Pit Beef, One of the Best Smokes I've Done

Discussion in 'Beef' started by disco, Mar 18, 2015.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have seen Baltimore Pit Beef Sandwiches on TV and read about them. I decided I should give it a try.

    From what I have read, it is done over a higher heat to darken the outside of the beef so I fired up the mini to do the smoke.

    I got a 2 pound Sirloin Tip roast.


    I wanted to make sure the surface got dark so I dried it with paper towels, put some Cabela's Whiskey Steak Seasonings on the surface and put it in the fridge uncovered for 5 hours.



    I made up my version of Tiger sauce:

    75 ml (1/3 cup) mayonnaise

    15 ml (1 tablespoon) prepared horseradish

    15 ml ketchup

    5 ml (2 teaspoons) Sriracha

    10 ml (2 teaspoons) lemon juice

    1 clove garlic, minced.

    I mixed them together and put them in the fridge until the beef was ready. 

    I fired the mini up to over 400 F with a chunk of hickory. The beef went on with my DuoTherm on and, after about 30 minutes, the beef was up to 90 F internal temperature. I turned it and there was nice colour on the beef.




    Another 25 minutes and the beef was up to 130 F and I took it off and put it under foil to rest for 10 minutes.



    I cut the roast in half lengthwise so it would be easier to cut as thin as possible for the sandwiches. 




    I put a layer of Tiger sauce on both sides of fresh onion rolls, stacked the beef on and topped with thin sliced onions.




    The Verdict

    This is one of the best sandwiches I have ever had. Everything works so well together. The deep smoky flavour of the beef mellows the bite of the sauce and the onions add a great tang. I will be making these many times.

    As I have changed up the recipe from Baltimore Pit Beef and made my own Tiger Sauce, I will renaming these Kootenay Pit Beef Sandwiches with Cougar Sauce!

    Disco
     
  2. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great Disco! Tasty looking sandwich. Thanks for the recipe for Tiger...errr....Cougar sauce. Sounds delicious, I'll be trying that. Thanks, David.
     
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks. It is hard to say how good this is without trying it.

    Disco
     
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking Sammies!
     
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tasty lookin sammie
     
  6. Now that's a good looking hunk of meat  another one to add to my list    [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, b-one, we really enjoyed them.
    Thanks, Adam. They will be a regular in my rotation.
    Thanks for the point, Gary.

    Disco
     
  8. trueteam

    trueteam Smoke Blower

    I grew up in Baltimore and love pit beef. That looks tasty! Nice job.
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Har! Thanks for the kind words. I suspect the real thing is something special.

    Disco
     
  10. trueteam

    trueteam Smoke Blower

    I like it. You might get slices from 3-4 different pieces on 1 sandwich and I like horseradish. I like your sauce though, going to have to try it.
     
  11. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks absolutely delicious, Disco!  Very well done Sir!

    [​IMG]

    Red
     
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks phenomenal Disco ! :drool Such a nice thread !

    I have one of them roasts in the freezer.... Hmmmm ! Ideas crossing my mind ! :biggrin:
     
  13. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I have some in the freezer too,but I keep thinking dried beef.

    I might have to donate one for pit beef thou. All thanks to Disco.
     
  14. Looks great Disco! I just ate, but I think I could take a bite, or ten out of that.
    Kyle
     
  15. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Great cook disco!!! I love pit beef and the tiger sauce puts it over the top!! Really a great post!!! POINTS!!!
     
  16. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    This thread should have come with the warning "The Photos In This Post May Cause Severe Hunger Pangs!"

    Great post Disco. I liked the presentation from start to finish. Definitely deserves points.
     
  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    You nailed that one Nice  [​IMG]
     
  18. Every time i look at this thread and that sandwich, I want to get one going

    Gary
     
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, trueteam. It is a wonderful combination.
    Thanks, Red. It tastes as good as it looks.
    Thanks, Kyle. I already have and it was good!

    Disco
     
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Adam and Justin. A word of warning, don't serve it to guests you don't like, they'll keep coming back.
    Thanks, worktogthr. I wish I'd tried pit beef before now!

    Disco
     

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