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Beef Round

BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
edited 10:38AM in EggHead Forum
Does anyone have experience with cooking Beef bottom round roast or eye of round roast
this cut is not very marbled and can be somehow tough, looks like a small tenderloin. Got 3 pieces around 4 pounds each. Any suggestions on how to cook them on the egg greatly appreciated. TKS.


  • NO, not lo and slo. and medium hot. . .this is a lean hunk of cow you have there. ..lo and slo will just dry it out. . .

    make "Pit beef" (pit beef is a regional way of roasting it in the maryland area). . .

    simply set up your egg indirect at 375 degrees dome temp (sure go ahead and toss a nice chunk of hickory or oak in the fire). ..

    coat the roast pretty heavily with somethinglike dizzy cowlick or i particularly like red-eye express (you can also just go with a good heavy coating of salt/pepper/garlic ... .

    roast the meat till it hits 130 - 135 internal temp (at 375 degrees depending on the size of the roast it won't take more than 1 1/2 hours or so)

    now, this is still a tough hunk of cow so you want to slice it really, really, REALLY THIN. ..."shaved" is the best way to describe it. .. works best if you have an electric deli slicer. . ..

    serve it on kaiser rolls with raw onions and horseradish and/or bbq sauce. .. .

    great stuff. . .

    btw... wessb has a very similar recipe with pics at his web site: under the recipe section ..
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I like using a Dutch Oven, or disposable deep roasing pan. Putting in some potato's and onions, liquid and brazing. The cook takes about 6 hours.

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,867
    eye rounds are good for pit beef. bottom rounds are good for braising as in stews, or for slicing into jerkey. if you have the right end of the round, it makes a descent trex steak, needs to be the end that sits nearest the sirloin. big rump roasts which contain the bottom and eye can also make a descent deli beef.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Fishlessman I wouldn´t have a clue as to which particular round it is, if the bottom round or the eye round probably you could tell from this photos. TKS.
    Here are some photos:
    Got them in Sam´s, angus pride.. seemed like a bargain
    The round is called cuete here at home here is the drawing (Yellow #2)
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,867
    area 2 in yellow has the pieces you have, left side toward the front of the cow is better than the tail end, when i ask for rump steak my butcher will bring a piece out thet looks to be area 1 and 2 and slices off my steaks from the sirloin side, you can see the distict muscles in the single steak

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Do it like Max suggested. I make roast beef lunch meat from eye of round. I like to inject it with worchestershire and evoo, and I also make slits and insert garlic cloves. I also cover with 3-4 slices of bacon to add a little moisture to it.

    Slicing it thin across the grain like Max said is key. I notice they shrink up considerably while cooking, so I wrap them when they hit 135 and rest in a cooler for a couple hours, then move to the refrigerator and slice it the next day.


  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Thanks Max. One more thing, I suupose I have to remove the membrane right?
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Thanks for the tip.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Great photos & tips, I´ll cook it as Max suggested with your ingredients TKS. Suppose you remove the membrane before cooking?
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Beli,, Here's a small (about 3#) Top round that I did about a month ago. Best Philly Cheese steaks I had since I lived in Philly. Cooked direct to 100 internal temp then foiled and returned to fridge. Next day sliced with meat slicer and added onions and mushrooms then topped with cheese. For a twist add a little ketsup when cooking meat & all before removing from pan.


    Baby top round


    sliced the next day


    onions & mushrooms


    ready to eat,,, They were great

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Gosh Pat those look delicious.....really like the Philly cheese idea. Tell me, is the fridge step really necessary? could´n just foli it & rest for 2 hrs and eat it then???TKS
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    Yes it is necessary. You can freeze it for a few hours but it has to set & firm up before slicing. It is def. worth the wait & I still have about another pound in the freezer that I forgot about until I saw your post. Mrs. Pool said to say thank you for reminding me :unsure: :blush: .

  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    below linked are informational sites regarding beef anatomy, myology [muscle] and butchering terminology that were sent to me by eggers when i asked questions about cuts of beef.
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Bill thank-you for the information
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Just great......biceps femoris (beef round) muscle information & we get the pic.
    :laugh: :laugh:
  • ThrRoffThrRoff Posts: 169
    We do a lot of "Pit Beef" Mad Max's way. Here is some from Easter where I went light on the spices because of grand kid tastes.

  • here's the quick reference chart that I like to use
  • chazzchazz Posts: 23

    Just wondering if you had something like your Beef chart, but for Pork. It would help me when I shop for meat. The Beef one has already come in handy. Thank you in advance,

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