NEVER Cook this Beef on a BBQ

NEVER Cook this Beef on a BBQ
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So, I decided to try and cook something a bit different on my Kamado Bono Picnic. And, it was not a success….so, my advice is to NEVER Cook this piece of Beef on a BBQ!

I’d eaten this particular cut of beef, Eye of Round, several times before. It’s a piece of beef which is typically served for Sunday roast having been cooked in an oven. The eye of round is a cheap cut of beef. It comes from the rear leg of the cow and it’s a very muscular piece of meat. So muscular in fact that it has little of no fat or marbling. Because of how lean it is, I wasn’t sure if this cook would work. Despite my concerns I decided to give it a go.


A Piece of Eye of Round on the Kamado Bono Picnic
A Piece of Eye of Round on the Kamado Bono Picnic


When I cook beef dishes, I keep my rub simple and use just two ingredients: sea salt and freshly cracked pepper. My thinking is that this simple rub allows the flavour of the beef to shine through.

  • 50% sea salt
  • 50% freshly cracked pepper



  • Season the eye of round with rub and rest in the fridge for an hour
  • Fill your kamado with charcoal, light it and aim for a temperature of 120 °C (250 °F )
  • Configure the kamado with the deflector plate installed under the grill grate for indirect cooking
  • Place the beef on the grill, turning occasionally, until it reaches an internal temp of 50°C (125 °F )
  • At 50°C (125 °F ), remove it from the grill and wrap in foil for a few minutes
  • Take it off the grill, cover with tin foil and allow it to rest for a few minutes (1 min per 100g)
  • Don’t forget to close the top and bottom vents afterwards to save your charcoal

Top tip: Use a digital thermometer to test that the beef is cooked to your liking. Stick the probe deep into the centre of the cut.


The Result

I don’t want to say that this was a disaster but…this was very disappointing!
>When I cut into it, I saw a beautiful smoke ring. So my first impression was very positive. It was cooked very well, but taste is everything. It was flavoursome but extremely dry. The lack of fat or marbling resulted in a dry piece of eye of round.
So my advice is to learn from my lesson and NEVER cook this beef on a BBQ!


Beautiful Smoke Ring on this piece of Eye of Round
The Beautiful Smoke Ring on the Eye of Round


DO YOU HAVE a better Method of COOKING Eye of Round?

I ‘d love to hear about it. Put it in the comments section or email it to me. I’ll try it and let you know how it goes!