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Smoked Cajun Chuck Roast

Smoked Cajun Chuck Roast

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. 
Course Main
Cuisine Cajun
Keyword beef, Cajun, grilled
Prep Time 1 day
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 1 day 8 hours
Servings 8
Calories 447kcal


  • 1 3 pound chuck roast
  • Cajun seasoning I used my homemade version
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 sweet onion sliced thin
  • 1 bell pepper red or green, seeded, sliced thin
  • 14 ounce petite diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicory coffee regular flavorful coffee can be substituted
  • Cooked grits or rice for serving
  • Fresh chopped parsley for garnish


  • Rub the chuck roast generously with the Cajun seasoning. Get all sides and all the nooks and crannies. Place into a resealable container or baggie and refrigerate overnight.
  • Fire up your smoker for cooking at 250-275 F. Add a few chunks of light wood such as apple, cherry or peach. Alternatively, preheat your oven and skip to step 4.
  • Smoke the chuck roast for 2 hours.
  • Place the chuck roast in a large aluminum pan. Add the celery, onion, pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste, and coffee.
  • Cover in foil and smoke (or bake) for another 6 or more hours or until the meat easy pulls apart.
  • Carefully remove the chuck roast and shred. Return to the pan.
  • Serve over cooked grits or rice with the pan sauce over the top. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.


Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 1060mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 708IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 6mg