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Poor Man's Burnt Ends

Cubes of beefy Chuck roast, seasoned, smoked slowly and sauced for a cheaper version of burnt ends.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 798kcal
Author Jordan Hanger


  • 5 lbs Chuck roast
  • 2 tbsp SPG (equal parts salt, pepper and garlic powder)
  • 2 tbsp Kosmos Chipotle Honey Killer Bee
  • 3 tbsp butter unsalted
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce
  • Beef broth and water equal quantities for spritzing


  • Get your smoker up to a temp of 250°F.
  • Cut your chuck roast into 1"x1" cubes.
  • Season the cubes with a layer of SPG seasoning then a layer of a spicy bbq rub.
  • Place cubes into the smoker.
  • Spritz every 30-45 mins with a 50-50  beef broth and water mixture.
  • When the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165-175°F remove from the smoker.
  • Wrap the cubes in aluminum foil with pads of unsalted butter and a good drizzle of honey.
  • Place the foil pack back in the smoker until the temperature of the meat reaches 205°F degrees and is very tender.
  • Open the foil, add the bbq sauce and mix everything together.
  • Wrap the meat back up and let the rest for 30 mins before serving.


Sodium: 1352mg | Calcium: 120mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 380IU | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 1324mg | Cholesterol: 276mg | Calories: 798kcal | Trans Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Fat: 50g | Protein: 73g | Carbohydrates: 17g | Iron: 10mg