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These sweet and spicy burnt ends made with chuck roast are the perfect BBQ snack. Chuck roast burnt ends are otherwise known as the poor mans burnt ends because of the cheaper and smaller cut of meat compared to a brisket. They are less also less fatty than traditional burnt ends made from pork belly making them more appealing to most people.  The recipe is very simple recipe, but it does take time and patience. 

Step 1: Smoke the chuck roast

To start off, coat the chuck roast with some form of a binder for the seasoning. I used W sauce but hot sauce or yellow mustard will also work.  Next, season the roast with Dad’s All Purpose rub for the savory taste. 

Time to get the grill going.  Preheat the grill to 250 degrees indirect heat.  For this cook, I tried the new Low and Slow charcoal by Kingsford. Added a few wood chunks and it held up the entire cook. If using a kettle grill like I did, arrange the charcoal briquets on one side of the grill and place the protein on the opposite end. Once the temperature is reached, throw the seasoned chuck roast directly on the grates for about 3 hours.

Dad’s Seasonings

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Step 2: Make sweet and spicy BBQ sauce

While the chuck roast is smoking, make the sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. Once you start making your own sauces, you will no longer enjoy using store bought. It’s a great way to customize the flavors to your liking. Whether you like it more sweet, spicy or savory, make it for yourself.

In a saucepan add ketchup, yellow mustard, red wine vinegar, molasses, W sauce, sriracha sauce, brown sugar, honey, Dad’s All Purpose rub and a maple bourbon rub. Simmer over low heat until the sauce thickens. Set aside.

Step 3: Make sweet and spicy burnt ends

After 3 hours, remove the chuck roast off the grill and cube it up into bite size pieces.  Place the chunks into an aluminum pan and coat it heavily with the homemade sweet and spicy sauce. Mix in the sauce with the chuck roast bites making sure everything is evenly covered.

Cover the pan with aluminum foil and put it back on the grill at 250 degrees for another 2-3 hours until the meat is probe tender.  This means the temperature probe goes into the meat without any resistance.

Let the sweet and spicy burnt ends cool down and serve.  Enjoy!

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Sweet and Spicy Burnt Ends

These sweet and spicy burnt ends are the perfect BBQ snack. Made with chuck roast it's an economical dish without compromising on flavor.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Servings: 6 People

Ingredients 

  • 3 lbs Beef Chuck Roast
  • 1 tbsp W Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Dad's All Purpose Rub

BBQ sauce ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Dad's All Purpose Rub
  • 1 tbsp Maple Bourbon Rub
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp W Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Honey

Instructions 

  • Coat the chuck roast with w sauce or binder of choice. Season with Dad's All Purpose Rub.
  • Preheat the grill to 250 degrees indirect heat.
  • Smoke the seasoned chuck roast directly on the grates for about 3 hours.
  • For the sauce, in a sauce pan add ketchup, yellow mustard, red wine vinegar, molasses, W sauce, sriracha sauce, brown sugar, honey, Dad's All Purpose Rub and a Dad's Maple Bourbon Rub. Simmer over low heat until the sauce thickens. Set aside.
  • Remove the chuck roast off the grill and cube it up into bite size pieces.
  • Place the chunks into an aluminum pan and coat it heavily with the homemade sweet and spicy sauce.
  • Cover the pan with aluminum foil and put it back on the grill at 250 degrees for another 2-3 hours until the meat is probe tender.

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6 Comments

  1. Would the temp and time be there same for a pellet fed smokers??
    Also is there a different sauce we can use instead of the sweet and spicy?

    1. Same time and temp on any grill. If you don’t like the sweet and spicy sauce, I have a few recipes on my site for regular bbq sauce, or bourbon bbq sauce. Just type in bbq sauce in search. Also, you can always use a prepackaged sauce of your liking.