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Smoked chuck roast on a white platter, sliced into thin slices.

Smoked Chuck Roast

Smoked Chuck Roast will be the star of your backyard barbecue. Chuck roast on the pellet grill is tender, juicy, and so full of flavor. This roast is easy to make; the hardest part involves mixing up a delicious homemade rub with a prep time of only 5 minutes; then, the chuck roast gets covered in the rub and slow-cooked in the smoker, resulting in amazing flavor! But, it just might leave your guests fighting over the last piece.
4.97 from 84 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs 55 mins
Total Time 4 hrs
Course All Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 384 kcal


  • Meat Thermometer
  • Electric Pellet Grill


  • 3 pound beef chuck roast
  • ¼ cup prepared mustard
  • ½ tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat the smoker to 250°F. Make sure it is topped up with wood pellets.
  • Mix the ingredients for the spice rub (prepared mustard, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar, paprika, and sea salt) in a small bowl.
  • Using a spoon, apply the rub mix over the chuck roast and ensure it covers all parts of the roast; top, bottom, and sides. Use your fingers to push the rub into the meat.
  • Once the smoker comes up to temperature, place the beef chuck roast directly on the preheated grill and put your thermometer probe in, horizontally through each side, into the center.
  • Close the lid and smoke until the internal temperature of the roast is 145°F. This will take about 3 hours 55 minutes. For detailed doneness, follow these guidelines: Rare - 135°F, medium-rare - 145°F, medium - 155°F, well done - 170°F.
  • Remove the smoked roast from the grill and place it on a cutting board. Cover it with foil and rest for 10-15 minutes to allow the juices to reincorporate into the meat.
  • Slice the roast against the grain and serve. Enjoy!!


Nutritional information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only.
Storage: Leftover smoked chuck roast can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen for up to 3 months.
If you have lots of leftovers, slice up the roast against the grain, place it in a Ziploc bag, and pop it in the freezer for meal prep, school, or work lunches. 


Serving: 1gCalories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 38gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 337mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
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