Smoked Roast Beef

We love great roast beef sandwiches, which seem harder and harder to find by the day. We also love slow-cooked, beef roasts with a deep smoky flavor.

Smoking a beef roast over low heat produces delicious flavors and a roast with a soft, juicy texture that melts in your mouth. This recipe makes a smoked roast beef that is incredible on sandwiches and a great main dish.

We like to smoke a roast on weekends so that we can have tender, delicious sandwiches all week long. Just slice the roast really thin whenever you want a sandwich and heat it up while you toast the bun.

This smoked roast beef goes great with our White Cheddar and Horseradish Mashed Potatoes and Creamy Mac and Cheese recipes.

Smoked Roast Beef

Smoked Roast Beef

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


  • 3 lb beef rump roast
  • 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


  • Start by mixing the salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic and onion powders together.
  • Give the roast a good rub down with Worcestershire sauce before adding the spice mixture. The Worcestershire sauce helps the spices adhere to the roast and adds flavor.
  • There are a couple of ways you can smoke the roast, depending on how much time you have. For the best results cook it in a smoker at around 200℉ for 5 to 6 hours. The roast is ready to come out when it's internal temperature is between 145 to 150 degrees.
  • Let the roast rest for 20 minutes, covered with foil, before slicing. Sprinkle a little salt on the slices before serving to bring out all the flavors.


This basic recipe will work well for almost any beef roast.  If you don't have all day, you can smoke the roast between 220℉  and 250℉  for 4 hours and still have a delicious roast; it just won't be as tender as the one cooked at a lower temperature.
We like to use Hickory or Oak when smoking roast beef. Also, an easy way to make smoking easier is to get a wireless thermometer.
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Nutrition Facts
Smoked Roast Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 574mg 24%
Potassium 575mg 16%
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 20.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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