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Deli Style Roast Beef

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

3 Hours

Effort

Pellets

Pecan

A quick sear and a long, slow cook on your Traeger will produce the tender, rosy roast beef you'll find at the local deli.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

Units of Measurement:

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  • Traeger Prime Rib Rub

  • 1 (5-6 lb) top sirloin roast

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450 °F (or 500℉, if available) and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill450 ˚F

  • 2

    If not already done, tie the roast at 1 1/2-inch intervals with butcher's twine. Season the roast generously on all sides, including the ends, with Traeger Prime Rib Rub.

    Ingredients

    • As Needed Traeger Prime Rib Rub

    • 1 (5-6 lb) top sirloin roast

  • 3

    Place a large cast iron skillet on the grill grates. Add the vegetable oil to the skillet. Once the pan is hot, place the roast in the skillet and sear on all sides, turning with tongs. Don't forget to sear the ends, too.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 4

    Transfer the roast directly to the grill grates and carefully remove the skillet from the grill. Insert the probe into the center of the roast. Reduce the grill temperature to 225℉, close the lid, and roast the meat until the internal temperature reaches 130℉ for medium-rare, or your desired temperature, 3-3 1/2 hours.

    Grill225 ˚F

    Probe130 ˚F

  • 5

    Remove the roast from the grill and let the meat cool to room temperature, then wrap tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill for several hours, or overnight.
  • 6

    Remove the butcher's twine and very thinly slice the roast crosswise, preferably on a meat slicer. Used to build your favorite roast beef sandwich or serve as desired.

    Grill225 ˚F

    Probe130 ˚F

  • 7

    Let the meat cool to room temperature, then cover tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Transfer to the fridge and chill for several hours, or overnight. Remove the butcher's string.

    Grill180 ˚F

    Probe135 ˚F

  • 8

    Slice the roast very thinly, preferably on a meat slicer and use to build your favorite roast beef sandwich.

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