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In this Smoked Beef Recipes Roundup, you’ll find a little something for everyone. There’s smoked beef brisket, pot roast, burgers, chili, queso dip, beef jerky, prime rib, tri-tip, and more.
Grilling season is here! Spending the day outside at a swim party, backyard BBQ, and staying up late playing games are some of our favorite summertime activities. We love the laid back lazy summer vibes, which give us more time for grilling our favorite beef recipes.
Since we typically have more time on our hands during this time of year, we like to step up our grill game, put aside the gas grill for a bit, and use our smoker grill instead. Smoked Beef is hard to resist. The smoked beef becomes infused with a smoky flavor as it cooks in the smoker to create juicy, flavorful, tender cuts of meat that truly melt in your mouth.
If you are new to using a smoker grill, it can feel overwhelming on where to start. If you are a professional with a smoker grill, it can be hard to know which recipe to use. Whether you are a beginner, a pro, or somewhere in between, we have a recipe for you.
There are different rules for different cuts of beef, so be sure to read each recipe carefully! Generally speaking, a tougher cut of meat, such as a chuck roast, cooks low and slow to achieve a tender beef result. In contrast, other meats will cook at a higher temperature for a shorter time.
You will love the smoke flavor you achieve with smoked beef if you are a meat lover. We have collected the best of the best Smoked Beef Recipes for you to enjoy! Your google search for which Smoked Beef Recipe to use stops here. It is one-stop shopping! We have all our recommendations in one easy-to-read list, from Smoked Beef Brisket to Smoker Ground Beef recipes.
- Smoker grill
- Baking sheets
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Grill toolset
- Mixing bowls
- meat thermometer
- cutting board
Smoked Beef FAQ’s
A chuck roast is an excellent large cut of meat to start with if you are new to using a smoker grill. It is a tough cut of meat cooked at a low temperature for an extended time. Chuck Roast is a cheaper cut of beef than brisket, so it is a great way to save on the grocery budget and not stress too much while slow cooking it on the smoker grill. We recommend our Smoked Pot Roast as an easy recipe to try.
You can implement a few things into your cooking process that will help create a juicy and tender piece of smoked meat. Here are our top 7 tips:
1. Wrap it tightly with aluminum foil when placing it on the smoker grill. This helps hold in the moisture and juices.
2. Let the meat rest for ten minutes after smoking it before cutting into it. Letting the meat rest helps to lock in all those juices!
3. Cook tougher cuts of meat on low and slow. A low temperature for a long time allows the muscle fibers and tight connective tissue in the meat to break down and become tender.
4. Use high-quality wood chips in the pellet smoker. This can make all the difference as it enhances the flavor of the beef.
5. Keep your smoker grill closed during the cooking process. Continuing to open and shut the grill lid releases the heat and smoke needed to tenderize the beef as it cooks.
6. For best results, read the recipe directions carefully first.
7. Always use a temperature probe to ensure the internal temperature reaches the appropriate temperature.
Generally speaking, if you can eat it, you can cook it on a pellet smoker grill! You can put almost anything in your smoker grill from meatloaf to ribs. We think beef chuck roast, brisket, tri-tip, ground beef, and ribs are all good choices for types of meat to smoke.
Get Kids Involved
Ages 2-5: For any of these recipes, find something your little one can help with that involves counting. This is an excellent opportunity to practice their counting skills as you introduce them to assisting in the kitchen. One good idea or way to do this is to have your child count the number of ingredients they are pouring into a mixing bowl while preparing a simple spice rub for a smoked beef ribs recipe.
Ages 6-8: Get your kiddo involved with menu planning. Our kids love looking through our website at the various recipes to help plan the weekly menu. Have them scroll through this round-up list to help pick the recipe you will start with. We have found picky eaters are more likely to try foods when they are more involved in the planning and preparation.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe, unsupervised, while you do the happy dance in the corner!
We frequently buy our beef at Costco. Buying in bulk and placing it in the freezer is often more cost-effective than buying beef at the regular grocery store. We also recommend looking through the grocery ads and buying beef when it is on sale. During summer holidays is an excellent time for stores to offer a buy one, get one free sale on beef ribs and other cuts of meat.