Baltimore Pit Beef Sandwiches

Discussion in 'Beef' started by worktogthr, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Smoked a top round the other night in the Weber with a little hickory. Just a coating of SPOG for the rub.
    A couple of days later I sliced it as thinly as I could with my electric carving knife (want a slicer really badly) and tasted it. Reminded me so much of Chaps pit beef that I had in Baltimore a few years back. So I decided to make pit beef sandwiches. Had to make their tiger sauce which is just mayo, horseradish, lemon juice, salt, and pepper (at least that's what I have read).

    Gently reheated the beef on the defrost cycle in the microwave, sliced some nice kaiser rolls, added some cheese and slathered it with tiger sauce.


    Turned out great. I highly recommend this. Best part about it is that top round roasts can be very uneven in thickness sometimes, but that's great because if you measure IT at the thickest point and pull it when it's rare (125 or so), there will be meat for every kind of doneness.

    Thanks for looking!

    Chris
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2014
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  2. Nice looking Sammy man!  [​IMG]
     
  3. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! Happy to say I have plenty of leftovers to bring to work for lunch.
     
  4. srwooten

    srwooten Newbie

    AZ
    Looks delicious! How was the tenderness of the beef? I have never smoked a Top Round.

    TIA!

    Woot 
     
  5. Looks fantastic
     
  6. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    Looks damn yummy to me!  I'll be trying this one
     
  7. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good golly miss Molly..,, man that looks great..salt, pepper, onion, galic., my kinda of roast !!  I like the rareness you left it at too., Congrats !!

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    Hoity Toit
     
  8. Looks awesome! Doing this today but using Chef Jimmy's Au Jus recipe with vegetables , Cant wait!
     
  9. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Y'all are making me hungry and wanting to fire the pit up......
     
  10. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've seen those pit beef sammys on DDD....looked amazing how they cook them. Nice job.....look delish.....Willie
     
  11. That looks great, Chris. I make mine with sirloin tip . I love the beef at Chaps , their other meats are good too, but I only get the beef nowadays.
     
  12. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! The tenderness was much better than I expected especially because I cooked them on the weber charcoal with indirect set up so the temps were between 350-375.
     
  13. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for all the kind words everyone. The whole pit beef thing was kind of a surprise to me. I was messing around with indirect cooking on my weber performer, cooking a pork roast and I had just found a good deal on a top round roast and figured why not pop it on the grill with the pork roast and have roast beef for sandwiches later in the week. Added some hickory to the charcoal and smoked away and the end result reminded me so much of chaps that the tiger sauce was a no brainer. Pretty sure they just grill over charcoal without any smoke but it ended up tasting very similar.
     
  14. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Yeah, their other meats are great. When I was there I got this monstrosity of a sandwich with pit beef, turkey, corned beef, and Italian sausage with cheese and tiger sauce. Haha every meat on it was delicious. I am not a turkey fan in general but I was amazed at how delicious it was.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2014
  15. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    My fifteen minutes of SMF fame...I made the home page haha
     
  16. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    Congrats!  I made that last month and was excited  LOL
     
  17. mtm29575

    mtm29575 Smoke Blower

    Looks great....thanks for posting. I've been wondering about doing a top round, and I think you just convinced me.
     
  18. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I'm going to try really hard not to let it inflate my ego haha
     
  19. chestnutbloom

    chestnutbloom Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the great post! I have a top round in the freezer I was saving for jerky but now....those sammies sound amazing!  [​IMG]
     
  20. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, I almost missed this. Man its so great to make your own sandwich meats, its less expensive, you get better quality, and you know what is in it. Oh and you get it cooked the way you like it!

    Looks like you did an outstanding job too!  That's some pretty meat! Outstanding.
     

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