Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Beef Roast on the Grill

Roast on the grill is easy and hard to goof up. I once made a roast that caught on fire and ended up looking like a huge piece of charcoal. I was sure it was garbage, but my mom said, "Lets just see." She cut into it, and it was one of the best roasts I've ever had. The roast in the picture was a cheap roast (the label said pot roast) that was less then 2 lbs. It was a little overcooked and I didn't let it rest enough before cutting, but still really good. By the way, sorry about the chart at the bottom of the post. Blogger and I were in negotiations for a while. Eventually we decided this was the best we could do.

Beef roast on the Grill

It's best to start with a room temperature roast, but it will still be fine if your roast is refrigerator temperature. Oil the roast and season with salt and pepper or your favorite seasoning.

Place the roast directly over a grill flame on high. Sear each side of roast for 3-4 minutes per side. If you sear your roast, grill it for less total time then indicated in the chart below. You can skip this step in a pinch, but I think you get better flavor if you do sear it.

Place meat, fat side up, grilling over indirect heat. The internal grill temperature should be about 400 degrees. (the times for grilling roasts are based on 350-375 degrees) I personally like to roast everything (roasts, whole chickens, etc.) at 400 degrees. (I do this in the oven too.) If you grill your roast at 400, it will take less time then it says in the chart below. I strongly prefer medium rare roast. Check the internal temperature of your roast with an instant read thermometer. Let the roast rest 15 minutes before cutting. This will result in a juicier roast.

Medium Rare 145, Medium 160, Well Done 170

brisket, fresh 5-6 lbs Medium 2 1/2 to 3 hrs

rib eye roast 4-6 lbs Medium Rare 1 to 1 1/2 hrs 1
Medium 1/2 to 2 hrs
Well done 2 to 2 1/2 hrs

standing rib roast 4-6 lbs Medium Rare 1 1/4 to2 1/4hrs
Medium 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 hrs
Well Done 2 3/4 to 3 1/4 hrs

sirloin tip roast,boneless 4-6 lbs Medium Rare 1 1/2 to 2 hrs
Medium2 to 2 1/2 hrs
Well Done 2 1/2 to 3 hrs

Tenderloin roast, half 2-3 lbs Medium Rare 45-60 minutes
Tenderloin roast, whole 4-5 lbs Medium Rare 50minutes-1 1/2hrs

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