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What type of roast?

Was wanting to smoke some beef for thin slicing for roast beef sandwiches. What cut of beef will hold up and not fall apart. It will be cooked medium.

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  • rtt121rtt121 Posts: 645
    I like eye of round.
    Medium, and XL eggs in Galloway NJ.  Just outside of Atlantic City.  
  • The rump roast had good flavor.
    Clanton, Al LBGE
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,428
    Top round, Bottom round, rump.... Roast to medium rare and slice thin for best texture. Past that, they can get a little tough, The thinness of the slice can counteract this.

    Check out this recent thread for Baltimore Pit Beef
  • @bham_egger Great Fish!!
    Clanton, Al LBGE
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,316
    when i tell the butcher i want something for deli beef he always gives me either top sirloin or a top round roast. one of those has a gristle line in it but i cant remember which one
  • Eye of the round. Compact, no waste. Cook low and slow to help reduce toughness and use a meat slicer if you have one and slice very thin for the same reason. Use your favorite rub and smoke as well. This is one of my favs. on the egg especially for samiches.
    I know the voices aren't real, but man, do they ever come up with some great ideas.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,428
    when i tell the butcher i want something for deli beef he always gives me either top sirloin or a top round roast. one of those has a gristle line in it but i cant remember which one
    It's been the top sirloin for me. I need to learn to cut that crap out. It makes the Mrs. gag.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,428
    If you use eye of round, season it well. Super lean = Super flavorless if not done right.
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,583
    I've had good results from top rounds. I liked the ones I did w. a heavy rub or a marinade, so the slices would have a touch of strong flavor.
  • Thanks everyone!
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