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Smoked Chuck for French Dip

post #1 of 16
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So I decided to smoke a 4.5lb Chuck roast that was in the freezer with the intention of making a smokey French Dip sandwich.

Rubbed with thick Wooster sauce and SPOG:


AMNTS with Oak pellets, had trouble with getting a consistent smoke so I also used Hickory chunks in the gasser:


Vegetables ready for the smoker. Followed JJ's Smokey Au Jus recipe very closely! Very yummy!!

Veggies were placed under the meat:


The Chuck was at an IT of 175 when darkness set in. I placed the Chuck in a disposable pan with some beef broth and a few splashes of Wooster sauce.


Since the meat was foiled, I transferred to my oven and heated until my IT was 205F.

Here's the Au Jus before straining. I couldn't stop drinking it.LOL! I probably would start an IV drip with this if I could. Veggies were strained and saved for leftovers....ate them as a side dish.


The shredded Chuck:


Once the meat was shredded, I took toasted rolls and topped with smoked cheddar. These were then placed under the broiler to melt the cheese. Once they were done, I added the meat to make the rest of the sandwich and then served with a side of smokey Au Jus for dipping.



Man, was this good! I ate these for two days. The drippings from the foil pan were saved and de-fatted and then mixed back in the second day for leftovers. The next day's sandwiches were even more delicious and smokey!

Thanks for looking...
post #2 of 16

Yeah man, sure looks good. I love french dip sandwich. CF

post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by Xray View Post

So I decided to smoke a 4.5lb Chuck roast that was in the freezer with the intention of making a smokey French Dip sandwich.

Rubbed with thick Wooster sauce and SPOG:


AMNTS with Oak pellets, had trouble with getting a consistent smoke so I also used Hickory chunks in the gasser:


Vegetables ready for the smoker. Followed JJ's Smokey Au Jus recipe very closely! Very yummy!!

Veggies were placed under the meat:


The Chuck was at an IT of 175 when darkness set in. I placed the Chuck in a disposable pan with some beef broth and a few splashes of Wooster sauce.


Since the meat was foiled, I transferred to my oven and heated until my IT was 205F.

Here's the Au Jus before straining. I couldn't stop drinking it.LOL! I probably would start an IV drip with this if I could. Veggies were strained and saved for leftovers....ate them as a side dish.


The shredded Chuck:


Once the meat was shredded, I took toasted rolls and topped with smoked cheddar. These were then placed under the broiler to melt the cheese. Once they were done, I added the meat to make the rest of the sandwich and then served with a side of smokey Au Jus for dipping.



Man, was this good! I ate these for two days. The drippings from the foil pan were saved and de-fatted and then mixed back in the second day for leftovers. The next day's sandwiches were even more delicious and smokey!

Thanks for looking...


OGawd, does that look fore ever good..I will haveto put that on my to do list. It sure looks nice. POINTS:points:

post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by chilefarmer View Post

Yeah man, sure looks good. I love french dip sandwich. CF

Thank you...Good stuff!
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Originally Posted by Hoity Toit View Post


OGawd, does that look fore ever good..I will haveto put that on my to do list. It sure looks nice. POINTS:points:

Thanks for the points! I'd like to do some more in the future and vac seal to use in future dishes: beef tacos, sandwiches, chili etc..
post #5 of 16

Outstanding job. That all looks great and glad you like the Au Jus...JJ  More :points: 

post #6 of 16

Nice job, this is one of my favorite dishes. Points for smokey au jus!

post #7 of 16
Looks tasty! Nice smoke! French dips sandwees are a fav in our house!
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Chef JimmyJ View Post

Outstanding job. That all looks great and glad you like the Au Jus...JJ  More points.gif  

Thank you for the points. I didn't have any wine on hand so I added another cup of broth plus a few foil drippings instead. I am a big fan of wine reduction sauces/glazes and I could only imagine how much more great it would've been. You should of seen the glare my wife was giving me as I kept spooning more into a cup to drink, lol...
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Originally Posted by DukeBurger View Post

Nice job, this is one of my favorite dishes. Points for smokey au jus!

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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post

Looks tasty! Nice smoke! French dips sandwees are a fav in our house!

Thanks guys, there are definitely a favorite around here, although I'm the first to admit I've ordered more from a restaurant than I've made biggrin.gif It just kills me when they don't toast the rolls to stand up to all that Au jus.
post #9 of 16

Looks absolutely delicious!!

post #10 of 16
Looks great,I'd love to smoke a chuckie but Tri tip is cheaper!biggrin.gif
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

Looks absolutely delicious!!

Thank you Al, you've been a great read here in my short time on SMF, glad you're back!
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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

Looks great,I'd love to smoke a chuckie but Tri tip is cheaper!biggrin.gif

Thank you. I'd love to smoke a Tri tip but they're scarce in PA.
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

Looks great,I'd love to smoke a chuckie but Tri tip is cheaper!biggrin.gif

 

I'd love to see that. Lived in both PA and NJ and still have not seen a Tri Tip in the local grocery.I ordered one and it was $2.50 per pound more than Chuck...JJ

post #13 of 16

The food looks delicious. The qview is great. The post is interesting. Otherwise this is only OK.

 

Points for a great sandwich.

 

Disco

post #14 of 16

Looks good to me, made me hungry glad it is lunch time.Thanks for sharing

Richie

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post #15 of 16

Nice Job Xray!!Thumbs Up

 

Looks mighty Tasty!!:drool-------------:points:

 

I love pulled Beef, and I haven't done any for awhile!!

 

 

Bear

post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by Disco View Post

The food looks delicious. The qview is great. The post is interesting. Otherwise this is only OK.

Points for a great sandwich.

Disco

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Originally Posted by tropics View Post

Looks good to me, made me hungry glad it is lunch time.Thanks for sharing
Richie
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post

Nice Job Xray!!icon14.gif

Looks mighty Tasty!!drool.gif
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I love pulled Beef, and I haven't done any for awhile!!


Bear

Thanks for the points guys!! Speaking of lunchtime, I could go for a nice hot sandwich on this cold day....sure would beat the heck out of my turkey wrap.
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