Rotisserie Roast Beef

The last time I put an eye of round roast on the rotisserie it turned out pretty good but there were quite a few things I wanted to do differently.  This time I did things up right and the results were fantastic!

Here is a much improved version of rotisserie roast beef grilled on a Weber Genesis!  Rotisserie Roast Beef

I started by trimming the fat from a four pound eye of round roast and injecting it with the following:

  • 1 Tbls Beef Base (instant bouillon)
  • 1 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbls vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water

Beef InjectionIt takes a few minutes to get the beef injected all the way around but the difference it makes is worth the effort.I let the roast rest overnight so the injection had time to distribute evenly through the beef

The next day I painted the roast with a little yellow mustard and coated with a standard beef rub; equal parts black pepper, seasoned salt, granulated garlic, granulated onion.

Beef Rub for Round Roast

Slide the roast onto the rotisserie spit, insert the forks the best you can and truss it with four pieces of butchers twine.  This will really help the roast keep its shape and cook evenly.  Here is what mine looked like when it was ready for the grill.

Round Roast on a Weber Genesis RotisserieI removed a Flavorizer bar and threw a chunk of hickory over the back burner for a little smoke flavor.

The back burner was set to High and the front two burners were off.  I let the beef roast spin for two hours until it hit an internal temperature of 141F.

Roast beef after two hoursI let the roast beef rest on the spit for an hour before I took out the forks, etc.  You don’t really need to wait that long; 15-20 minutes should be fine.


Resting Rotisserie Round Roast


The best way to get tender roast beef from an eye of round is to slice it super thin.  It is much easier to thinly slice the beef when it is cool so I actually let this guy chill in the refrigerator for a few hours before slicing.

Sliced Roast Beef

It took a while to make this rotisserie roast beef but the end result was absolutely worth the effort!  You can serve this up on some toasted buns with a little horseradish cream sauce and folks will love it!


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