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What the heck is a beef roll???

Discussion in 'Beef' started by doug123, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. doug123

    doug123 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I was at Sam's Club tonight. While looking through the meat section, I saw something called beef roll (I think?). It was "something" roll.

    It was big, like 18 or 20 pounds, and the whole thing was around $30 so I guess it didn't cost a whole lot by the pound.

    I couldn't get over how big it was. Looked like I could have picked one up and knocked someone down with it :D

    Anyone know what they are or what you would use it for?

  2. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't know Doug, but if it weighs 20 lbs and costs 30 dollars I probably would throw it's a$$ in my smoker :D
  3. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yo y'all,
    my butcher guru Dutch will be along shortly to
    answer this question.

    hes probably tired and napping from giving the boot to
    the so called dream girl yesterday.

    go dutch go!

    aint this place great!!!
  4. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Could be that a beef roll is a processed beef like substance shaped into a roll. I would put this in the same catagory of velveta a cheese like substance that is made from Ummmm Ummmm I have no idea what it's made of ..

  5. doug123

    doug123 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    It wasn't any kind of a roll or processed in a tube form or anything. It was a cut right off the cow. Looked like a giant brisket or sirloin tip roast or something like that.

    I never saw one there before, I'm going to have to see if they are there again next time I go.

    The first thing I thought was, "I'd like to smoke that sucker", but I haven't tried to smoke anything over 5 or 6 pounds yet. :D

    I'll ask one of the butchers there next time I go, if they have them, and report back.
  6. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Cool Doug. Let me know.. It's always good to get to know your butcher..