Smoked Pot Roast

I read somewhere that you’re not supposed to say “This is the best thing that I ever ate” on a food show or on a food blog. The theory is that well, tomorrow, you might have a better version of the same dish, so then what are you going to say? “This is even better than the best thing I ever ate”? Well, I’m going to violate the rule right here and now and say that this smoked pot roast is the best pot roast I have ever eaten. It’s incredible and it’s tender. It’s juicy and it’s so flavorful. And it has a hint of smoke.

Smoked Pot Roast

You could make this same recipe in the oven, but since you won’t get that great smoke flavor, you’ll need to add a bit (to taste, but not much) of liquid smoke.

We had some leftover pot roast, so I used up the meat in two other great dishes. First, I substituted the pot roast for corned beef on Reuben sandwiches (rye and Thousand Island and kraut).

Smoked Pot Roast Grilled Cheese
Smoked Pot Roast Reubens

Then I made grilled smoked pot sandwiches by topping Texas toast with white cheddar and sauteed onions, and of course, pot roast.

This pot roast is incredible.

Smoked Pot Roast
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Smoked Pot Roast

This smoked pot roast is the best pot roast I have ever eaten. It’s incredible and it’s tender. It’s juicy and it’s so flavorful. And it has a hint of smoke.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword pot roast, smoked
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 665kcal

Ingredients

  • 7 pounds chuck steaks
  • 1 packet brown gravy mix
  • 1 packet Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 packet Italian seasoning mix
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 4 Russet potatoes cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 2 medium sweet onions cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 4 large carrots cut into bite-sized chunks

Instructions

  • Fire up your smoker for 250 F and add a chunk or two of light wood (I used apple).
  • Place each chuck steak into a deep 9″ x 11″ aluminum pan.
  • Combine the gravy, dressing, and seasoning packets and rub liberally over each chuck. Use it all.
  • Add 1/2 of the can of beef broth to each pan.
  • Smoke for 1 hour.
  • Cover each pan in foil and cook another 4 hours or until the meat is tender but not yet falling apart.
  • Divide the vegetables between both pans, cover again, and cook another 2 hours.
  • Remove from the smoker and let rest 10 minutes then shred as desired.
  • Devour.

Nutrition

Calories: 665kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 53g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 528mg | Potassium: 1366mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4052IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 7mg

Nutritional values are approximate.