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Barbecued Chuck Roast Recipe

Barbecued Chuck Roast Recipe

Meet the Cook: Whether I serve this roast for church dinners, company or just family, it is always a hit. (To go along with it, my family likes scalloped potatoes, tossed salad and pie). If there's ever any left over, it makes good sandwiches, too. I'm a widow with four children, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Many of them live close by, so I still do plenty of cooking. -Ardis Gautier, Lamont, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating Grill: 1 hour 20 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2-1/2 to 3 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Pour half of the marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add roast. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill roast, covered, over indirect heat for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • 3. Add applesauce to reserved marinade; brush over roast. Continue basting and turning the roast several times for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Yield: 6-8 servings.

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luigimon User ID: 1692040 22473
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2014

"We have bad luck with chuck roast. But I like the marinade. I will make this again, but with a different cut of meat. The chuck roast wasn't overlooked, but it was so tough to cut!! But once you got a piece cut off to eat, it was tender. Go figure."

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 46844
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"Very tasty. Even good on steaks!"

Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 20179
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"Used the marinade for beef kabobs. They had about 3 hours to marinate. The best I've had in a long time."

samfromoz User ID: 5892151 22471
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"My family loved this recipe. Turned out so tender. Kids thought it was steak!"

elissahm User ID: 6664812 49665
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"This came out so tender and flavorful! I used EVOO instead of canola oil, and honey mustard for the mustard. Cooked it in my oven covered in tin foil bc it was raining out today! 400 degrees for about 2 hours or so. Even my skeptical fiance loved it! Served it with homemade potato french fries and boiled asparagus."

pinksuitcases User ID: 630663 18831
Reviewed May. 17, 2009

"This recipe was absolutely delicious. The meat was so full of flavor that the kids didn't even want ketchup to dip it in! That's saying something in my family. I just made it two nights ago and I've already had a request for it to be made again. I didn't grill it, I cooked it in the oven, basting as suggested. Thank you for sharing Ardis!"

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