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Insane 5-Star Stuffed Tater W/Chuck Roast (W / Pics)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tx smoker, May 15, 2019.

  1. tx smoker

    tx smoker Smoking Fanatic

    Weather was pretty nasty last Saturday so I made a run into town to load up on meat. One of the things I got was a 9# Prime Chuck Roast that I had the butcher cut for me. Most of this was ground up and pressed into our gourmet burgers, which are about my wife's favorite thing in the world that comes off the grill. I had a 3# piece of the roast left and knew I was gonna do something with it the next day but had no idea what it'd be. I took it out and cold smoked it for about 3 1/2 hours with hickory pellets in the AMNPS then into a zip lock bag where it sat in the fridge overnight. Next day dawned sunny and beautiful so I knew we'd be working in the yard all day and I started dinner with the Chuck Roast in the slow cooker. Here's what went into the pot to cook:

    3# Chuck Roast
    1 jar Heinz Savory Beef Gravy
    12 oz. Beef Broth
    2 t Beef Bouillon (granular)
    2 t Black Pepper
    1 1/2 t Garlic Powder
    2 T Minced Onion (dried)

    Set the temp on high just to get it heated up then dropped to low to finish cooking. Total cook time was about 9 hours and it was fall-apart tender. My intention was to serve the roast in chunks with homemade garlic mashed potatoes & gravy from the pot and fresh steamed green beans. Later that afternoon we were lounging out poolside having a cold adult libation and I explained my plan to the wife. She took pity on my wretched soul and recommended an easier way by just doing stuffed baked taters with shredded Chuck Roast. Seemed viable to me but I wanted a fresh veggie element with dinner. This is where I may have exceeded the legal limit for stupid and decided to saute some fresh spinach to top the tater with. Well...turned out to be a really good idea. Here's what I conjured up:

    Chuck roast all done in the slow cooker soaking in some amazingly succulent gravy

    Roast all shredded up

    Spinach sauteing in butter and fresh garlic
    Tater all cooked, the "meat" of it chopped up, and a large dollop of butter

    Top the tater with shredded Chuck Roast
    Add a couple ladle fulls of the gravy from the pot
    Spinach next 052.jpg

    Money Shot after a good sprinkle of gourmet grated Parmesan cheese

    At this point you can barely tell that there's a tater under all that yummy stuff but I promise, there is one :emoji_wink: This actually came out WAY better than I had ever anticipated it would. All of the flavors came together beautifully and the gravy totally set it over the top. There are a couple tubs of the shredded roast left in the freezer and the wife has laid down the law that we (meaning me) will be making these again. That's a high honor and stuff like this is what keeps the purse strings open to finance my culinary addiction:emoji_blush:

    Is there really a legal limit for stupid?
  2. JC in GB

    JC in GB Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. Nice work.
  3. Winterrider

    Winterrider Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I think you done yourself proud and in great standings with the Mrs. :emoji_wink:
  4. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man that looks good, Robert. A roast beef dinner, complete with potato and gravy. Nice job.
  5. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome looking meal and plate there guy.

  6. Inscrutable

    Inscrutable Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Unfortunately no ... watching the news it would appear a fairly large legal minimum ... but you’d be safe anyway. Nice one disher.
  7. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It doesn't get any better than that Robert!
    Awesome job & congrats on making the carousel!!!
  8. tx smoker

    tx smoker Smoking Fanatic

    "It doesn't get any better than that Robert!
    Awesome job & congrats on making the carousel!!!

    Whoa Al!! Thanks so much. I'd have never anticipated a carousel ride with something as simple as a baked tater...although it was about the most creative tater I've done as well as the best tasting. Honored and humbled once gain.