoke Blower

    NOW that's a smoke ring,,,, looks good,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  15. nomorecoop

    nomorecoop Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    What he said X2.

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