Question on thin sliced roast beef sammies.

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smokinal, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I would like to smoke some beef to be used for roast beef sammies. I have a meat slicer & want to cut it real thin. What are my options as far as the cut of meat goes. What do they use in the Deli's or what does Arby's use? What do you guys(gals) use? Finally, if price is no object what is the absolute best cut of meat for this?
     
  2. mudduck

    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

    al

    i can't help you but i would like to know the same thing

    about arby's
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Arby's uses a special cut:

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    LOL---Just kidding!  [​IMG]

    I'm waiting for the answer too.

    Bear
     
  4. xjcamaro

    xjcamaro Meat Mopper

    Hey whats a Pirate's favorite fast food place?

    Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrbys's!!!!

    Had to throw that in there!
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Har! Har! Har!   [​IMG]
     
  6. mudduck

    mudduck Smoking Fanatic

    bear you need to quit that[​IMG]
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sorry about that Al !!!

    OK guys  let's get some good answers to Al's serious question!!

    I think I remember seeing some good roast beef sammies threads.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2011
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Now Al it really hard to find good horse meat so I have used sirloin tip for sammies. I just smoke it to about 135° we like some blood with our meat. Then just put in into the freezer for about 300 minutes before you slice it and then you can get it really thin slices. you might have to put it back into  the freeezer if it starts to heat up from the slicing fiction. So try it and OH yea it wouldn't take very long either. maybe 2-3 hours in the smoker too.

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/79342/big-beef  
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2011
  9. xjcamaro

    xjcamaro Meat Mopper

    300 minutes?
     
  10. carson627

    carson627 Smoke Blower

    I bet it's 30 minutes.
     
  11. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just use any kind of beef roast that's on sale. There are so many crazy cuts of beef out there with whatever name the butcher wants to call them it's hard to define.... but I buy a big fat beef roast and it's roast beef time. Remember not to probe on start up.
     
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Personally I try to find sirloin tip roast if I can't find it at a decent price I will use a top round roast.
     
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Ok Guys thanks for the tips. I'm heading over to Winn-Dixie & Publix to see what they got. I'll let you know what I find.
     
  14. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sirloin tip, tri-tip, bottom round..... any of the lean big chunky roasts will work fine. Just remember you aren't cooking to to 200° like a chuck roast or brisket.... just take it to 140-145 then foil, rest it, pop it in the fridge overnight, and slice away!
     
  15. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member


     Al and I are in FL good luck finding a tri-tip around here I've only seen pics of them [​IMG]
     
  16. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Got any neighbors with cows? Think they would notice if one went missing? [​IMG]
     
  17. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    sirloin and top round ..........if $$ is not a factor i prefer rib.
     
  18. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    .... meanwhile, outback of the local Arby's........ [​IMG]
     
  19. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Make sure you feed them some grain for a few weeks before leading them into your garage for its final nap...in the freezer.
     
  20. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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