How To Cook Smoked Cross Rib Roast?

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The smoked cross-rib roast is a great way to enjoy tender and succulent meat cooked in your own backyard over an open fire. The recipe itself is simple, and only involves 3 ingredients: the smoked cross-rib roast, salt, and pepper.

You can also add a little oil if you desire. In order to cook the smoked cross-rib roast, you need to have a fire going and wait until the coals are hot enough before placing them inside. It should cook for around 60 minutes or so if the fire is at medium level heat, but keep an eye on it in order to make sure that it does not get overcooked.


  • 1 smoked cross rib roast
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 375° F.

2. Rub the smoked cross rib roast with olive oil and season generously with sea salt and black pepper.

3. Place the roast in a baking dish and roast for 30-40 minutes, or until the meat is cooked to your desired level of doneness.

4. Serve immediately, sliced or whole, with your favorite side dishes.

What’s Cross-Rib Roast?

Cross-rib roast is a type of meat that comes from the rib section. It’s known for having a good flavor and being very tender. This makes it ideal for slicing for sandwiches or grilling whole.

Some people refer to cross-rib roast as shoulder clod, but they are actually two different cuts of meat. A shoulder clod is smaller and more tender, while the cross-rib roast comes from a larger animal.

If you’re planning to roast your cross-rib roast in the oven, it’s best to cut some slits into the meat so that it cooks evenly. You can also cover the roast with aluminum foil until it’s almost done cooking, which will help to keep it moist.

When it’s finished cooking, let the roast rest for a few minutes before slicing into it. This will help to keep all of the juices in the meat.

How to Smoke Cross-Rib Roast

While this roast can take some time, it is well worth the effort.

  1. Season this delicious roast with Hey Grill Hey Beef Rub.
  2. Heat your preferred smoker to 265°F. Cover the roast with the lid and let it smoke for at least 160 degrees F.
  3. Then add the roast. Cover it with aluminum foil and return it to the smoker.
  4. Rough the roast and serve.

How Long Do You Need to Smoke a Cross Rib Roast?

Slow, slow-cooking is the best method to prepare this roast. It should take approximately 6-7 hours to cook.

Grill the meat for four hours until it reaches 160°F. Wrap beef in foil for two to three hours.

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Like all smoked meats, Time is just as important as temperature. Keep track of how long it takes to cook.

Here are Some Other Smoked Roast Recipes

Hosting a big party? Here are our top smoked beef roast recipes from Hey Grill Hey.

  1. Round Smoked Eye
  2. Garlic Studded Smoked Rump roast
  3. Smoked Beef Chuck Roast

Preheat Oven To 375°F

In order to do this, you will need to preheat the oven first. Preheating is a very important step when cooking because it ensures that your food cooks evenly and thoroughly all over. To preheat the oven, set it to 375°F on your oven dial. While the oven heats up, you can prepare your ingredients.

First, place the chopped onions and garlic into a large bowl. If you like your food to be very spicy, you can also add in some diced jalapeno peppers or chili peppers as well.

Mix these ingredients together well until they are evenly distributed within the bowl. Then, stir in the ground beef, along with the salt, black pepper, and chili powder. Mix everything together until the beef is fully coated with the spices.

Once the oven has reached 375°F, it is time to begin cooking your food. Take a large baking dish and spread the beef mixture evenly across the bottom. Then, top the beef with a layer of cheese slices.

Place Roast In A Roasting Pan And Season With Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, And Onion Powder

To place the roast in a roasting pan, first, preheat your oven to 350°F. Then, carefully lift your seasoned roast and place it in the center of the roasting pan.

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Season the meat with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste as you would with any other type of meat. Be sure not to overseason the meat, as the flavors will intensify while it roasts.

Now, insert the roasting pan into your preheated oven and roast the meat for 1 hour and 15 minutes. To check on the doneness of your roast, use a meat thermometer to test one of its larger sections. The interior temperature should be 145°F.

Once the roast has reached the proper internal temperature, remove it from the oven and allow it to rest for 3-5 minutes before carving. This will help to seal the juices and keep the meat moist and flavorful.

Add 1/2 Cup Of Water To The Bottom Of The Pan

Do not add water to the pan before cooking as this will cause the chicken to steam instead of roast. Steam chicken is dry, tough, and not very pleasant to eat. Water added during the cooking process will also create a wetter, more moist environment, which is ideal for roasting.

Adding water to the bottom of the pan is a crucial step in cooking the perfect roast chicken. By adding water to the bottom of the pan, you create a moist environment that allows for even browning and crispy skin on your chicken.

The water also helps to evenly distribute heat throughout the roasting pan, ensuring that every part of your chicken cooks through evenly and thoroughly.

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