Karina Jones is a real-life ranch wife in the Nebraska Sandhills and one of the most highly sought-after speakers in the cattle industry nationwide!
A mom’s job is to make sure her family is fed, so what is my family eating while I am gone? I’ve got a recipe for you, today on Ranch Raised.
Even though I am away from home on a work trip, my family still has to eat. Praise the lord I have a husband who can handle juggling 4 kids ages 10 months to 15 years old. This week was no walk in the park, even if I was home, as the middle two started back to school, the baby is teething and walking, and the oldest wants to haul to a cattle show this weekend where it will only be 102 degrees.
So the least I could do was make sure they were going to eat.
I smoked a sirloin tip roast but I am looking forward to trying other boneless roasts in my freezer like the Pike’s Peak or tri-tip.
I seasoned the roast generously with Rick’s Seasoning Salt of course, but you use your favorite rub or blend. I placed it on the smoker at 250 degrees. This was a 3-4 pound roast so it took around 4 hours to reach an internal temp of 160 degrees and it was PERFECT! I am looking forward to putting a couple of roasts on the smoker at a time, then slicing to use in place of lunch meat. In fact, my girls have already requested I use this sliced, smoked roast beef for their sack lunches this week for their field trips.
I also like the idea of cubing some of the smoked meat up to throw in hashbrowns for a hearty breakfast. And how about smoked beef salad sandwiches! YUM!
Karina ranches with her husband, Marty, and 4 children near Broken Bow, NE. She grew up in western NE, with roots also in southwest SD. The cattle industry and raising kids is her passion.
Watching the cattle industry go the path that it has gone, she could no longer sit quietly at home checking cows, fixing fence, and doing all the everyday tasks wondering when some else was going to make it all better. As she became more active and outspoken on industry issues, she was asked to join the R-CALF USA staff in September 2020 as the Checkoff Petition Campaign manager. That position transcended into her current role as full time Field Director for R-CALF USA.
You can hear her almost every Friday on Your Ag Network’s Hot Barn Report, where she deep dives into cattle industry issues and industry reforms. Listen to Ranch Raised on a Your Ag Network hometown station or www.youragnetwork.com where she talks about her daily life on the Jones Ranch.
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