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Smoked Chuck Pot Roast

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by Rmartinez2, May 9, 2019.

  1. Rmartinez2

    Rmartinez2 Fire Starter

    Hello Friends,

    Yesterday I tried something a little different. I saw a pretty inexpensive chuck roast at the store and was planning to slice it but then wondered "would a smoked pot roast taste good?" I'm sure its been done multiple times but mind you this was an original thought in my world. Here we go...

    I decided to smoke the roast until it hit an IT of 160*. I simply used the Bit Boss competition blend (grey bag). I took a few sticks of celery and laid them on a resting rack. I then sliced some white onion and laid those over the celery with the Chuck going on top of that. I laid a few slices of onion on top of the roast.

    In terms of seasoning, I generously covered the roast with Kosher salt the night before and let it dry brine in the fridge until it was time to throw it in the cooker. At the time of placing it over the veggies I did a lighter coating of pepper and garlic.


    It hit the 160* mark at around 3.5 hours going 250*. When I pulled it here's where we were at.

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    At this point. I took a disposable baking pan and filled it with 32 oz of beef broth, 10 oz of red wine, and 32 oz of water. I had warmed this mixture on the stove in a pot for a bit as I feared throwing the roast into that much colder bath.

    Now I have to apologize as I did not take any pictures of the roast in that bath. However I covered it up tightly with foil and back on the grill it went. I let it go for about an hour and at the hour mark I pulled it to add the veggies.

    I'm not certain what all is supposed to go into a pot roast but heres what i went with. Corn, golden potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic.

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    I let that go for about 2 hours and started checking tenderness at that point. I hit about 201* when I felt little resistance in the chuck throughout. At this point I pulled it and uncovered it to let it sit. I did so for about an hour.


    I removed it from the broth along with the veggies to help them cool as it was late and I wanted to be able to store it. I let it cool down after pulling it apart some, for about another hour then covered it tightly and in the fridge it went. The broth I also cooled off and stored in a separate container.

    This will be dinner tonight.

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    This was the first roast I've ever done and I thought it turned out well. The flavor was very good and the veggies came out perfect by not adding them from the start and waiting closer to the end of the cook to add them. I really liked the smoke flavor the meat was able to absorb. If I would have done something different I would have for sure done this on a day where I had more time as I finished so late everyone was in bed already.

    Happy Grilling! Hope you enjoyed.
  2. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome meal tonight for sure. Like your planning.

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  3. smokerjim

    smokerjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looks awesome, as to what goes with pot roast, anything you like, it looks like you covered everything. I think I would get out of bed for a plate of that.
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  4. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Looks great! I love smoked pulled chuck roast. You got a great supper coming your way tonight!
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  5. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rmartinez2 Thanks for the like it is greatly appreciated.

  6. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Nice looking meal and write-up. Good Job...

    Point for sure
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  7. SmokinAl

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

    That is a fantastic looking meal!
    Nicely done!
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  8. Lookn4u

    Lookn4u Meat Mopper

    That looks really good!
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