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a pulled beef chuck roast taco held over a plate with more tacos
Pulled Beef Chuck Roast
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
7 hrs
Brine Time
4 hrs
Total Time
11 hrs 30 mins

This Pulled Beef Chuck Roast is budget-friendly and delicious. These juicy shreds of beef are delicious in tacos, sandwiches, or quesadillas!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pulled Beef Chuck Roast
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 608 kcal
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
  1. 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.
  2. Preheat your Oklahoma Joe’s Bronco Drum Smoker to about 250F. Add some wood chips or wood chunks if desired for extra smoky flavor.
  3. 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.
  4. After the rest, pull the chuck roasts out and shred them up. Serve as is or in a taco, sandwich, quesadilla or more. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Pulled Beef Chuck Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 608 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 207mg69%
Sodium 3492mg152%
Potassium 1281mg37%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 62g124%
Vitamin A 401IU8%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.