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Burnt Ends in foil pan
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Poor Mans Burnt Ends Recipe

Tender, juicy, fall apart Burnt Ends recipe that is made with a chuck roast and smothered in a tasty BBQ Sauce!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time5 hrs 25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Burnt Ends, Poor Mans Burnt Ends
Servings: 12
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Julie Evink


BBQ Sauce

  • 1 c. BBQ Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Honey


  • Prepare smoker to 250 degrees F according to manufacturer's directions.
  • Reserve 1/2 Tbsp beef rub and set aside. Apply beef rub to chuck roast generously coating it. You may not use it all. Place on preheated smoker at 250 degrees F. Close lid.
  • Smoke at 250 degrees F for about 4-5 hours or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees F. Remove from smoker and let cool 10-15 minutes.
  • While roast is cooling prepare BBQ sauce by combining the BBQ Sauce, brown sugar and honey into a small mixing bowl and stirring until it's combined. Set aside.
  • Cut roast into 1'' x 1'' cubes. Put in foil pan. Pour BBQ sauce and 1/2 Tbsp beef rub over the top of the roast. Stir to combine. Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Place back on smoker at 250 degrees F for 1 - 1 1/2 hours or until cubs are tender. Remove and serve immediately.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 3mg