This is a whole bunch more fun than garbage pizza..
I went to the market to buy ingredients for either smoked meat loaf or smoked chuck roast. I ended up buying enough for two of each. I figure I can make one of each right and the next ones better.
Once I settled down a bit I decided to try the first chuck roast first. So here it goes. The process began at 2pm (about 4 hours ago) and continues.
First of off I purchased two chuck roasts about the same size. Not too big and not too small. I settled on the bottom one because I liked the marble the best.
Then I got my ingredients together. The produce manager sold me a whole bunch of Romaine tomatos for $1.49, then there was garlic powder, chopped garlic, yellow onion, diced peppers, the meat and sliced pig jowls to keep things moist.
Before I could make it pretty, the thing growled at me, so I beat it with an available pan on both sides and never heard another whimper. Truth be know, it could have been my own stomach growling or my son's. We were that hungry.
Decided to sear it on the bottom side, hoping to retain more mosture.
I didn't sear the sides of the roast. Probably should have, but I'll know later.
So. Here is my bare bones chuck roast ready to make into a Garbage Chuckie.
I made slits and inserted garlic.
Added sliced Romaine Tomatos
Alternated the Romain Tomatoes with peppers. I didn't have hot peppers in the fridge. These are a sweeter variety.
Kept building and added sliced onions.
Topped with onions, it's time to add the moisture. This is a case where normal bacon would dry out too soon. Pig Jowls (Yikes!). I never thought in my lifetime I would be shopping for Pig Jowls.
Finishing up . . . you can never have enough fixins on a garbage chuckie. This would have been a good time to add my rub, but I was so raptured by the moment, all other ingredients and rules failed me.
Money shots in a couple hours. I'm still waiting for 10 more degrees of internal temperature. I'll take a shot just prior to wrapping.
Good smoking everyone. Hope I didn't overload with pics.