Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I needed to conquer what promised to be an especially tough bottom round roast from a steer who lived his life chomping only grass & clambering up & down mountainous terrain. The overnight marination along bringing roast up to room temp before grilling did the trick. We like our beef rare, especially for leftovers to be used in sandwiches & salads, hence internal temp of just barely to 140 degrees F. You need to check on your roast frequently after initial 30 -40 minutes to reach but not exceed internal temp you prefer (140 - rare, 160 - medium (barely pink inside)). Serve with Potato Gorgonzola Gratin & green salad with balsamic dressing & balsamic marinated onions. Yum, yum, yum. Try to choose a roast that has a shell or rind of fat on one side - it'll rest longest on that side on the grill & not dry out the meat. *Cooking time probably too long but does NOT include long marinade.


  1. Mix beer, peppers, mustard, horseradish, thyme, garlic, bay leaves & nutmeg in plastic freezer bag.
  2. Make several slashes through fat shell of roast.
  3. Place roast in bag with marinade, express as much air as possible before sealing & refrigerate 12 - 24 hours.
  4. On the day you plan to cook, let roast in marinade bag come to room temperature.
  5. Preheat gas grill to 450°F.
  6. Remove roast from grill & place on plate fat shell up. Salt generously on fat side with Kosher salt.
  7. Place on grill fat side down. Turn down heat to 350°F Let sear 5 minutes. Then turn roast & sear other sides - 5 minutes apiece. Keep lid down when not turning.
  8. Decrease fire to 325°F & cook approximately 12 minutes a pound, periodically lifting lid to turn & test with meat thermometer until desired doneness reached.
  9. Remove from grill, let rest 15 - 25 minutes, slice thin & serve. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

This turned out beautifully! I didn't decide to make it until the morning of, so instead of marinating overnight I injected the seasonings directly into the meat and let sit in the fridge for about 6 hours before bringing to room temperature. Definitely did the trick! I served it with a cobb salad, baked mac and cheese, and corn on the cobb.

Jezytaylo July 05, 2013

Awesome recipe! I bought this type of roast not knowing anything about the cut and found this recipe, thank god! I added a little balsamic vinegar to the marinade just for a little added flavor. I used a Black and Tan Yuengling. It came out great! We cooked it a little less than the 12 minutes per lb and took it off a little early because we were worried about overcooking. Still great! I served it with baked potato, garden fresh salad and green beans. It's a good roast for when people have differing tastes in doneness because you can always serve them an end cut. Thanks Again!!

j.jacobs85 July 20, 2009