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First Time Roast Beef

Discussion in 'Beef' started by SmokinVOLfan, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Been awhile since I have been able to get on here. Life happens, things have been crazy, and you know fantasy football started haha. Still been smoking though and finally got around to posting one of them.

    I invested in a meat slicer to do bacon with so I figured I would try out making my own roast beef for sandwiches. Went to Kroger and they had round roast on sale BOGO so I picked up a couple.

    I injected them with beef broth and gave them a nice coating of Montreal steak seasoning. Figured I would keep it simple.

    Set the smoker to 220 and tossed them in with a row of mesquite pellets since it was going to be a short smoke. Of course cracked a cold one open.

    I like a nice rare-medium rare so I took the roasts to 120 and pulled them off. Took about 2 hours or so if I remember right. I fired up the gas grill and did a quick sear all over to kind of crisp up the outside. Temp was up to 125 so I let them rest. Figured the carryover temp would get up to about 130ish.

    I put them back in the pans I smoked them in once I took them off the grill. These things smelled wonderful and they were juicy. Once they cooled I vac sealed them lightly and let them rest overnight in the fridge.

    Tossed them in the freezer for a couple hours to let them firm up to slice then I got to work.

    Tossed a little on the griddle real quick with some cheese and made a nice French dip with homemade au jus. Bread kind of fell apart.

    This stuff was amazing. The family gobbled it up. Ate sandwiches for a few days. Only regret it I didn't smoke more. If you have never done this and have the means I would highly recommend it! Thanks for looking and good to be back!
  2. Scott Eisenbraun

    Scott Eisenbraun Smoking Fanatic

    Looks delicious. Did the beef injection make a big difference in any way?
  3. Jeff Wright

    Jeff Wright Smoking Fanatic

    That french dip looks very good. Lots of wonderful sandwiches for sure. I do not yet have a slicer, but seeing all the bacon and sandwich meat these days, I am about ready to take the plunge.
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  4. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    That meat was definitely moist and full of flavor so I like to think that the beef broth helped with that
  5. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member


    That looks like it might be a few notches above Arby’s Vol! Wow that looks great! Slap some horseradish on one of them Sammie’s and I’m in!!!

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  6. Scott Eisenbraun

    Scott Eisenbraun Smoking Fanatic

    Better than deli roast beef I would say.
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  7. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Nice to see you back Vol.. That RB looks fantastic - Nice Job.

    Point for sure.
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  8. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man,that looks good.
    It's been a while since I've done some.last batch was sliced all pretty in vac bags in my freezer that went bad,five 1# packs.:(
    Thanks for the push!
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  9. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That is a fantastic looking pile of meat!
    Nice work & congrats on making the carousel!
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  10. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job. I love roast beef and can only think that smoked would even make it better. Like!
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  11. That looks like a delicious mountain of roast beef! Congrats on making the carousel.
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  12. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Perfect .
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  13. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Way better than Arby's or Deli roast beef any day! Slathered a little chipotle mayo on it
  14. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Thank you guys for the compliments. I made that Au Jus out of back fat damn it paired perfectly with that sandwich. Washed it down with a cold one.

    Noticed today a local store has the eye of rounds on sale this week for $2.99 lb might have to go pick a few more and make another batch!
  15. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Thanks Al! Appreciate the compliment and the carousel ride!
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is some beautiful sliced roast beast. You might not been around here but I be a thinkin you have not slacked any on that smoker.

    You said a new slicer for bacon? Whatcha get?

    You know that if you put some of that sliced beef in your pockets before going out the house, the women will just follow you home? Its true!

    Great looking meat! Made my mouth water!
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  17. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

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  18. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What a beautiful use of eye of round roast.
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  19. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Thanks for the kind words! I just bought a cheapo Weston slicer off of amazon open box. I think after all was done I paid like $45. Been slicing like a champ though. Ill post my first bacon later!
  20. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit