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MacEggs
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 1:01 am    Post subject: Eye of Round Grand Slam Reply with quote

I know that Eye of Round is not traditional BBQ, but it's not bad when cooked slow to rare or medium rare.

I picked up 4 roasts for under $2/lb. Two were over 6 lbs, and two were just over 5 lbs.
I trimmed some of the fat, not too much.
I was too lazy to remove all of the 'silver' skin.

I coated each one with mustard and applied the following rub to each roast.

3 tbls peppercorn mélange (ground fine)
1 tbls Kosher salt (ground fine)
2 tbls onion flakes (ground fine)
2 tbls granulated garlic

READY FOR THE ECB


TIME TO TAKE OFF.
THE SMALLER ONES CAME OFF AFTER 2 HOURS, THE OTHER ONES CAME OFF A HALF HOUR LATER.
THE INTERNAL TEMP VARIED THROUGHOUT THE ROAST, ON AVERAGE IT WAS 133℉.


I PLACED ALL 4 IN A COOLER.
EACH WRAPPED IN HD FOIL ALONG WITH A COUPLE OF TOWELS.

The one used for supper was resting for close to an hour.

Sliced for supper with an electric knife.


It was extremely juicy and tender.

My wife decided to boil potatoes. So good with just butter, salt & pepper!
She also sautéed some kale with onions.
There was just the slightest crunch or firmness to the kale - delicious!

Some hot horseradish which had gone weak in the fridge was also had.

There was not a pronounced smoke ring.
A newbie mistake I guess.
For this much meat (20+ lbs) I only used 4 chunks of apple wood
Apple wood is my go to wood, as it was free,
I have lots of it and the cherry wood I have is still seasoning.

There was still great flavour to this roast,
and I was happy with the rub as well.

The next day, the chilled roasts were ready for slicing.
Picked this up for cheap in 2010.


I also just picked up this gadget on sale last week.


I set it to the thinnest possible setting.
This is one roast sliced up.



These slices almost melt in your mouth.Wink

I lost count how many bags I sealed - 13 or 14. Into the freezer.
Put a big Ziploc bag in the fridge for near future use. Laughing

Thanks for taking the time to look.

Mark
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that cut because its so cheap, I do a lot of roast just like that. I bought the same 60 dollar meat slicer and its pretty chintzy I rarely use it because cleaning it a PITA. Laughing But it gets the job done!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inner10 wrote:
I love that cut because its so cheap, I do a lot of roast just like that. I bought the same 60 dollar meat slicer and its pretty chintzy I rarely use it because cleaning it a PITA. Laughing But it gets the job done!

I agree with the cleaning Mad
I think it's worth the effort though when I can slice paper thin pieces. Very Happy

It's awesome meat on a sammich.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love how the sliding part is held on by zipties. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got one too so I could cut my briskets into consistent slices. Then I ended up having to cut the brisket to get it to fit on the slicer which defeated the whole idea like a bad movie. It's been back in the box since and I agree it's a PITA to clean.

I wonder if I can slice a ham that thin? That beef looks good but I'm more of a good smoked ham guy... Good job!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soap you are right on the money, you have to bisect the brisket lengthwise to make it fit which destroys the presentation a bit....family doesn't care though they just eat it up like pigglets anyway. Laughing

If I had to do it over again I'd save for another 10 years and buy a hobart.....and a bigger house to store it. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Soapm.

Inner10 wrote:
I love how the sliding part is held on by zipties. Laughing

Zipties, you sure Question
I got mine at Princess Auto for $60.
I put a little veg oil on the sliding rod. Works okay.

After finally getting the cleaning done on the slicer, I was famished.

Built a sandwich. Must be 7 or 8 ounces of meat on there.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 3:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The great thing about the slicer is even a tough hunk of meat will be tender if sliced paper thin..

I slice 2 or 3 smoked, 2 corned beef and a pastrami (all briskets) ever day at work. We just cut the brisket in half and slice away. We never seperate point from flat and IMO the point end is the best meat by far..

The grain on a flat runs at a 45 degree angle to is shape and it would be difficult to slice it perfectly cross grain.

Still waiting for you to come out to the deli for a "real" sammich MacEggs.. Wink I will show ya how to do it up right.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roxy wrote:
Still waiting for you to come out to the deli for a "real" sammich MacEggs.. Wink I will show ya how to do it up right.

Thanks Roxy, I look forward to it. Let me know where it is exactly.
Is it close to "The Sunshine City"? Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacEggs wrote:
roxy wrote:
Still waiting for you to come out to the deli for a "real" sammich MacEggs.. Wink I will show ya how to do it up right.

Thanks Roxy, I look forward to it. Let me know where it is exactly.
Is it close to "The Sunshine City"? Cool


Hwy 11 at the 7th of oro in the Bateman Design Center. Its called "Bates deli and beef emporium".

For you my friend, lunch is on me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would eat that. Send me some of the sliced and bagged stuff, please... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GEEawd Yer killin' me !!! There's nuthin' like "paper thin"
(& I'm a printer, I should know) beef, or any other type of meat !!!

Perfect cook on those roasts BTW

So, 45 bucks (plus rubs & such) for a freezer load ?

Just a suggestion, take a bag full when you go down to visit your friend at the "Beef Emporium"
I take ABT's over to the Subway samwich guy & the UPS guy at work all the time

THANKS for sharing !!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inner10 wrote:
If I had to do it over again I'd save for another 10 years and buy a hobart.....and a bigger house to store it. Wink


I had been glued to Craigs List for about 2 months intent on a good deal on a good commercial slicer with blade sharpening deal. The wife as usual bought me the chepo for my birthday so I have to appreciate it and stopped watching the list...

She did the same thing when I wanted tires, I had my research out complete with reviews and had narrowed my selection down to 3 or 4 tires. The next thing I know she borrowed my car and brought it home with new tires. She said the guy at discount said they were the best. I was livid but it ended my search for tires.

We were farting around on the last holiday and my flip flops kept coming off so I joked about needing sandals with a strap on the back. Today she surprised me with some Doc Martens similar to these http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=361224&cm_mmc=Google_Feed-_-5-_-66-_-MP566.

Darn things weigh about 5lb a piece which really defeats the entire purpose of wearing sandals. I wore them today but I have a sneaky feeling they won't be wore out no time in this life time...

Sorry to go off topic but that slicer reminded me of the many useless presents I've received whose sole function has become keeping dust off the ledge. Sure glad my wife doesn't post on any forums cuz it sure felt good to vent... Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12 11 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mac, I have the same one, flip the part the holds the meat over to expose where the plastic bits clamp onto the metal glides....mine is held on with zipties. Laughing

Soap, I can relate I've been telling mine to stop buying me crap for years....for some reason she keeps buying me countless dress shirts that re medium...s--t son I haven't been a medium since grade 8! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13 11 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Inner10 wrote:
Mac, I have the same one, flip the part the holds the meat over to expose where the plastic bits clamp onto the metal glides....mine is held on with zipties. Laughing

Soap, I can relate I've been telling mine to stop buying me crap for years....for some reason she keeps buying me countless dress shirts that re medium...s--t son I haven't been a medium since grade 8! Laughing


Something funny, I just came from the Philippines and San Francisco and bought her smalls in both places, neither fit her so we did the standard disclaimer, "their sizes must run small". I once bought her a medium and she was so insulted I had to have cable ran out to the dog house.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13 11 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

roxy wrote:
Hwy 11 at the 7th of oro in the Bateman Design Center. Its called "Bates deli and beef emporium".

For you my friend, lunch is on me.

Thanks roxy! I will send you a PM re your work schedule.

Oregon smoker wrote:
I would eat that. Send me some of the sliced and bagged stuff, please... Laughing

If there is any left. I could eat it all day Exclamation
OS, I just picked up a bottle of Rogue Chipotle Ale. Letting it chill a bit. Wink
Stuff ain't cheap!

1buckie wrote:
GEEawd Yer killin' me !!! There's nuthin' like "paper thin"
(& I'm a printer, I should know) beef, or any other type of meat !!!

Perfect cook on those roasts BTW

So, 45 bucks (plus rubs & such) for a freezer load ?

Just a suggestion, take a bag full when you go down to visit your friend at the "Beef Emporium"
I take ABT's over to the Subway samwich guy & the UPS guy at work all the time

THANKS for sharing !!!

Thanks 1buckie! $45 sounds about right.
Roxy might get some pickled eggs. Ah, ch!t, I wanted to surprise him. Wink

Soapm, I always enjoy your stories, rants, etc, and advice!

Inner10 wrote:
Mac, I have the same one, flip the part the holds the meat over to expose where the plastic bits clamp onto the metal glides....mine is held on with zipties. Laughing

I must have the super duper improved model. Rolling Eyes hehe
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13 11 3:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacEggs wrote:
roxy wrote:
Hwy 11 at the 7th of oro in the Bateman Design Center. Its called "Bates deli and beef emporium".

For you my friend, lunch is on me.

Thanks roxy! I will send you a PM re your work schedule.

Oregon smoker wrote:
I would eat that. Send me some of the sliced and bagged stuff, please... Laughing

If there is any left. I could eat it all day Exclamation
OS, I just picked up a bottle of Rogue Chipotle Ale. Letting it chill a bit. Wink
Stuff ain't cheap!

1buckie wrote:
GEEawd Yer killin' me !!! There's nuthin' like "paper thin"
(& I'm a printer, I should know) beef, or any other type of meat !!!

Perfect cook on those roasts BTW

So, 45 bucks (plus rubs & such) for a freezer load ?

Just a suggestion, take a bag full when you go down to visit your friend at the "Beef Emporium"
I take ABT's over to the Subway samwich guy & the UPS guy at work all the time

THANKS for sharing !!!

Thanks 1buckie! $45 sounds about right.
Roxy might get some pickled eggs. Ah, ch!t, I wanted to surprise him. Wink

Soapm, I always enjoy your stories, rants, etc, and advice!

Inner10 wrote:
Mac, I have the same one, flip the part the holds the meat over to expose where the plastic bits clamp onto the metal glides....mine is held on with zipties. Laughing

I must have the super duper improved model. Rolling Eyes hehe



Not cheap at all. But its good beer.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15 11 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to see ya out there today at the "Emporium"..

Hope you enjoyed that brisket sammich.

Paper thin, just like I told ya.. Wink
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