Smoked Roast Beef is full of smoky flavor and the perfect meat to make roast beef sandwiches. The beef is fork tender and easy to make.
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When this comes out of the smoker you can slice it with a butter knife. It is tender, full of smoky flavors and delicious served many different ways. Choose different cuts of meat to smoke for a crowd pleasing meal.
If you are looking for an easy way to cook your beef roast, smoke it. You will not be disappointed and you will love the way it melts in your mouth. Add your favorite sides for a family favorite meal.
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What is the Best Roast Beef to Smoke?
There are many different cut of beef that you can smoke. Depending on how you are serving it or when depends on what to smoke. Here are some of our suggestions.
When choosing a roast you want to make sure it is a quality meat. We like choosing ones with a deep reddish color that appears fresh.
- Eye of Round Roast – We recommend smoking this roast for a sandwiches or a Saturday night meal.
- Smoked Brisket – If we are feeding a crowd for game day or a holiday gathering, I love smoking a brisket. It is perfect to slice or shred to use in many different ways.
- Smoked Chuck Roast Recipes – This is a great roast to smoke because of the flavor and texture.
- Beef Sirloin Tip
For the Rub:
- Smoked Paprika
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.
- Wood Chunks – You can use different types of wood chips for your smoker. Choose from pecan, hickory, oak or mesquite. Feel free to even combine a couple of different flavors for a flavorful roast.
- Seasoning – Feel free to add fresh herbs to the seasoning for the dry rub. Add in thyme, rosemary, and more. Use what you prefer or there are many seasoning blends that you can use.
- Change the Roast – There are many different types of roast to choose from. You can choose from a prime rib, sirloin roast or ribs. All are delicious in the smoker and can be used in many different ways.
How to Smoke Roast Beef
- Step 1 – Heat the Smoker – Preheat the smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2 -Combine Rub Ingredients – Stir the rub ingredients together in a small bowl. This includes the salt and pepper for flavor.
Step 3 – Rub Roast with Oil – Place the beef sirloin tip on a clean work surface. Then rub both sides of it with oil.
Step 4 – Then rub the seasoning mixture onto both sides of the sirloin tip. Place the roast in the smoker. Then smoke for 90-110 minutes. Smoke until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 5 – Rest Roast – Remove the roast from the smoker. Cover it with foil and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.
- Step 6 – Roast Buns – Place the buns on the grill grates in the smoker to toast them.
- Step 7 – Serve and Enjoy – Then slice the roast against the grain. Serve and enjoy.
- Seasoning the Roast – After combining the seasoning ingredients together in a bowl, rub over the roast. Completely cover the roast with the oil and the seasoning for the best flavor.
- Smoking the Roast – Place the roast directly on the grill grates. There is no need to flip the roast while cooking. As it is slowly cooking all sides will be cooked. Cook times will change depending on the size or type of roast you choose.
- Smoker Temperature – We smoke our roast at 225 degrees. This is the perfect temperature so that it does not dry out the roast. You want to make sure that you do not over cook the roast.
- Resting Roast – After checking the temperature of the roast, remove from smoker. Allow the roast to rest on a baking sheet covered with foil. This allows the roast to finish cooking for about 30 minutes.
- Butcher Paper – When you are ready to slice or shred the beef roast. Place the roast on a piece of butcher paper. This helps to slice the roast with ease.
How to Serve Smoked Roast Beef
There are many ways to serve smoked beef recipes. It is the perfect cut of meat to meal prep with or to feed your family for the week. Here are some of our suggestions.
- Shredded Beef Sandwiches – Make these beef sandwiches for a delicious weeknight meal. Top with BBQ Sauce and serve with a side of chips or fries for a delicious meal idea.
- Shredded Beef Tacos – Take your smoked pot roast and make these beef tacos. It will take you tacos up a notch and you will love the additional smoky flavor.
- Beef Enchiladas – There is nothing better than shredded beef wrapped in a tortilla and topped with sauce. These enchiladas are so good and a great way to use your leftover shredded beef.
Smoked Roast beef is the perfect to meat to BBQ with. If you are hosting a game day party or a holiday dinner, smoked beef is always on our menu.
These are some of our favorite side dishes to serve with roast beef. You can easily serve it with smoked side dishes or grilled side dishes. When we cook outside, I like to cook my sides out doors as well. It makes for an easy clean up.
- Green Beans – Grilled Green Beans in Foil is the best side dish. We love that this recipe only takes a few ingredients and less than 15 minutes to grill.
- Smoked Corn on the Cob – This Smoked Corn on the Cob Recipe is made with simple seasoning and easy to make. Smoky flavored corn makes the best side dish.
- Smoked Bake Potatoes – For a smoky flavor potato, make Smoked Baked Potatoes. You will love the flavor of the potatoes and the crispy texture for the perfect side dish.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is one of our favorite roast beef recipe. For best results we like to smoke the roast beef slowly. Depending on the size of your roast it will take at least 90 minutes to smoke.
Make sure to always use a meat thermometer to ensure the roast is cooked before removing.
The roast is done when the internal temperature reaches 135 degrees to 140 degrees. Make sure to use an instant read meat thermometer to check current temperature of the roast.
The roast will continue cooking after removing from the smoker. Make sure to cover it with aluminum foil and allow to rest.
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. When you are ready to reheat, place the roast in a baking dish. Reheat in a preheated oven at 300 degrees.
It will take about 10 minutes to reheat in the oven. If you are on the go, you can easily reheat in the microwave as well.
Yes, you can freeze recipe for smoked beef roast. It is the perfect way to store your leftovers if you have a lot left. Place in a freezer container or freezer bag for up to 6 months.
When ready to enjoy, thaw in the fridge overnight.
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Smoked Roast Beef
- 3 pounds Beef Sirloin Tip
- 2 Tablespoons Oil
- Preheat the smoke to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Stir the rub ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Place the beef sirloin tip on a clean work surface and rub both sides of it with oil. Then rub the seasoning mixture onto both sides of the sirloin tip.
- Place the roast in the smoker and smoke for 90-110 minutes until the internal temperature of the roast reaches 135 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove the roast from the smoker. Cover it with foil and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.
- Place the buns on the grill grates in the smoker to toast them.
- Then slice the roast against the grain. Serve and enjoy!
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