Smoked Sirloin Tip In Arctic Cold

Discussion in 'Beef' started by disco, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There was a sale on Sirloin Tip Roasts at the supermarket. It is not exactly the tenderest cut of beef but if slow cooked to no more than medium, is quite tasty. By the way, here is an example of survival. I like my beef cooked to medium rare. She Who Must Be Obeyed likes medium. A smart husband cooks to medium to survive.

    Although the beef was on sale, it has been a little chilly here in the Canadian Rockies.


    I started by putting the roast in the fridge, uncovered, overnight, to dry the surface of the beef. A dry surface takes smoke better. Then, I gave it a generous sprinkle of Cabela’s Open Season Whiskey Steak Seasoning and put it back in the fridge for a couple of hours.

    I turned my Bradley smoker as high as it would go but the highest temperature it would reach in this cold was about 230 F. I smoked it over pecan smoke. After about 2 hours the internal temperature was 125 F.

    Cooking this slow does not brown the meat and I like a little browning on my beef. Many people think that you have to sear your beef to keep it moist. This has been proven wrong many times. However, I do find that some searing or browning does improve eye appeal and flavour. So, I cooked the beef most of the way in the smoker (to 125 F internal temperature) and then put it on my Weber Barbecue with the front an back grill on high and the middle grill turned off. I put the beef over the middle grill (not over direct heat). After about 15 minutes, the internal temperature was 143 F.


    I covered it with foil, brought it inside and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then it was time to slice into a great piece of smoked beef.


    I served it with crispy skin grilled new potatoes and mixed vegetables.

    The Verdict

    This is a great way to take a moderately tough piece of beef and make it a real treat. The pecan smoke gives a nice smoke flavour but doesn’t overpower the beef. The Cabela’s Open Season Whiskey Steak Seasonings give a nice sweet/garlic flavour. I was in cow heaven.


    Disco
     
  2. That's the key, the last few minutes on the grill.  MMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm!  Very nicely done
     
  3. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As someone who's happily single, why not just cut the Tip into 2 portions and cook one to medium and the other to mid rare ?  :)
     
  4. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice job cooking that one! I agree with what you said about the toughness but really good sirloin flavor. Good sandwiches for tomorrow.
     
  5. You're a riot and a wonderful chef!!!!!!!!!! Very fun!!!!!! Cheers! - Leah
     
  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, urbotrimm, it wasn't too hard to take for a winter dinner.
    Thanks for the thought Demos, but I find it easier to just do what I'm told.
    Thanks, Todd. I am getting addicted to pecan for beef. It really added to the good sirloin flavour.

    Disco
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the kind words, Leah, but I consider myself more of a gourmand than a gourmet.

    Disco
     
  8. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I laughed when I read this! The only thing I could possibly add to this quote would be "Me too"
     
  9. c farmer

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

    Wow Disco, that looks great.
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, when you look like I do, you get used to laughter.
    Thanks, C. Believe it or not, it was my first try of beef roast on the smoker. It won't be my last.

    Disco
     
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking roast and meal Disco!!!
     
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Case. It was my first try at beef in the smoker. It won't be my last.

    Disco
     
  13. aggie94

    aggie94 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks wonderful!  Now I'm hungry.
     
  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Aggie! Now go smoke something to eat.

    Disco
     

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