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Make perfectly smoked chuck roast EVERY SINGLE TIME. This recipe has been on repeat in our home for well over 2 years and it’s one you’re sure to love as well. It’s simple, effective and it has always delivered.Jump to Recipe
Smoked Chuck Roast
Welcome back to another delicious smoky recipe. Chuck Roast and Chuck Steak are our top 2 favorite cuts to do a long smoke on. We are finally sharing our smoked chuck roast recipe that we make a litttttlllleeee too often. But seriously, once you taste it, you’ll get it.
Some refer to smoked chuck steak as poor mans smoked brisket or poor mans brisket. Why? Simply because you can buy chuck roast in smaller portions than a brisket. This makes it more affordable while giving you that same smoky, tender meat. You can smoke this chuck roast on your Pit Boss Pellet Grill like we do or use any other smoker you may have. No matter what, you’re going to get an amazing cut of meat as long as you follow this recipe step by step.
Okay let’s get right to it. My mouth is already watering looking at the photos of the smoked chuck roast we made this past weekend to celebrate Fathers Day. Keep scrolling for all the details for a perfectly smoked chuck roast.
How To Make Smoked Chuck Roast
Alright, here it is! Your new favorite recipe for smoked chuck roast. Enjoy!
Ingredients & Equipment
The equipment you’ll need is a smoker or pellet grill (we LOVE our Pit Boss Pellet Grill), meat thermometers, dish towels, a small cooler (big enough to fit your slab of chuck roast), aluminum foil and a second set of hands (no required but helpful).
Fire up that smoker! Whether your using a Pit Boss Pellet Grill or any other time of smoker turn it on and set the temperature to 250 degrees.
Now it’s time to prepare your meat. Cover your chuck roast in a thin layer of yellow mustard making sure to get all sides. This is where the second set of hands comes in handy (get it?)… sprinkle salt on all sides of your chuck roast, rubbing to make sure the seasoning is even. Next, apply a liberal amount of coarse ground pepper to your chuck roast. This is what really sets this smoked chuck roast recipe apart.
Once your meat is seasoned, place the meat probe inside and then place the roast inside the smoker and let it cook for ~4 to 5 hours or until the meat reaches 165 degrees. Once the roast comes to temp, remove from the smoker, place 2 tablespoons of butter on top and double wrap in aluminum foil (be sure to leave the probe in the meat). Place back on the smoker for about 1 hour or until the temperature reaches 205 degrees.
Now that your meat is at 205, remove it from the smoker, wrap in 2 kitchen towels around the foil and place inside a cooler to let it rest for a minimum of 1 hour. We typically let it rest between 1 to 3 hours depending on what time our roast is finished cooking.
Slice, serve and enjoy your PERFECTLY SMOKED CHUCK STEAK!
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Perfectly Smoked Chuck Roast Recipe
We hope you love this smoked recipe as much as we do! Let me know how your roast turns out in the comments below!
Perfectly Smoked Chuck Roast Recipe
- Kitchen Towels
- Aluminum Foil
- Meat Probe
- ~3 lb Chuck Roast
- 2-3 tbsp Yellow Mustard
- 2 tbsp butter stick, sliced into 2 squares
- Course Ground Pepper
- Start your smoker and set temperature to 250 F
- Lightly cover your chuck roast with yellow mustard, being sure to rub all sides
- Season each side of your chuck roast with salt and a heavy amount of course ground pepper.
- Place your chuck roast into your smoker and smoke for 4 to 5 hours or until it reaches 165 degrees
- Remove the chuck roast from your smoker. Place butter squares on chuck roast and double wrap in aluminum foil. Place back on the smoker until the roast reaches 205, ~1 hour.
- Remove chuck roast, wrap in 1-2 kitchen towels and place in a temperature control space (we usually use a lunch cooler) and let rest for at minimum 1 hour. We allow ours to rest up to 3 hours or until ready to serve.
- When ready to serve, remove from temperature controlled space, slice and enjoy!
Notes For Smoked Chuck Roast
Using coarse ground pepper helps create the amazing bark you see in our smoked chuck roast photos.
The meat will hit a stall… don’t worry, this is normal! Just let it do it’s thing and trust the process.
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