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Sliced smoked chuck tender roast on cutting board.

Smoked Chuck Tender Roast

This is a simple how-to for smoking a chuck tender roast. Season it with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and let it cook low and slow.

  • Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 2-pound Chuck tender roast
  • ½ cup yellow mustard
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce


  1. Take your roast out of the refrigerator. Coat it all over with yellow mustard. Then sprinkle on salt, pepper, and garlic powder to your liking.
  2. Let the meat rest at room temperature for one hour. While the meat is resting, heat up your smoker to 250°F or 121°C.
  3. After the meat rests, insert a meat probe and place the roast in the hot smoker. Leave it alone until the temperature reads 160°F or 71°C. This may take about three hours.
  4. When the temperature reaches 160°F or 71°C, remove the meat from the smoker and place it on a large piece of aluminum foil. Pour the barbecue sauce on top and turn the meat to coat. Close up the foil and place the roast back in the smoker.
  5. Keep cooking the roast until it reaches 201°F or 94°C. For me, this step took almost two hours.
  6. Remove the roast from the smoker and place it in a cooler, still in the foil, for one to two hours. 
  7. Slice and serve.
  • Author: Catherine Brock
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 3 hours
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Category: Beef recipes
  • Method: Smoking
  • Cuisine: BBQ
  • Diet: DiabeticDiet


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 548
  • Sugar: 0
  • Sodium: 726
  • Fat: 22
  • Saturated Fat: 8
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 83
  • Cholesterol: 254