oh my!!!eye of round done corned beef/pastrami style

Discussion in 'Beef' started by rocco641, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. rocco641

    rocco641 Newbie

    Due to brisket prices being insane here. I set out for a different alternative. I started out with a 3lb eye of round roast. Then Cured it for 10 days with TQ and pickling spices, smoked till 137. All I have to say is WOW! Dont be afraid of the eye of round. It did not dry out abit.
  2. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks amazing! What was the recipe? If ya don't mind?
  3. rocco641

    rocco641 Newbie

    I used a Table spoon TQ per pound. I cheated on the pickling spice,I just bought Tones brand pre mixed pickling spice. After the 10 day cure,I soaked the roast for 2 hours in cold water to draw some of the salt out. Then I smoked at 230 over apple and hickory till 137. I also did not foil after the smoke,I just put the roast on a cooling rack.
  4. rocco641

    rocco641 Newbie

    I was going to foil but my temp was rising FAST! and it would of been well done if I foiled. If I was to foil I would probably do it at 120-125,but I really dont think there is a need to with this.
  5. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have been looking for a good deal last month for eye of the round to try this....Thanks for showing this....On my to do list for sure...[​IMG]
  6. rocco641

    rocco641 Newbie

    I used a half a bottle of the tones pickling spice. next time I will probably only use 1/4. because it seems just to be a hair strong on the clovey taste. Other then that it is perfect!
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Great job on that round. [​IMG]
  8. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Brother, that looks like a mighty fine 'stramied eye!

    Good cure all the way, and beautiful coloring!

    Nice one!

  9. rocco641

    rocco641 Newbie

    Thanks everyone!!!
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that does sound really good.You did a heckof a job with it too.
  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great...[​IMG]
  12. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job there Rocco, I've done a few different cuts of beef for corned beef due the crazy price of brisket here also, but have yet to do a round. After seeing your q-view I guess I'll be trying it next.
  13. bush hunter

    bush hunter Newbie

    Did you rince or soakin water prie to smoking it

    Thanks Jams
  14. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very nice smoke!
    Love the idea of using an eye of round, I'm definitely going to try this with my chipotle pastrami recipe [​IMG][​IMG]
  15. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    What a great idea! I like the nice round slices you get from an E.O.R. I'm going to give this a try sometime!

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