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Post Sat Jun 19, 2004 11:44 pm
AndyC medium-rare
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Location: Oshkosh, WI

Anyone ever heard of a spoon roast? I have been seeing all these rave posts about tri tips and figured I would give one a try. Went to the grocery store today and the butcher said the closest thing they have is this spoon roast. He says its part of the tri tip.

I plan on smoking this Sunday so I'll post back with the results. Most folk around these parts just put it in the crock pot low and slow so I bet it should translate out well to the smoker.

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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:50 am
BBcue-Z well done
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Location: Atlanta-GA
“Spoon roast” is a term that refers to the recipe or the method of cooking and not the cut of meat. For example, there are many different cuts of meat that are labeled “pot roast” and “London Broil”. The label of these cuts referring to the method they’re cooked i.e. pot roast is cooked in a pot (braised) and the London Broil is broiled under intense heat.
Spoon roast is usually braised (cooked slow in a liquid as you mentioned). The roast could come from a variety of cuts, such as Top sirloin, bottom sirloin, or even the round area. Since the butcher told you that this cut of meat contains a piece of the Tri-Tip, there is only one place it could have came from, and that’s the bottom sirloin. If you can’t find Tri-Tip roast next time, ask for bottom sirloin roast or Sirloin Tip roast. The Sirloin Tip roast is the closest thing to the Tri-Tip. They both contain pieces of each other’s and they’re cooked the same way.
Here is a link for cooking instructions:
http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/tritip1.html
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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 1:33 pm
AndyC medium-rare
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Location: Oshkosh, WI

That may be true but if I ask for a spoon roast from any grocery store or butcher shop around here I always get the same cut, a modified tri tip. You won't see a chuck or blade roast labeled as a spoon roast. I had never heard of "spoon roast" before moving here so I had thought the same thing.

Any way its on the ol smoker now along with a few racks of ribs.

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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:58 pm
BBcue-Z well done
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Location: Atlanta-GA
I did mention that Spoon roast comes from the sirloin region (top or bottom) or round (which is connected to the sirloin). Chuck meat comes from an entire different region of the steer (the shoulder area). Sirloin and round on the other hand, come from the rear part of the steer. Here is a link to a spoon roast coming from Top sirloin: http://www.nelastore.com/noname1.html
Remember Tri-Tip comes from bottom sirloin, so they’re not always related.
Anyway, it looks like a great feast. Let us know how it turns out.
Enjoy!
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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:42 pm
AndyC medium-rare
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Location: Oshkosh, WI

Well what ever you call this , it turned out very well! My dog even liked it. :lol: It was very tender and tasty.


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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:05 pm
BBcue-Z well done
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Location: Atlanta-GA
AndyC,
That looks soooo good. I don’t think the name matters so much when you get excellent results like that. What temp did you cook it at?
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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:20 pm
AndyC medium-rare
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Location: Oshkosh, WI

200 - 225 for about 3.5 hours till it reached an internal temp of 140. I used oak and mesquite for the fuel. The ribs are still smoking and its a mighty fine day today!

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Post Sun Jun 20, 2004 11:46 pm
spfranz well done
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Looks like you got a nice smoke ring on it Andy. Nicely done!

Scott
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Post Mon Jun 21, 2004 8:16 am
Grand Scale BBQ Deputy
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Location: York, PA
Andy- That looks like a great meal. Fantastic smoke ring! And I LOVE the Pic of your pooch!! I'm a dog nut, that made my day!
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Post Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:17 pm
AndyC medium-rare
medium-rare

Posts: 87
Location: Oshkosh, WI

Grand Scale wrote:
And I LOVE the Pic of your pooch!! I'm a dog nut, that made my day!


Thanks, I laughed my butt off when I was looking over my pics, I did'nt notice it right away.
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Post Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:33 am
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Man, that's a good looking smoke ring! (Pooch is hilarious as well- that's what I look like with good BBQ.

I see your smoker in the background of the last pic. What make and model is it?

Post Wed Jun 23, 2004 8:42 am
AndyC medium-rare
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Posts: 87
Location: Oshkosh, WI

Thanks! Its a New Braunfels, Black Diamond. You can see more pictutes of it here in my thread about restoring it.

http://barbecuebible.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=779
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