Cooking Chuck Roast on a Charcoal Grill

Today we would like to share with you how to cook chuck roast on a charcoal grill.

charcoal grill chuck roast

The chuck roast is tough, so it is usually used for stew kind of dish. 

However, when you cook it on the charcoal grill, which requires hours of cook time and it can actually become tender! The beef we use was only $4.99/lb, which is super cheap. This can be a perfect party meal and serves a lot of people, while very budget-friendly.

Check out the recipe below for this amazing budget-friendly steak dish!

To make it taste even better, while the beef is resting, you can use this time to prepare some garlic butter with fresh rosemary. 

Just chop the rosemary into small pieces. Warm the butter in the microwave for about 30 seconds and press the garlic in. Add the rosemary and mix well everything. Voila, it is so easy, right?

 Leave us a comment below if you gonna give this recipe a try and how it turns out. 

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Cooking Chuck Roast on a Charcoal Grill

An underestimated cut that is so tasty on a charcoal grill!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, beef, grill
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 379kcal
Cost: $20


  • Charcoal grill


  • 3 lbs chuck roast
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • oil for spray the grill
  • ½ cup apple juice


  • Season the beef with salt and pepper, and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • While the beef is marinaded, let’s prepare the charcoal. You can use the snake method and line up the charcoal around the grill. Place some wood chunks on the top of charcoal for an extra smoky flavor. Fill the charcoal chimney with only ⅓ of the charcoal, and light them up. Wait until the top part of the charcoal is partially covered by ashes. And pour it to one end of the “snake” line.
  • Preheat the grill and the grate for like 5 minutes. And then clean it with a wire brush and some oil. Add a foil pan to the charcoal, and pour into about ½ cup of apple juice, so it will keep the beef moist and catch the juice that drops off. Place the beef above the apple juice pan, close the lid and let it cook for about 2 hours. Try to maintain the grill temperature around 250ºF. Add more charcoal if it goes down 200ºF.
  • Our goal is to have a medium level. When the beef's internal temperature reaches to 130ºF, move it above the hi-heat area. Sear both sides until the internal temperature reaches 145ºF. Take if out from the grill and rest for 10 minutes. Enjoy!



You can adjust the cooking time based on how well you would like it to be cooked, and then sear it before reaches to the ideal temperature.  (rare – 120ºF / medium – 140ºF / well-done 160ºF)


Calories: 379kcal

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