My wife brought home a recipe for vegetable beef soup that is awesome. It was meant to do a chuck roast in a crock pot. I read it and went 'chuckie - crock pot - I'll bet it is better smoked..." LOL Vegetable Beef Soup: 1 - 3 lb chuck roast (I used a 2.65 lb boneless) 2 cups water 1/2 package onion soup mix 1 lb ground beef - browned 3 - 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (I used Del Monte with Garlic and Basil) 3 med sized potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks) 3/4 bag frozen green beans 5 large garrots cut into 1/4 inch chunks (I used baby carrots) 1 Green pepper, diced 5 tablespoons beef boullion 1.5 Tablespoon dried thyme 1.5 Tablespoon dried parsley 1 Tablespoon marjoram 1.5 Tablespoon basil 2 tsp. garlic powder (I diced 2 cloves of garlic and cooked with ground beef while browning. I smoked the chuckie overnight to 205 and it literally fell apart. I placed the meat and the rest of the ingredients in the crock pot and cooked on high for 5 - 6 hours. Before the potatos and green beans: The smoke is a subtle flavor with all the other spices - but it definitely does enhance it. It is snowing and blowing here on the west coast of Iowa and this will be a great meal with the Daytona 500 on the tube....!