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Deli style roast beef

Chef Boy RCChef Boy RC Posts: 32
edited 1:46PM in EggHead Forum
I've got a new meat slicer on the way and was going to make roast beef to slice deli style to try out the new slicer. What is a good cut of beef for this and how is the best way to cook it. Thanks.


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,239
    This might break in the slicer.

    Beef, Round, Roast, ClayQ

    Jacqui McNaughton,Mornin Jacqui. Don't know why you didn't get some help by now....maybe everyone's busy cookin. Beef round roast is cut from a big muscle in the back leg, is lean and easy to cook. The tricky part is not overcooking this cut to keep it juicy and tender. So I'll suggest indirect (not directly over the burning lump but in a rack, in a drip pan) and cook to 135-140 internal with some hickory smoke. Let the meat rest after cooking for about 20 minutes before making very thin slices. You can marinate or brine this cut of meat....I've done both... I use a light brine ratio of one cup Kosher salt to one gallon water so it's not overly salty.Hope this helps. I'm cooking a beef roast today and it's gonna be good.Have fun,Clay

    Recipe Type
    Beef, Main Dish

    Recipe Source
    Source: BGE Forum, ClayQ, 09/09/07
  • Old SaltOld Salt Posts: 357
    Eye of Round Roast. Cook it like a rib roast.
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Rump roast and sirloin tip roast works for lunch meat also. Rump is a little more fatty but has a good beefy taste, sirlion roast is leaner, milder in flavor. Don't over cook or it'll be tuff chewin. Italinan herb seasoning in a brine is great or you can give the meat a good seasoning rub and just throw it on the egg and rost indirect to 135 internal without brining. A little hickory smoke is nice at the begining of the cook, if you like.
    Good luck and have fun.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,730
    Clay Q is right about rump being more fatty, but thats something i really like in deli beef. this was a direct raised grid cook at 275 to an internal around 125/127, allowed to rest then chilled before slicing.


    after st pattys day corned beef goes on sale, makes for some smoked pastrami, check out thirdeyes site for ideas on pastrami. i usually buy several when the sale comes and freeze for when i want to make it.


    dr chickens ham also makes good slices, i thawed some out last night for some macaroni, good stuff. , the ham freezes well vacuum packed

  • Hi all, what type(brand) of slicer are you using there? looks like a pretty good machine.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,730
    its a ritter, i think its german made. bought it about 5 years ago on an ebay closeout sale, i dont think they sell in this country anymore. its fairly rugged, one cheap plastic piece on it that tyou need to becareful with, but otherwise its been a good machine. someone found them on this forum and i jumped on it.
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