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Belly part two -,Beef belly

jcam222

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I posted a thread of my pork belly today but I also smoked a beef belly. Yep you heard right , beef belly (also called navel). Always love trying new things in the smoker. Read something awhile back about someone doing a beef belly. Got a nice fresh cut one yesterday at the local Amish butcher. I had called earlier in the week and he said they were cutting beef on Friday. . Rubbed with SPOG and a light coating of Allan Detrich Dirt rub. He’s thee pitmaster at a bbq place near me. Smoked at 275F with B&B hickory lump and a combo of hickory and cherry wood. Took it to probe tender which was right about 205F. Rested in the cooler for an hour and a half and sliced. Very rich beefy flavor and crazy tender and juicy. I’ll definitely be doing this again. Reminds me of the juiciest brisket ever. Based on the results I am amazed this isn’t a widely sold cut of beef. I’m planning on doing pastrami with some too. Here are some pics of the beef.
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Dammit man, that looks obnoxiously good, all nice and fatty, bursting with flavor.
 

uncle eddie

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Never heard of it...now...gotta have me some lol. Looks great. Like
 

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Fantastic Jeff! I've never seen beef belly in these parts.
 

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I don't recall ever hearing of anyone smoking a beef belly Jeff, looks like it'd be delicious, Like! congrats on the ride, well deserved. RAY
 

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WOW JEFF!! Gorgeous buddy...simply gorgeous. That meat looks to die for. As with some of the others, I've never seen beef belly but have often wondered about it. Truth be told, I'm wanting to make some beef bacon out of one if I can find it. I'm on a mission from God now :emoji_wink: Congrats on a much deserved ride my friend.

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Very nice! Try making PASTRAMI with Navel. Best I ever had was back in the 70's, before the Low Fat craze hit and Pastrami Round became the only style you could buy...JJ
 

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OMG !!!
That Looks Freaking Fantastic!!!
Nice Job!!
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xray

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Just phenomenal! I’ve never seen a beef belly/navel around here but you nailed that smoke, beautiful bark too

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Very nice! Try making PASTRAMI with Navel. Best I ever had was back in the 70's, before the Low Fat craze hit and Pastrami Round became the only style you could buy...JJ
For sure!! It’s on my list for his winter.
 

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That looks awesome! You have me speechless...and that don't happen often. Great job!

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Never seen it around here either, but I've wondered for a long time.
I'm with tx smoker, I'd like to try beef bacon, too.
 

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Dang that looks good!!!!
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