Welcome to How to Grill Roast Beef 101.
In this course, I will show you the essentials to making a moist, delicious roast beef right on your grill.
In this course, we will discuss:
One of the most critical aspects of grilling a roast beef is meat selection. Why do you think prime rib has such a high reputation?
Choose the right cut, and you'll be in roasted meat heaven
Choose the wrong cut, and you'll be eating a dry, rigid piece of meat.
Not what you want!
You want a roast that's tender, juicy, and full of flavor.
That's why you want a top sirloin roast.
A top sirloin roast is very flavorful. It has a great beefy flavor.
It doesn't have a strong or livery flavor like other inexpensive cuts.
It's also very tender.
If you close your eyes, you'll think you're eating prime rib, but you won't break the bank to do it.
A top sirloin roast is the best of both worlds; great taste at a reasonable price.
The other aspect of how to grill roast beef is your cooking technique.
You want to grill your roast beef using the indirect method. This ensures you have a nice crust on the outside, while still cooking the roast to perfection.
If you tried to grill a big hunk of meat directly, meaning right over the fire, it would burn to a crisp before it got anywhere close to being done.
If you're using a kettle grill like the Weber, pile all your coals on one side of the grill. Then place a drip pan next to the coals on the charcoal grate.
See the picture below.
Next, place the roast on the cooking grate above the drip pan. The lid should go on the grill with the vents over the meat. This draws the heat and smoke towards your roast.
For a gas grill, set your primary burner or burners at medium to medium-high. Cook the roast over the side where the burners are not on. A drip pan is not required for gas grills.
You want to grill your roast beef at a temperature of 325°F - 375°F—the perfect temperature for roasting meats.
Grilling a roast at this temperature ensures that the meat will have a nice crust and still be tender and juicy.
When cooked at higher temps, the meat cooks too fast; the proteins seize up quickly and squeeze out the meat's moisture. Once this happens, your beautiful roast becomes dry and grainy.
Roast Beef Rub
Creamy Horseradish Sauce (Courtesy of natashaskitchen.com)
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