Roast Beef Slow Smoked

Roast Beef Slow Smoked

This roast beef recipe adds a ton of flavor to the beef with minimal effort! You’ll enjoy tender, juicy beef roast infused with a big, rich smoky flavor that you won’t forget for a long time.
Servings 8
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 20 minutes


  • Z Grills Pellet Smoker
  • Z Grills Hickory Wood Pellets


  • 3 lb beef (roast, rump, sirloin, top, or chuck)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Worcestershire sauce to rub down


  • Preheat your pellet smoker to around 215°F.
  • Start by mixing the salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic, and onion powders together.
  • Give the roast a good rub down with Worcestershire sauce, and then apply the spice rub.
  • Cook it in a smoker at around 215°F for 4 to 6 hours. The roast is ready to come out when its internal temperature is between 145°F to 155°F. 
  • Before slicing, let the roast rest for 20 minutes, covered with foil. 
  • To help brighten up the beef’s flavors, sprinkle a little salt on the slices. 
  • Serve and enjoy.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked

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  1. My ZGrill doesn’t have a 215 degree setting. Should I smoke the roast at 180 or 225?

    1. z grills Author says:

      225 is fine.

      1. Huston Weir says:

        I did mine yesterday on 225 until the chuck roast probed at 90 and then finished at the 180!

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