Sous Vide Smoked Chuck Roast
- 1 large chuck roast, 3-4 pounds
- Meat Church BBQ Seasoning. I prefer using The Gospel All Purpose BBQ Rub, but you can substitute our Fajita or Holy Cow beef seasoning as well. This works with any of your favorite BBQ rubs, but try us out I think you'll like us!
- Beef broth for spritzing
Fire up your SmokerPrepare your smoker or cooker at a temperature of 225°F/ 107°C. We used our Traeger pellet smoker loaded with hickory pellets. If you don’t have a smoker you can create a two zone fire on your charcoal grill or gas grill. To do this, light a fire on one side and cook the meat on the opposite side of the grill from the fire.
Rub that roastSeason both sides of the chuck roast liberally with your rub. Allow the rub to adhere for 15 minutes or so.
Smoke the chuck roastPlace the chuck roast on your smoker. Spritz the meat every hour with the beef broth. Continue to smoke the chuck roast until it gets a beautiful mahogany color. This should take around 3 hours. You want to make sure you pull the meat before it starts to turn dark. Remove the chuck roast when it looks like this and allow it to cool.
After it has cooled, place it in a vacuum sealed bag or Ziploc bag.
Prepare your AnovaSet your Precision Cooker to a temperature of 165°F/ 73.9°F and prepare for fall-apart beef.
Cooking the chuckDrop the sealed beef into the water bath and let it ride for 18 hours. For a long cook I recommend covering your container to prevent evaporation.
Finishing the beastRemove the beef from the bag and pat it dry. Reserve the liquid from the bag. The meat should be completely fall apart tender. Using two forks, pull the beef apart and toss the beef in the juice you saved from the bag and mix to combine.
Now? The options are essentially limitless! Here in Texas we like to throw this super-tender and tasty beef on some fresh flour tortillas and make tacos with fresh guacamole and pico. You can also pile high on a bun for some down home comfort food, or eat it straight off the plate with your fingers. Be sure to check out the full sous vide smoked chuck recipe, available on the Anova Recipes Site and the Anova App. Sous vide and smoke, the ultimate combo! Try it out.