Roast Beef in the Smoker

Making roast beef in the smoker is something that you will want to try as some point. We love firing up our smoker before football games, but you may wish make this up before game day so you can warm the meat in the crock pot later for some of the best football sammies (that’s slang for sandwiches ) that your football friends have ever had. 🙂

If you want to be able to make fantastic smoked roast beef (like most thick cuts of meat) you will want to smoke it low and slow for the best results. This recipe is the simplest method we have worked out, with the least amount of prep time…. so just follow our simple step-by-step D.I.Y. recipe and you will be enjoying delicious slabs of juicy roast beef before today is over. 🙂

Here we go…. Enjoy!

2-3 lb Chuck Roast
1 Tablespoon Salt (kosher)
1 Tablespoon Pepper (coarse)
and/or Your other favorite Seasonings
(we happen to love these
Hickory & Cherry Wood (50/50 mix)

Total prep time: About 60 minutes
Total time in smoker:
5-6 hours

1) Rinse beef with cold water

2) mix salt and pepper together with your favorite seasonings and cover all sides of the roast. Don’t be shy with the spices! We want a nice THICK layer of seasonings for our beef. Allow the seasonings to sit on the meat at room temp for at least 60 minutes before placing in your smoker

3) place beef roast on rack with the “fat side” up

dead cow in the smoker smoking a roast

TIP: Put the fat side up so as it cooks the yummy juices flow down and around the roast.

4) smoke on 220F for 2-3 hours (make sure your pan has water, and don’t forget to load your wood)

easy roast beef made with a smoker

The 3 hour mark… Looks like it’s ready to wrap with foil! (this is sometimes called the “Texas Cheat”)

5) quickly remove beef from smoker with tongs and completely wrap with tinfoil then return to smoker

6) smoke for an additional 2-3 hours depending on the thickness of your roast. You want the internal temperature to reach 145F. A digital meat thermometer comes in very handy here.

7) Remove from smoker (keep wrapped) and allow to rest for 30 minutes prior to carving. (DON’T SKIP THIS STEP) This allows the tasty juices to redistribute though the meat.

smoking roast beef electric smoker

Perfectly Smoked Roast Beef… It’s What’s For Dinner!

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