View Full Version : First Eye Round - wasn't too bad

12-06-2015, 06:31 PM
Walking through a big box club I saw a sale on Eye Round beef and picked up a 6lb slab. Once home I looked online as to the best way to smoke it. Wasn't getting many good info other than slice it cold and use for sandwiches. Most thought it was too lean a cut of meat.

I put it in the smoke at 225 degrees until it hit 140 with mesquite/apple, pulled it and wrapped it in foil and a towel for 30 minutes. Sliced it and tasted the juiciest roast I've had in a while. I also threw some beets in the smoker as well. Not too shabby....

Big thanks to this site (and everyone that shares their knowledge) for all the info available!

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12-06-2015, 07:14 PM
Looks dang fine!

12-06-2015, 07:17 PM
That looks great!

12-06-2015, 07:31 PM
Looks great. Always wanted to try one but thought might be too tough. Yours look moist and juicey though !

12-06-2015, 07:36 PM
Looks great!!

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12-08-2015, 07:43 PM
Cooked an eye of round this weekend pulled at 145 wrapped and left set for 2 hours. turned out pretty good. Pulled from frige tonight and shaved it with the slicer and made some killer sandwiches on the pannini with horseradish.:-D

12-08-2015, 08:20 PM
I grew up on eye of the round. Many do not like it because it is hard to get it to come out right. Very lean but at the same time a thick cut. I like to season mine well in advance. 48 hours or so. Needs to be cut thin. Helps to serve with an au jus.

12-08-2015, 08:30 PM
Eye of round is great.smoked lean & sliced thin for Philly steak sandwiches.

12-08-2015, 09:30 PM
Looking good. Thinking about doing one of these this week, how long was the cook?

12-08-2015, 09:56 PM
That looks tasty. The beets sound interesting. How did those come out, and how did you season them?

12-08-2015, 10:19 PM
Looks pretty good. I would definitely hit some of that.

12-09-2015, 04:39 AM
One of my favorite cuts when done right! Nicely done!!

12-09-2015, 05:02 AM
Looks really good.

12-09-2015, 05:03 AM
making me hungry! wish i had some of that to throw on an egg sammie

12-10-2015, 09:40 PM
I like to inject mine with Worcestershire and beef broth. Then let is sit overnight. Smoke with hickory to 135-138 IT. Let rest for an hour and slice thin for sandwiches. good stuff!