Rare Chuck Roast?

Discussion in 'Beef' started by mike5051, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hi Y'all,

    I'm going to smoke a 3.5lb Chuck, and I wanted to try rare.  I checked out other threads and only saw cooking it well done.  Does a chuck need longer cooking to be tender?  It's my first try with a roast, and I wanted some juicy, pink, tender slices for sandwiches.  Should I use another cut of beef for that result? 

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Chuckies are best around 200*IT for pulling.
    A sirloin tip roast is a better slicing candidate talk to a butcher they can help with ideas as well to save you time and money.
     
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A Tri tip, London broil, top or bottom round roasts work good for what you want to do. Save that chuckie for when you want some mashed taters and gravy!
     
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Agree with the other guys...Sirloin, Tri-Tip, London Broil...these are great cuts to cook to rare or med. rare.

    Chuck roast has too much fat and connective tissue, which will break down as the internal temp approaches 200*...but at rare internal temps it would be very tough.

    Red
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2015
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  5. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As the others have said, chuck roast needs to break down the connective tissue via a long slow trip to 195°+ or it stays tough. Sous vide or an Alto Shaam would work, since the connective tissue will break down at lower temps given enough time.
     
  6. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Tri-tip is my favorite for cooking rare and slicing thin for sandwiches.
     
  7. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys! Great info!

    If I do the Tri-Tip, would you recommend the smoker or the grill?  I would want to get it off the heat at about 125 degrees. and let it rest for about 10 minutes.  I'm just thinking out loud, never done a roast before.  I've had rare roast beef slices on a sandwich and it was wonderful.  My cooking roast experience has always been a pot roast, or crock pot cooked until fall apart tender, looking for something different.

    Thanks,

    Mike
     
  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoke it! Tri tip smokes up great, especially with cherry. You could also smoke it to say 105, then sear it on a grill to get to your 120 you want. I like to run the smoker around 180 when doing Tri tip to get more smoke on the roast prior to hitting the IT I like.
     
  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I did as dirt sailor suggests made for a tasty sammie!
     
  10. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks guys!

    That is what I'm looking for!  That looks awesome.

    Mike
     
  11. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I smoked the chuckie overnight to an IT of 201, its wrapped and resting.  I got the smoker temp down to 200 and put on a tri-tip.  Going to get it to about 105 IT then sear it on the grill.  I'll post some finished pics.

    Mike
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2015
  12. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Q View!


     
  13. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    That all looks great. Good job!
     
  14. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Timberjet!  The tri-tip is amazing and I'm doing some sauce for the chuckie.  It is like burnt ends on a brisket, I really like the way it came out.

    Mike
     
  15. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I love me some chucky. Soooo goooood. 
     
  16. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! I tried making burnt ends from a chuckie I cubed at 160* IT added rub back in the smoke but they never got tender as brisket I want to pull one but they cost $4.99# most of the time I can get brisket cheaper. Now I want more Tri tip as well!:points1:
     
  17. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job Mike. Both look awesome.
     
  18. Nice Job, Looks Great, only suggestion I have is replace that Saints coaster with a Cowboys coaster !!!

    Gary
     
  19. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Lol Gary,

    With the moves we've made I just may do that!  How 'bout Dem Cowboys!
     
  20. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    You got max unger what more do you want?!?

    I'll have to be rooting for the saints as long as he is there!!! I heard he's building a house somewhere nearby to where I live...
     

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