Beef roast is often a cut overlooked when it comes to smoking. Beef roast is usually top choice for slow cookers, crock pots and pot roasts. However, this method for smoked beef roast uses a similar technique to keep the meat tender, juicy and bursting with flavour.
This recipe uses several tricks to keep the meat tender, this is; injecting the meat with beef broth, cooking the beef in broth and basting every hour. Together these techniques ensure you will be left with a deliciously tender cut. Not that dreaded tough, chewy roast that haunted my childhood!
How to Smoke a Beef Roast
I love this smoked beef roast recipe because it's just as simple as setting the slow cooker, but you get that beautiful true smoky flavour that we crave in our roast. Now lets get started!
Perfect Smoked Beef Roast Recipe
Beef roasts are a classic. This is a great twist on something that my family has been cooking for years. The smoker gives the beef amazing flavour without adding in any other ingredients! Let your smoker do all the work.
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 large can of beef broth
- 1 beef roast Around 6 pounds
- 1 can of beer Not essential but I recommend it
- 1 meat injector
- 1 foil pan
- 3 Tablespoons onion powder
- 3 Tablespoons garlic
Light your smoker and preheat to a temperature of 230°F.
Fill your injector with beef broth and inject the broth throughout the roast. This helps keep the salt and liquid inside the roast to produce a moister piece of meat.
Mix together garlic, onion and salt and pepper and apply to the outside of the whole Beef roast. You want to get a nice even, thick coat.
Inside a foil pan, lay the roast fat side up (white side). This will allow for the fat to melt down through the meat during the cook to enhance the flavour and tenderize the meat.
Fill the foil pan with 1 can of beer & the remaining beef broth. This will make the end product really moist and tasty. Add the tray to the smoker.
Check the roast about once an hour and baste as necessary with the drippings and the beer & broth mix.
After the roast has been in the smoker for around 3 hours check the internal temperature. You are looking for a temperature of 150 - 160°F. This should take around 4 - 5 hours for a 6 pound hunk of beef.
Once the roast is at temperature take out of the smoker and wrap in foil and let it rest for at least 20 minutes. This will allow for the juices to settle inside the meat and make for a more tender juicy bite.
Should I Cut My Beef Against or With The Grain?
This might seem like a basic step, but it is very important to remember when slicing brisket to slice against the grain. Cutting against the grain will make for a much more tender and less chewy piece of delicious beef roast. To find the grain of the beef, look for the lines that run through the meat from one side to another. Once you have identified these lines, make sure you cut in an opposite direction.
How To Tell If Your Beef Roast Is Done
Always keep in mind your meat will continue to cook once it has been taken off the heat source. I always take mine off around 10°F below the temperatures below. This allows the beef to continue to cook while it is resting. This ensures you don't get a nasty well-done piece of meat when you were aiming for a medium.
Take Off The Smoker At
130 - 135°F
135 - 140°F
150 - 150°F
155 - 160°F
160 - 165°F
Charlies Cooking Clues!
You might have noticed that this beef can take upwards of 5 hours! After spending 5+ of your day smoking this bad boy the last thing you want is for your temperature to drop. I always use my weber genesis ii lx s-340 when I know I have to go looooow and slow all day!
This simple recipe allows for the flavour of the meat really stand out. I like to use mesquite pellet, I find they compliment beef well!
Charlies Smoking Hot Tips
Cooking for someone who doesn't like red meat? Why not try my smoked pork loin recipe? it is super lean but still has they indulgent smoky flavour!
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