Smoked Italian Beef Sandwiches and Beef Rib Soup

Discussion in 'Beef' started by meowey, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey there Folks,

    It's been a while since I posted. This past weekend I was rummaging through the freezer. I found some beef ribs that I smoked last November, and a small eye of the round. After a few minutes of cogitation, I decided to make soup from the ribs and smoke the eye for GYPC's Italian Beef Sammies.

    The soup - I had about 8 beef ribs left from 2 racks that I had smoked in November 2007, which I had bagged and frozen. They went into the stock pot with carrots, celery, salt, peppercorns, and a couple bay leaves. I simmered for a few hours, strained the solids out, and put the pot on the front porch (auxiliary cooler) for the night. The overnight temp was about 0° F so the fat froze into an easily removable disk on top of the stock. I pulled all the meat off the bones and shredded it. When reheating the stock, I added the shredded beef, an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce, some green beans, lima beans, red kidney beans, green peas, and corn. After that came up and was simmered for about a half an hour, I added some barley and simmered another half hour. S+P to taste. Great soup!

    The Italian Beef - I marinated the eye overnight in store bought Italian dressing augmented with some Worcestershire, basil, oregano, and thyme. It was smoked with apple wood for about 3 hours at 230°F to an internal temp of 138° F. The eye was sliced thin, spread on the rolls, topped with thin sliced onions and green bell pepper that had been slowly cooked in olive oil and butter and seasoned with S+P, basil, oregano and thyme. Some shredded mozzarella on top of the peppers and onions and into the broiler to melt the cheese. Serve with au jus for dipping. Awesome!

    Here is the Q-view

    Eye in the Smoker


    Eye before slicing


    Plated with soup


    It was great to smoke smoke some meat, cook some soup, and enjoyable to eat. The guests insisted that they be invited back for a repeat.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  2. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, that looks very good! I need to try that.[​IMG]
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    meowy........EXCELLANT looking piece of didn't happened to take any pics of the sliced meat separate by chance?
  4. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    man I swear if I read anymore posts like yours while I'm at work, I'm going to need a drool cup for my keyboard! Nice lookin Q!
  5. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sorry Dude, I did not. At the time there was this overwhelming urge to finish cooking so we could eat. Luckily the guests thought kindly of me taking the q-view of the picture plate at the table. (They'd seen me do that before) LOL

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  6. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good looken sammy thanks for the qview will have tri that 1
  7. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    I think that will be part of my weekend plans. I have one of those in my fridge right now. I was thinking of smoking it and using half for sammies and half for a pot of chili.
  8. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ThaT LOOKS DAMN GOOD.......
  9. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have been telling my wife, and these are in our very near future..... we have not smoked near as much as we like because of weather and "having a young man in sports" but as soon as this sub zero weather breaks I am all over it !!!
  10. Man that looks great !!!! Wow Chow!!!
  11. LOL! I got the same problem. Try pushing the Keyboard further away from you. That way it isn't directly under your chin.
  12. welder

    welder Smoke Blower

    Now that is a meal that will stick to your rib. Also warm you up on a winters day
  13. jerkyaddict

    jerkyaddict Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    awesome job , and better idea....i have smoked some eye rounds but just
    sliced and served . Thank's for the qview and the sammy idea !
  14. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job, tasty lookin Q View. Thanks for the share.
  15. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Roast looked great! Thanks for the pics!

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