Beginners Smoker Recipe – Beef Bottom Round Roast

It’s time to dive into the world of smoke! I picked up a Masterbuilt Digital Electric Smoker and decided to put my smoking skills to the test for this Beginners Smoker Recipe. I am new to the smoker realm but have done quite a few smokes on my grill.

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  • Masterbuilt MB20073519 Bluetooth Digital Electric Smoker with Broiler
  • Bluetooth Smart technology allows you to control temperature, lighting, monitor meat temperature, and power your smoker on or off
  • Four chrome-coated smoking racks
  • Patented side wood chip loading system to add wood chips without opening smoker door and losing heat
  • Built-in meat probe thermometer for perfect results every time
  • Thermostat temperature control for even, consistent smoking

The Meat – Beginners Smoker Recipe – Beef Bottom Round Roast

~2lb Beef Bottom Round Roast

The Rub Recipe – Beginners Smoker Recipe – Beef Bottom Round Roast

  • 1/2 tsp. Steak Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. White Pepper
  • Coat beef and cover in plastic in refrigerator overnight

The Smoke – Beginners Smoker Recipe – Beef Bottom Round Roast

  • Heat up smoker to 250 degrees
  • Put in beef and then set smoker to 225 (heated higher for heat escape from opening door and less catch up time to get back to temp)
  • Spritz: Beef Broth (get a 24oz bottle of Beef Broth) and spritz after each hour
  • Once beef is around 160 degrees place in a tinfoil dish with a veggie base (I used about 3 celery stalks, 1/4 cup onion, and 1/4 cup bell peppers. I also poured in the remaining beef broth).
  • I decided mid-smoke to put the broth base into the smoker to allow some moisture to pass over the beef but to also allow the broth to get some smoke flavor.
  • Put beef in tinfoil dish and cover with foil and put back in the smoker. Push the temp up to 250 degrees to finish. The plan is to get between 190-200 degrees.
  • Once the 190-200 degree temp is reached, pull the beef and put in oven or somewhere to allow it to rest (that’s not in the smoker). It is ideal to leave it rest in the tinfoil dish covered.
  • After resting, slice into the beef and enjoy.

I wanted to get beef ground chuck roast but in my excitement I grabbed a beef bottom round roast instead. I am still very pleased with the smoke and would just shorten the rest time. I *may* also opt for wrapping the beef in foil tightly versus in the foil packet. I feel this would help with a bit more moisture in the beef itself. I just didn’t notice much flavor coming from that base mixture (maybe not enough veggies). Outside of that it was a very successful smoke and I am very pleased with the results for this beginners smoker recipe.

Since publishing this I have moved to a pellet grill by Pit Boss that has a smoker option as part of the system. I would highly recommend it. I picked mine up off facebook marketplace. I am not a buyer of new things so I usually hunt these things down on marketplace, unless I am 100% certain in the item. That way the cost is less and I have the ability to try it out. I mention this because I did buy a Traeger, but it wouldn’t get hot enough for grilling. It gets hot but not enough to really sear meat. The Pit Boss solves that problem. Happy Smoking!

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