Easy Barbecue-Basted Roast Beef

This simple roast beef recipe is perfect served with potato salad and grilled corn. Baste with a barbecue sauce accented with mustard and vinegar for a nice sheen that develops slowly as the roast cooks in the barbecue by indirect heat.
Yield 6 Servings Prep. Time 10 min Cooking Time 60 min Total Time 70 min


Here are the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb (1 kg) Beef Sirloin Tip Oven Roast
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Montreal-style steak spice
  • ⅓ cup (75 mL) barbecue sauce (approx)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) cider vinegar

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Follow these cooking methods/directions:

  1. Pat roast dry with paper towel. Rub roast all over with oil and sprinkle evenly with steak spice. Combine barbecue sauce, mustard and vinegar in a small bowl; set aside for basting.

  2. Fill drip pan part way with water and place under grill (off to one side). Preheat barbecue to medium-high (400°F/200°C).

  3. Insert oven-safe meat thermometer into centre of roast. Place roast on grill over drip pan; turn off burner under drip pan. Close lid and cook, basting with reserved barbecue sauce mixture every 20 minutes, for about 1 to 1¼ hours for medium-rare, removing from grill when 5°F (3°C) below desired finished temperature (145°F/63°C for medium-rare, or 160°F/71°C for medium, or 170°F/77°C for well-done).

  4. Transfer roast to a cutting board, cover with foil and let rest for 15 minutes.

  5. Carve roast across the grain into thin slices. Serve with additional barbecue sauce if desired.