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Pulled Beef Chuck Roast

This Pulled Beef Chuck Roast is budget-friendly and delicious. These juicy shreds of beef are delicious in tacos, sandwiches, or quesadillas!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time7 hours
Brine Time4 hours
Total Time11 hours 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 2-3 Chuck Roasts about 2.5 lbs each
  • 2 tbsp Coarse Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp Black Pepper freshly cracked
  • 1.5 tbsp Dried Minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Cayenne Powder


  • 2-3 cups Beef Broth
  • 1 tbsp Hot Sauce


  • 32 oz Beef Broth
  • 12 oz Light Beer lager or pilsner
  • 2 cups Sliced White Onions


  • In a bowl, mix together the salt, pepper, garlic and cayenne. Place your chuck roasts on a baking sheet and generously season all sides in order to completely cover the roasts. Place them in the fridge, uncovered, for at least 4 hours but ideally overnight.
  • Preheat your Oklahoma Joe’s Bronco Drum Smoker to about 250F. Add some wood chips or wood chunks if desired for extra smoky flavor.
  • Pull your chuck roasts out and place on the smoker to cook until 165F internal (about 3 hours). Add into a spritzer your mixture and spritz the meat every 20-30 minutes. Once the chuck roasts have hit temperature, pull them out and place in a large foil bin. Fill into the bin your beef broth, light beer and sliced white onions. The liquip in the bin should come past 50% of the chuck roast’s height, so add more or less if necessary. Tightly cover your bin with foil and place back on the smoker at 250F to smoke until the meat is tender to probe and shreddable (another 3-4 hours). Once the chuck roasts are done, pull them off and let them rest for 20 minutes.
  • After the rest, pull the chuck roasts out and shred them up. Serve as is or in a taco, sandwich, quesadilla or more. Enjoy!



Calories: 608kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 3492mg | Potassium: 1281mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 401IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 7mg