Quick Tip: Trimming a Roast

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Learn how to pare down the fat on a cut of meat without losing the flavor.

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Quick Tip: How to Quickly Trim a Big Pile of Beans

Let’s face it: trimming green beans is a chore. Laboriously snipping the tops and tails off of each bean with a paring knife definitely gets old after a while. Particularly when you’ve still got most of the pile left to go. Here’s what we do to make the job go by a little more quickly.

You can use a chef’s knife or a paring knife for this, whichever you feel more comfortable using. Start with just a few beans at once, and then you can work your way up to more as you feel comfortable.

1. Line Up the Beans – Use the edge of your knife or the side of your hand to line up a handful of beans on one side. (I’m right handed, so I line them up on the right.)

2. Trim Off the Tips – In one slice, cut off all the tips at once.

3. Repeat with the Other Side – Flip the beans around, line up the tips again, and trim off the other side.

Once you get into the rhythm of lining up the ends and trimming them off, prepping the beans goes by so much more quickly than doing each individual bean. You can also trim the other end without flipping (like in the last picture above), but the knife gets a little close to our fingers and we have a harder time holding the beans steady.

This recipe is sponsored by Snake River Farms.

Did you know that strip steaks and ribeyes are comprised of the same main muscle? Yup, it’s called the longissimus dorsi. So when exactly does a ribeye become a strip? The transformation occurs between the 12th and 13th rib bone, to be precise. And by no coincidence, that’s where they happen to cut the side of beef for USDA grading.

Now it’s true that ribeyes do also contain the most magically delicious of all muscles, the spinalis dorsi. But compared to the size of LD, it’s just a tiny strip. So here’s my thinking: why pay for prime rib when you can easily recreate nearly identical results by using strip loin AND save yourself about $2 per lb?! *MIC DROP* And for a bonus mic drop: it’s even better when you smoke it!

Particularly around the holidays, saving a few dollars here and there can be a welcome bonus. You may even choose to reinvest those savings back into the meat, by buying the best quality piece you can afford. Maybe something like Snake River Farms American Wagyu product, which just so happens to be the meat you see in this recipe. Wagyu beef tends to marble significantly higher than other breeds, and marbling means more flavor and tenderness. Certainly, cooking a whole SRF strip loin is quite an indulgent undertaking, but you can also butcher it yourself, saving half for the roast and cutting the rest into portioned steaks, then freezing. I guess the main message here is: treat yo’self.

If you prefer not to smoke the strip loin (I dunno, maybe you dislike complexity of flavor and delicious smokey notes?!), you can also recreate this recipe in a low oven, before searing over a fire.

Smoked and Seared Strip Loin


  • 1 x Snake River Farms strip loin (about 15lb)
  • salt
  • coarse pepper
  • Horseradish Mayo: (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 cup mayonnaise


  1. Preheat a smoker to run at 250f.
  2. Remove strip loin from packaging and pat dry with paper towels. If you are confident at meat trimming, you may gently remove some of the thicker areas of fat cap, and also the silverskin running alongside the thicker edge. However, you can also leave the loin exactly as is and it will still cook wonderfully.
  3. Season the loin well on all sides and edges with salt and pepper. The exact amount will depend on the type of salt you are using, but be generous with the application, and massage in well.
  4. Place the loin in the smoker. If using a probe to monitor temperature, insert at this point.
  5. Cook the loin until it reaches an internal temperature of 123f. Use a good quality probe or thermometer to monitor the temperature – it’s imperative that it not overcook. To reach temperature, a 15 lb loin will take around 3.5 hours.
  6. Once at temperature, remove from the smoker, and wrap tightly in foil. Allow to rest 2 hours, preferably in a cooler.
  7. Light a grill to run at very high heat. Allow the surface of the grates to properly warm up to temperature – you will need it to be smoking hot to successfully sear the loin.
  8. Place the loin onto the hot grill, and sear for no more than 2 minutes on each side. When the fat cap is facing the heat, it may flare up a bit, so be prepared and use heat protection (such as welders gloves) if necessary. You may also like to use a roasting fork or similar device to assist in turning the roast, as it will be quite heavy to lift with tongs alone.
  9. Since you have already rested the meat, you can carve and serve immediately. For the Horseradish Mayo, simply combine mayonnaise with prepared horseradish and stir well, then serve alongside the strip loin.

By Jess Pryles

Jess Pryles is a full fledged Hardcore Carnivore. She's a live fire cook, author, meat specialist and Meat Science grad student. She's also a respected authority on Texas style barbecue. Australian born and raised, she now lives in Texas.

Smoked Beef Sirloin Tip Roast

Smoked Sirloin Tip Roast (Smoked Tri Tip Recipe) Step one particular, trimming the tri-tip. Considering the fact that we’re carrying out this with an untrimmed sirloin tip roast, there is going to be a thick layer of fat on the backside. Trim this fat down to ⅛ – ¼ of an inch. Also get rid of any pieces of loose meat or skin. Step two, slather the tri-tip with either butter or yellow mustard.

Barbecue enthusiasts commonly pick fattier meats for smoking due to the fact the fat naturally bastes the meat through the extended cooking course of action, maintaining it moist. But smoking a juicy, flavorful sirloin tip on your backyard barbecue is achievable if you effectively season the roast via a course of action referred to as dry-rub curing. Ahead of Beginning the Fire

We had a six lb option Major Sirloin Roast waiting for the smoker, so we rubbed with a seasoning consisting of two tablespoons every of Kosher salt, garlic powder, black pepper and 1 tablespoon of onion powder as performed by Chef Boy Arnie on his tip roast (will have to have been a rub utilized by Tom someplace along the line ). Let it sit in the fridge for a couple hrs then sprinkled with far more rub.

Sirloins do not need as significantly smoking time as other cuts, so you have far more manage more than the final temperature.

Right here are the actions I utilized to cook a sirloin roast on my Meadow Creek BBQ Smoker. The roast in this story weighed about ten pounds and took four hours to cook. Trim the roast to get rid of any excess fat and silverskin Season the roast with salt and a beef rub.

Smoked “Sirloin Tip” Recipe I began out browsing for a Tri Tip roast, but in my element of the nation it can be a challenge to uncover. What I did come across was piece of beef referred to as a Sirloin Tip Roast.

Smoked Pork Sirloin Tip Roast. I like the comfort of Costco Kirkland Swift Premium Pork Sirloin Tip Roasts. These three pound roasts are vacuum sealed and come in a package of four. The compact size is excellent for two and/or a compact household.

Smoked Sirloin Tip Roast Components 1 buffalo sirloin tip roast two tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary two tablespoons Kosher salt two teaspoons Paprika 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder Directions Mix all the components nicely and rub onto the roast. Spot the roast on a platter, wrap with plastic wrap and […]

Sirloin Tip Roast Crock Pot: To make it in the slow cooker, substitute it for chuck roast in Mississippi Pot Roast and cook on low for 7-eight hours. Nutrition Details. Sirloin Tip Roast. Quantity Per Serving (four oz) Calories 235 Calories from Fat 72 % Everyday Worth* Fat 8g 12%. Saturated Fat 2g ten%. Cholesterol 94mg 31%.

Lift the roaster basket out of the chamber and set it on a shallow sheet pan. When the basket is cool to the touch, get rid of the tri-tip, leaving the thermometer in spot. Set the roast on a platter and loosely tent with aluminum foil for ten to 15 minutes when the internal temperature rises to 135°F.

The tri tip roast reduce of beef is the triangular shaped muscle that sits just under the sirloin. Tri tip is a pretty lean piece of meat. Numerous butchers will grind the tri tip and add it into a lean hamburger blend. This roast is a far more inexpensive reduce than say a rib roast or tenderloin.

The course of action of cooking, although, is mainly simple, in particular when you are working with an electric smoker. Tip: When getting pork loin, make certain you are opting for the pinkish-red meat. To add flavors from fat, also appear for moderate marbling. How to Smoke a Pork Loin Roast in an Electric Smoker

What do I serve with this grilled tri tip steak?

I’m hoping I can find a good price this week so we can have it on Easter with my parents. Pictured, you see it served with Jessika’s Roasted Vegetables and Easy Garlic Green Beans. It’s also super yummy with Tastiest Scalloped Potatoes. Since my parents are going on Whole 60, we’ll probably serve it as you see it, with a side of Sautéed Mushrooms.

If there are leftovers, which I doubt. We’ll be making these Tri-Tip Sandwiches.

Arm Roast Recipe

  1. Our arm roast was about 3.5 lbs. before trimming and removing the bone
  2. Balsamic vinegar
  3. Beef broth
  4. Onion
  5. Salt
  6. Garlic
  7. Worcestershire sauce
  8. Soy sauce
  9. A bit of honey
  10. Red pepper flakes &ndash just a bit but not to make it spicy
  11. If you feel like you must put bay leaves in with any large piece of meat, go ahead. Just remember to remove it once cook time is up.

I used a bit of cornstarch at the end to thicken the &ldquogravy&rdquo at the end.

A roux isn&rsquot necessarily I guess but boy is it nice to pour that thick sauce on the top when you serve it. Just takes a few minutes on saute after the initial cook time to get to this consistency.

Remove bone and fat from roast. Cut it into large chunks, discard bone and fat. Put meat into pressure cooker and sprinkle salt on top of meat.

Slice or dice your onion and put that on top and around meat. Pour in all other ingredients in EXCEPT cornstarch, close lid.

Close steam valve and set to high pressure for 45 minutes. Then allow steam to naturally release for 15 minutes. Release rest of steam quickly, there won&rsquot be much.

Lift lid and remove meat and onions into a bowl.

Set pot to saute. In a small bowl add 1/2 cup of your hot broth from the pot. Add cornstarch with it and whisk together until you create a smooth roux.

When liquid is bubbling pour your cornstarch mixture in. Stir continuously for about 3 minutes allowing gravy to thicken.

Shred meat with forks in bowl. Pour this on top so it is coated well and serve over white or brown rice! Thicken sauce over medium high heat on the stovetop alternatively&hellip..but why would you dirty another pot?

You can see how fall apart tender this turns out. Use some red wine instead of beef stock if you preferred. I add a sprinkle of salt and pepper once this is done but it doesn&rsquot need much.

Yes you could use this same recipe with other cuts of meat if you wanted too. Of course a chuck roast would work the same way. It would be a good pot roast recipe too if cut into smaller chunks at the beginning.

I haven&rsquot used my slow cooker or tried this in a dutch oven yet but I imagine it would be just as amazing. It would just take quite a bit longer.

What sides go good with roast?

Air fryer vegetables are soft with a bit of crispness on the edges and perfect with this as a side dish. You could make slow cooked mashed potatoes and corn on the cob with it too which are low in saturated fat.

More easy pressure cooker recipes you should try too are:

  • Try our Instant Pot Barbacoa recipe is similar to this one.
  • We share several beef stew meat recipes here.
  • If you want to cook a dutch oven roast we have instructions for that method here too.

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Lay the meat fat cap down on the cutting board or down in a pan to keep the area clean.

Pour olive or vegetable oil onto the meat and brush it all over the top and sides.

Normally I would add the rub right at this point but I realized during the process that I forgot to remove the fat cap, so we'll take care of that, then come back to the rub part of this process.

Flip it over to fat cap up..

Since we are cooking this to medium rare, the fat cap does not have time to render and really serves no purpose in my opinion.

A sharp knife and a little patience will do the trick.

With oil brushed all over the meat, including the sides, sprinkle my Texas style rub (purchase recipes here) onto the meat.

Setup your smoker for cooking at around 220°F using indirect heat. If your smoker has a water pan, it' s a great idea to use it.

I used hickory with this ti-tip but the traditional wood to use is red oak if you have it available.

Once the smoker is ready, place the meat directly on the grate or you can use a bradley rack, Weber grill pan or even a basic cooling rack to make it easy to transport the meat to and from the smoker.

The amount of time that it actually takes to reach medium rare or your desired finished temperature depends largely on the thickness of the roast. Most of the ones I do take around 2 hours. This one finished up in just under 2 hours.

I highly recommend using a digital probe meat thermometer such as the “Smoke” by Thermoworks to monitor the temperature of this tri-tip while it cooks.

You can also use a handheld digital thermometer like the super fast Thermapen or a Thermopop to check it every so often.

I am a big believer in knowing the temperature of what you are cooking.. there's no substitute for safety and when you're cooking, there's no need to guess at it when there are so many wonderful tools at your disposal.

I would estimate that it will take about 2 hours but give yourself some extra time just in case. If it gets done early, you can easily let it rest under foil for 30 minutes or so before slicing it.

Note: As noted below in a comment, after smoking the beef to about 110°F internal temperature, you can place it on a grill, under the broiler or even in a skillet to give it a good sear and brink it up to a perfect medium rare prior to serving. This is known as reverse searing and is a great way to serve a wonderful piece of beef like this.

Slice across the grain for maximum tenderness. It is always a great idea to make note of the grain direction before adding the rub to the meat.

Slice it thin for sandwiches or you can slice it into ¼ inch pieces and then further into strips for placement atop a nice smoked meat salad.

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How To Trim A Brisket

Brisket is one of the standards of barbeque. Whole towns and regions are measured on how well they cook this culinary conundrum. The pros know that trimming the brisket is the most crucial part of the cook. Without proper brisket trimming there can be no mouthwatering results.


  • Brisket
  • Boning Knife/Chef’s Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Trash Bowl
  • Patience


Step 1: Pick your Brisket

Let’s start with picking your brisket. You want a brisket big enough to weather the heat yet you don’t want one so big that it is too big for your cooker. We recommend finding a brisket between 15 and 17 pounds. Also look for one that has the best marbling of fat in brisket flat. Don’t be afraid to pick the brisket up and look it over or even ask if the meat department can bring some more briskets out for you to look at.

Step 2: Give it a Rinse & Choose Your Knife

Once you have the brisket home, the night before the cook, take the brisket out of the package and give it a rinse and let it dry. Now you need to consider what knife to use in trimming. Any knife will work, but a good boning knife makes the task easier. Any of the three knives in the picture below will work just fine, but the knife in the middle had a good blade length that allows for flatter trimming cuts to remove fat.

Step 3: Plan Your Cuts

Lay the brisket out on your cutting board fat side up. Work from the flat side towards the point side. You will notice there are a few kinds of fat on the brisket. Some of it is nearly like a leather skin some is very waxy and dense and the rest is softer more delicate. The first two types fat will never render down.

The big hunks of fat will never—no matter how much you cook them—render down and be anything more than a mouth full of fat. Leaving that fat on your brisket will only result in you having to cut around it later, and it drives up the cooking time of the brisket. The more mass, the longer it will take to heat that mass and achieve the internal temperature you want.

Step 4: Start Trimming

Using very shallow cuts with your knife blade almost parallel with the brisket, start by making a cut long enough that allows you to hold the fat you just cut with your left hand while continuing to trim with the knife you right hand.

Compare the picture above and below to see how we’ve started to roll up the fat from flat side towards the point side. You will accidentally cut into the meat in spots, which is ok. Just keep your strokes as shallow as possible.

Also note the fat that is left on the flat below is that delicate fat. As a general rule, you can leave about a ¼ inch of fat on the brisket if you don’t want to trim it as close as the image shows. Remember that seasoning and smoke will never penetrate much farther than about ¼ inch, so if you want more flavor in your brisket, you are going to have to trim it pretty tight. As you trim away the fat toss it in your trash bowl.

Step 5: Remove All of the Surface Fat

Continue to work slowly from the flat side to the point side. The point will have a lot of very thick waxy fat on it. Just take your time and have patience. Once you are done, the “fat” side of your brisket should look like the picture below.

When you are done trimming, take a minute to really examine the flat and point ends of your brisket and note what direction the grain is running. You want to note this because when it comes to slice you want to slice across the grain (black annotations) of your brisket to make the tender slices (blue annotations) possible. You will also notice that the grain of the point and flat do not match. That is why the point and flat are usually separated once the cooking is completed.

Step 6: Cut Out the Point End Fat

Now that you have the fat removed all the surface fat from the fat side there is one more area we need to focus on. Note in the picture below, there is a big hunk of fat (circled in black) that resides toward the point end of the brisket, but it actually partially separates the point and flat.

You want to do your best to trim that out as much as possible. This is where the longer blade of the boning knife comes in handy because you have to make some very vertical cuts to dissect this fat from the brisket. You can see what that looks like over the course of the next few pictures.

Step 7: Pause to Admire Your Work

Before you turn the brisket over and work on the other side, take note of how much more uniform the brisket now is and think about how much even it will cook now that all that inedible fat has been removed.

Step 8: Turn & Repeat

Flip the brisket over and work on the “meat” side. You will note immediately the lack of waxy fat and skin that has to be removed. You need to remove another hunk of fat much like what was just removed on the opposite side. You will use the same deeper cuts and dissect this hunk of fat out. Be careful, as it is easy to accidentally cut through the fat and point and disconnect the flat and point. Go slow, and you can’t go wrong.

Step 9: Get Ready to Season Your Brisket

Removal of all this fat has saved about 4 to 6 hours of cook time depending on what temperature you opt to cook at. All of this fat is also no longer serving as a barrier for your seasoning and rub.

Step 10: Discard Excess Fat

The excess fat can be ground up and added to sausage if you make your own sausage. Otherwise, it is mostly trash.

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Frequently asked Questions

  • Question: Should you sear beef tenderloin before roasting?
    Answer:(Tip: You don’t need to sear beef tenderloin before roasting.) Insert an oven-going meat thermometer in the thickest part of the roast…. Do not add water to the pan and do not cover the roast. Roast in the preheated oven until the thermometer reaches the doneness temperatures below.
  • Question: What temperature should you cook a beef tenderloin?
    Answer:135 to 140 degrees
  • Question: Is beef tenderloin the same as roast beef?
    Answer:The tenderloin is a long piece of beef that you can use to make a full roast or cut other steaks from. This piece comes from an area near the rear of the animal that sits in front of the round cut and under the sirloin.
  • Question: What can you do with end of beef tenderloin?
    Answer:Cut off the thin and narrow ends of the tenderloin that are too small to be made into steak. (SAVE the narrow ends as well and use them with the other scrap meat.) What you are now left with is the beautiful center that is ready to be cut into filet mignon and tenderloin steaks.
  • Question: Why is my beef tenderloin tough?
    Answer:Overcooking it. Tenderloin is lean and one of the most tender cuts around, but the lack of fat means that overcooking it will result in dry, tough meat. Follow this tip: Tenderloin is best served rare or medium-rare, so use a thermometer to make sure it doesn’t get cooked past 140°F in the center.2014 ж. 17 жел.
  • Question: How long should a beef tenderloin sit out before cooking?
    Answer:Bring the meat to room temperature. Remove your roast from the refrigerator at least an hour (but no more than two hours) before roasting.

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Most roast beef tenderloins have one of two problems—either the meat is evenly cooked but it lacks a dark, caramelized crust, or the beef has optimal flavor and an appealing crust, but is marred by a thick, gray band of overdone meat.

GIVE IT A FLAVOR BOOST Brining the tenderloins in a simple sugar-and-salt solution ensured the meat was well seasoned and juicy throughout, while a dry spice rub was quick to throw together and gave the tenderloin a fantastic, flavorful

Roasted Beef Tenderloin Beef tenderloin can be brushed with a spice mixture of your choice.

Beef tenderloins purchased from wholesale clubs require a good amount of trimming before cooking click here for information on how to tie a beef tenderloin roast.

Start with an evenly shaped tenderloin, sear it on all sides to create a browned crust, and then cook the meat on a cool part of the grill.

Watch the video: Super Quick Video Tips: How To Make Roast Beef Like a Pro (May 2022).