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Chuck Roast

WillieWillie Posts: 132
edited 10:19AM in EggHead Forum
I am thinking of doing this roast on a raised grid direct at 250*, shooting for medium rare, will this be tender?


  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Did you mean to put a picture up?

    Medium rare, and, tender, not sure.

  • WillieWillie Posts: 132
    I have no luck posting a picture, I will try this cook and if it is tough I will cook it in mt Ci with some liquid.
    Tks for responding
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,948
    Except for one small section, sometimes called chuck eye or chuck steak, beef chuck roasts (there are several variations) are not suitable for medium rare cooking. Most of it will be quite tough. They are good for roasting, better with braising with liquid, and very good for lo-n-slow for pulled beef. But the lo-n-slo takes at least 5 hours, usually more like 7, and even then often requires foiling.
  • Willie:
    I just did two chuck roasts (Chuck & Jim), each weighing in at a bit over 4.5 lbs.
    They got a Bourbon (Jim Beam) Marinade for 24 hrs. in the bag, in the fridge.
    Sorry, I thought I took a pic, but I either didn't or I can't find it.
    No matter, the roasts got the marinade and bagged.

    Drunk & Dirty Marinade:
    1 C. soy sauce
    1/2 C. bourbon
    1/4 C. Worcestershire
    2 T. brown sugar
    1/2 t. ground ginger
    4 cloves garlic, crushed

    Then onto the Egg, set up indirect, at 250 F. with a goodly ammount of Wicked Good lump and Wild Cherry smoke-wood.
    Should take about 4 to 5 hours to get to an inturnal of 165 F.


    Once at 165-170 F.


    The finish is a braise in the Dutch oven.With liquid (the reserved marinade and some water) about 1/2 way up
    OTOH, these looked and smelled SOOOO GOOD right now it was hard to put them in the D.O. but I did!
    The D.O. then gets a cover and another hour or so to a temp. of 185-190 F. for slicing...It was wonderful.
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Let us know where you are having problems with posting pictures, I am sure one of us can help you out and get you on the picture posting road.

    Here is my attempt at a roast cook... (liquid method)

    Details are in the recipe section of the forum and here is the link for details

  • ive cooked my chuck roasts vertically in a vrack...over mesquite lumps until they are about 190-195...

    its like burnt ends, its fricking amazing good.

    on a diet now, no chuck roasts for me.
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