Keys Ranch Smoked Chuck Roast

What is a chuck roast?
It comes from the shoulder area and yields cuts known for their rich, beefy flavor. The roast is ideal for slow-cooking: braising and pressure cookers. The chuck roast has a great, rich flavor that cooks to perfection on low heat. We will walk you through cooking a roast in the full chuck roast recipe and the directions below.

Low prep time, on-hand spices, and tender, juicy meat will be a hit for all. Most importantly, this chuck roast recipe provides an adequate source of protein. Chefs can pair with potatoes, a salad, or soup for a well-balanced dinner.

A little about our beef:
The families of Painted Hills Natural Beef are ranchers in Wheeler County, Central Oregon. They raise cattle and steward the land in the shadow of the state’s famed Painted Hills for generations. While times have changed in the last two and a half decades, ranching the way nature intended has not. We’re proud to pasture raise our cattle without added hormones and no antibiotics. We raise a beef product for you as striking as the natural wonders it’s named after.

Above all, we thank you for trusting us to feed you and your loved ones. Of course, we’d love to see the finished chuck roast recipe, and we hope you’ll tag us in a post on social media.

Recipe Level


Prep Time

04 hours

Cook Time

03 hours




4 People


  • 1xPainted Hills Natural Beef Chuck Roast
  • 1x Kosher salt and coarse ground pepper
  • 1x Garlic (optional)


  1. Bring roast to room temp
  2. Coat roast evenly on all sides with Kosher salt and coarse pepper 2-4 hrs before smoking
  3. Smoke at 225° for three hours or until internal temp reaches 160 to 180
  4. Slice to desired thickness and serve

Need The Beef?!

Painted Hills Natural Beef is sold at quality retailers and restaurants nationwide.  We hope there is a location close to you; please visit our store locator to find out.  If not, we have a limited selection here on our website for direct shipping to your door, including jerky, steaks, ground beef, hot dogs and seasonal favorites.  Don’t find what you are looking for?  Drop us a message and we will do our best to help you out.

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