Incredible. Absolutely incredible. That’s all I can keep saying when I think back to this smoked Cajun chuck roast. The flavors were so good, so rich and fantastic. Spicy Cajun seasoning (I love our homemade mix, I use it in practically everything), beef, tomato, peppers, onions and garlic, with just a hint of chicory coffee. The meat is fall-apart tender and was so easy to shred. And oh how juicy.
I served this smoked Cajun chuck roast over grits, but rice would do just as well. There’s plenty of flavorful sauce for spooning over the meat, so don’t be shy with it.
You don’t actually have to make this dish on a smoker. You can skip that part and make it in the oven and still enjoy a fantastic meal.
I prefer to use fruit or nut woods when I smoke unless I want a heavier smoke flavor. Pecan, apple or cherry are my favorites. I used apple for this chuck roast.