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Poor Man's burnt ends

Poor Man's Burnt Ends Recipe

Poor man's burnt ends are tender beef chucks dripping with delicious BBQ sauce. It's as savory as the traditional burnt ends. Try this recipe now and enjoy it.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 hrs
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 174 kcal


Kitchen Tongs
Large Bowl
Medium-Size Bowl
Tin Foil


  • 3 pounds Chunk Roast

Beef Rub

  • 1/4 Kosher Salt
  • 2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 1.5 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoon Honey


  • Take a medium-size bowl, add brown sugar, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, smoked paprika, kosher salt, and white sugar to it. Whisk the mixture well and rub it all over the beef.
  • Smoke the beef in a pre-heated (250 F) smoker for about 4 hours until the internal temperature of the beef reaches 165 F. Now, remove it from the smoker and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Prepare the sauce by mixing BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and honey in a bowl. Apply the sauce to the beef after cutting it into cubes. Put them in the foil pan and add more sauce to it. Stir well until it combines.
  • Place the pan back on the smoker and smoke the beef for 1 hour until the cubes get tender.



Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 3mg
Keyword American cuisine, Beef, Poor man's burnt ends
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