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Beef 'Eye of Round' roast, done in Santa Maria tri tip + Texas brisket styles

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    Beef 'Eye of Round' roast, done in Santa Maria tri tip + Texas brisket styles

    Been craving beef for over a month so decided to splurge tonight. No, no brisket or trip tip. Sad when an average beef roast becomes a splurge item.

    Dinner tonight is a 2.6lb (pre-trimmed) eye of round beef roast. I will smoking it with oak to 130-135*, but it will have Meathead's BBBR (hence the tri tip + brisket style combo). Dry brined for 2hrs, it was a last-minute decision at the grocery store. 3/4 chimney of charcoal lighting now.

    Here it is pre-trimmed, w/ fat cap Click image for larger version

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    Here it is dry brining Click image for larger version

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    With salt-free BBBR Click image for larger version

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    Mav 1 and Mav 2 keeping me company. The 82 is one probe I don't need left out in ambient temp.
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    Now have two probes monitoring cooker temp, and two in the roast. Click image for larger version

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    Taken to ~125, seared over oak coals until one probe read 133 and the other 135.
    Made Adam Perry Lang's "brilliant board sauce", an olive oil, garlic & fresh herb concoction you put on the carving board and slice the meat in.
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    A stunning meal, to say the least. The board sauce and the beef with oak is simply amazing. This is the stuff you pay some bucks for at a nice restaurant. A simple eye of round roast, oak wood at ~225, to ~120 IT, seared until 130-135 IT, board sauce and slice.
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    Last edited by Huskee; August 30, 2014, 06:40 PM.

    Looks slick, Slick.


      That's always our standby cook, too. Good value and quick to fix.


        I did an eye round in the oven the other day, but it's somewhat similar to a low & slow. You cook it (w/ a kosher salt, coarse pepper, thyme & fresh garlic rub) uncovered at 500 for 7 minutes per pound. Then you shut the oven off and leave it alone for about 2:00-2:15 (gas ovens vary of course). I think you should start checking temps at about 2 hours. I got distracted and left it until 2:20 and it went past medium rare and was a little chewier than I would like. Still tasty though. Rub only sat on it for 30 minutes, so it didn't really go past the outer layer much.

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        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          You don't just leave a Mav probe in it?

        • The Burn
          The Burn commented
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          Never even thought about doing that - that's a major DUH! on my part! Though I have to check if it can handle 500. And this is really for when I don't have the time to monitor a smoke. Your cook reminded me that smoking is the way to go. I got a pair of these roasts at Costco (I think $5.19/lb) and the other is in the freezer, pre-salted. I'll use it soon on my new Performer Silver.

          And yours, BTW, looks so much tastier than mine.

        If I can do this with an eye of round roast, I guess I don't need a tri tip. You can do it too!
        This. Was. Outstanding.



        • Jon Solberg
          Jon Solberg commented
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          Nice job man! Your making me rethink my beef boycott.

        Thanks Jon! This was the first not-on-sale beef I've bought in months. Worth it, hit the spot.


          That really looked tasty Huskee, I've got to try that board sauce


            Originally posted by Deuce View Post
            That really looked tasty Huskee, I've got to try that board sauce
            Like MH says in the recipe, when the meat juices and salt from the meat mix into the sauce it's great. Even my little boys were dipping their garlic bread on the board. It adds that certain "fancy restaurant" spin to the meal I think.



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