Smoked Picanha

This infamous cut can be smoked too!

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Topped with chimichurri.

Topped with chimichurri.

Ever heard of smoked picanha?

Picanha is one of my favorite cuts to cook over fire. Not only is it delicious, but it is unlike any other piece of meat on the cow. The fat cap on the outside of the meat really help it to stand out from the rest of the pack. If you want to know more about the specific cut then check out my in-depth article!

Most people grill this beef over fire or on skewers. When I got some picanha from Hippie Cow Beef, I decided to do something different. One of my good Argentinian friends told me that his favorite way to cook it is by smoking it. This allow the fat cap to marinate into the meat while cooking. You get such intense flavors, especially when you have high quality beef like Hippie Cow Beef. All in all, this is an amazing recipe that is perfect for the holidays or Saturday night dinner!

More about Hippie Cow Beef

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RELATED ARTICLE: Grilled Picanha Recipe

Juicy and delicious.

Juicy and delicious.

Cooking Details

Yields: 2-4 Serving
Cook: 120 minutes
Prep: 10 minutes

Equipment: Hippie Cow Beef Picanha, Cutting board, knife, charcoal and tongs.


Smoked Picanha Ingredients

- 1 Hippie Cow Beef Picanha (or Sirloin Cap)

- 2 tbsp of Sea salt

- Olive Oil


1. Build a medium-high heat fire for indirect grilling in a smoker of covered grill.

2. Score fat cap of picanha and lather with olive oil. Season with sea salt all over.

3. Add steak to indirect grill, fat cap side down, and smoke at a low temperature (250F) for just under 2 hours. After about 45 minutes, flip picanha so fat side is up. Cook until you reach your desired internal temperature (i.e. Medium Rare will be around 118F).

4. Pull steak off smoker, let rest for 15-20 minutes, slice, add more salt if desired and serve. Top with chimichurri for more flavor!

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