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slow cooker smoked chuck roast

Sunday, I was so thankful for my slow cooker.  I had very little energy for cooking.  The week before, I had tried this same recipe with a pork shoulder and using the oven.  The flavor was very good but I was not happy with the tenderness of the pork shoulder.  My Beloved's tummy has been happy with pork with half the time.  I decided that I really needed to try this recipe again with the slow cooker and my Beloved requested beef.  

It was a hit.  Tender.  Flavor.  Life after a long two days was very good.  We are down to one tender spot on my Beloved's scalp and eyes that are still a bit sensitive to light and wind.  But not so sensitive that sunglasses do not take care of the problem.  I did order four pairs of prescription safety glasses tonight and two pairs of regular prescription glasses to replace the burn spotted pair for him.  Thank you so much for all the prayers.  

slow cooked smoked chuck roast

Note 1:  based on Local Milk's faux smoked slow cooked pork shoulder

Note 2:  Tried this with pork short ribs and it worked well.  Added one teaspoon ginger and one teaspoon cinnamon to the marinade.  Let it sit over night.  Braised it in the oven at 300 degrees Fahrenheit, used one cup of water to clean the marinade bag, added to the pan, covered, and baked for six hours.

about a 3 pound beef chuck roast

1/3 cup dijon mustard

2 tablespoons dry rub

1 tablespoon alder smoked salt

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke

At least 12 hours, if not 24 hours ahead, mix the mustard, dry rub, smoked salt, brown sugar, and liquid smoke together.  Rub this all over the chuck roast.  Place in a plastic bag.  Put this in a bowl, and put in the refrigerator until you are ready to put the roast in the slow cooker.

The next day, unwrap the chuck roast and put the meat into the slow cooker.  Put in all the extra marinade.  Cover.  Turn the slow cooker on for at least eight hours.  Serve with potatoes of some sort or anything else you wish.

I served this with cheesy mashed potatoes.  It was soooo good.  My Beloved had it for lunch the next day and he said it got better.

This is going to be our go to when we wish to have bbq instead of going out.  We will just need patience.

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