Smoked Beef Roast (What Is Brisket Again?)

The beef roast is a cut of meat that many people stare clear of, as it can be a tough if not cooked right.

Some people cook a beef roast inside a crock-pot for hours on end on a low heat. This method of cooking creates a very tender and juicy cut because the meat fibers and fat breaks down helping tenderize the meat.

However, cooking your beef roast in a smoker works just as well. This is because I use a few techniques used to ensure ​that tenderness, not to mention that lovely smoked flavor! The first is cooking the roast in a broth, basting every hour and then also injecting the meat with broth before starting the cook.

This smoked beef roast recipe is one I love cooking the family. Feel free to add in or the away any ingredients, after all rubs are all about trial and error!

Need a new cut of meat? How about beef roast?

I would recommend using a smoker that holds it heat well, if your leaking smoke your roast will lack flavour. 

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 Note: ensure you use heat resistant bbq gloves when you do this! 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.

Is someone in your family or cookout not a fan of red meat? Never fear, I have a few recipes that are just as delicious (and that everyone will devour). First it is my smoked wings, I mean who doesn’t love chicken wings? Second is my smoked beer can chickenWho doesn’t love chicken infused with beer!!

Smoked Beef Roast Recipe

Beef roast is a family classic. Using your smoker is a great way to add flavour without adding anymore ingredients to overpower the true star of the show, the beef. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Rest Time20 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Charlie


  • Large foil pan
  • Meat injector
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Olive oil
  • 1 beef roast 6 pounds is ideal
  • 1 can of your favorite beer and one for drinking
  • 1- liter beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons garlic roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoon cayenne pepper optional, less if you don’t like spice


  • Preheat your smoker to 235°F following your smokers manufacturers instructions. 
  • Fill your meat injector with the beef broth. You want to thoroughly jab the roast to get as much broth inside as possible. This will add salt and liquid to the roast and help lock in as much moisture as possible while inside the smoker. 
  • Lightly coat the roast with olive oil. In a bowl mix together the onion powder, cayenne pepper, garlic and salt & pepper to taste and coat the roast. 
  • Place your roast in the foil pan, fat side up. This will help keep your roast moist, tender and flavorsome. This is done by the fat melting down through the meat throughout the cook.
  • Fill your foil pan with 1 can of your favorite beer and the remaining beef broth. Again this will help your roast stay moist, tender and flavorsome. The leftovers also make a fantastic gravy.
  • Place in your smoker uncovered. 
  • Throughout the cook, you want to check your roast at least once every hour, making sure to baste with the liquid inside the foil. 
  • At the three hour mark, you want to check the internal temperature of the roast and again every hour after. Check below for your desired cooking temperature. Always remember to get your meat out 5 – 10 degrees under temperature as your roast will keep cooking when cooling. 
  • Once at your desired temperature wrap in foil and let for 20 minutes. You never want to cut into a piece of meat fresh off the grill. You need to give the meat at least 15 minutes to relax and let the juices rest. This will make the meat far easier to cut, more tender and well worth the wait. 
  • Once rested slice against the grain and serve! 

The Afterburn

This recipe is amazing with a side of smoked potatoes. Even better is left over sandwiches smothered with a gravy made from the broth left over after smoking!

The kids love these at school for lunch, they are the envy of all their friends.

Do you have a similar smoked beef roast recipe? I would love to hear in the moments section below.

Happy Smoking


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