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smoked chuck roast pulled bbq sandwiches

Texas BBQ Smoked Pulled Chuck Roast

  • Author: Jess Pryles
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4-6 1x


Units Scale
  • 3lb chuck roast (see note 1)
  • 2 tablespoons Hardcore Carnivore Black seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon coarse black pepper
  • half onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups brewed coffee (see note 2)
  • Optional: buns, pickles & BBQ sauce


  1. Preheat a smoker to 275f.
  2. Coat the chuck roast in the seasoning and pepper on both sides, and edges. Place into the smoker and cook for 3 hours.
  3. Place the chopped onion, garlic cloves, beef broth and coffee into a foil pan. Add the chuck roast, then cover the pan with foil and return to the smoker. Cook a further 3 hours until the meat is fork tender and easily pulling apart.
  4. Lift the chuck roast out onto a board, then shred using two forks. Add a few spoonfuls of the pan juice onto the shredded meat to keep it nice and moist.
  5. If assembling into sandwiches, toss the meat in some BBQ sauce, then stack high onto a bun with some pickles.


note 1: always buy the best grade of meat you can afford. Prime grade meat has the most marbling, which equates to both flavor and juiciness.

note 2: You can substitute the coffee for other liquids (see recommendations in the paragraphs above) or just use 4 cups broth total.

  • Category: Main
  • Method: BBQ
  • Cuisine: American