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pot roast

Braised and Smoked Pot Roast Recipe

  • Author: Sarah
  • Total Time: 8 hours, 10 minutes


Whether a novice cook or a seasoned pro, this smoked pot roast recipe is for you. Create the perfect, tender smoked beef chuck roast for a showstopping weekend dinner.


Units Scale
  • 3 lb chuck roast
  • 1 cup beef broth or beef stock for braising
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Remove the chuck roast from the packaging and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Combine the dry seasonings in a small bowl and liberally sprinkle over the roast.
  3. Preheat the smoker to 225˚F according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  4. Place the chuck roast on the grill grate and close the smoker. Spritz or sprinkle with the braising liquid every 45 minutes while smoking.
  5. When the internal temperature of the chuck roast reaches 195˚F, remove the meat from the smoker.
  6. Wrap the meat in towels or pink butcher paper and rest for 1 hour.
  7. Slice on a cutting board and serve with your favorite sides. I love to serve smoked pot roast with caramelized onions and mashed potatoes!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Rest Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 7 hour


  • Serving Size: 4 ounces
  • Calories: 697kcal
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 508mg
  • Fat: 42g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 33g
  • Cholesterol: 226mg