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    Civilized Barbacoa (Smoked Chuck Roast)

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    6 hrs 30 mins

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    Red Apple Guy's Note:

    Barbacoa in some parts of Mexico and South Texas means cooking a cow's head. Yuk! I got this delicious version from The pulled chuck is served with tortillas.

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    1. 1
      Blend the spices.
    2. 2
      Rinse and dry the chuck roast and rub with the blended spices.
    3. 3
      Prepare the smoker with lighted charcoal
    4. 4
      Add a small amount of hickory or desired smoke wood.
    5. 5
      Heat smoker to 250F-300°F.
    6. 6
      Place the roast on the smoker.
    7. 7
      Once the internal temperature is 160 F (about 4 hours), wrap the roast in heavy duty aluminum foil.
    8. 8
      Cook for a couple of more hours or until the meat internal temperature is about 200°F.
    9. 9
      Pull the roast, drain liquid, rewrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
    10. 10
      Using forks, pull the meat apart into shreds.
    11. 11
      Serve with tortillas and guacamole, pico gallo, or black bean and corn salsa.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 09, 2009

      I made this in a crockpot as it was a little cold outside for the smoker. Added some hickory smoke flavoring to the mix to mimic smoking, but you just can't beat the real thing. It was good, but I wouldn't use the crockpot method again.

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    • on August 27, 2008

      This was excellent, followed instructions exactly. Used it to make beef and beans burritos and got rave reviews. Thank you for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Civilized Barbacoa (Smoked Chuck Roast)

    Serving Size: 1 (62 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 154.7
    Calories from Fat 70
    Total Fat 7.8 g
    Saturated Fat 3.0 g
    Cholesterol 61.8 mg
    Sodium 338.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 18.4 g

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