How To Make Pot Roast On A Traeger

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Pot Roast.  Just saying that out loud brings a smile to many faces, there is something so perfect about this dish.  The only thing we have to argue over is what vegetables go inside.

How To Make Pot Roast On A Traeger

Time to fire up the Traeger, grab your roast and let’s get to work.

Yield: 6 people
Prep time: 15  Minute Prep
Smoke Time: 200˚ F – 2 hours (enable super smoke mode if applicable)
Cook Time: 325˚ F – 3-4 Hours (this recipe took 3 hours and 15 minutes)


Measure   Ingredient                                             Prep Notes      

3 lbs             Roast, Chuck, Choice                                      look for less fat on edges

4 ea              Red B Potatoes, Large                                    cut into wedges

2 cup            Carrots, washed and peeled                        cut into large chunks

1 ea               White Onion, Sweet, large                           cut into wedges

2 cup            Celery, With Leaves , washed                     cut into large chunks

1 sprig         Thyme, fresh

1 sprig         Rosemary, fresh

1 ea               Beer, Amber                                                     12 oz can

2.5 cup         Stock, Beef

1 pkg             Gravy Mix, Brown

6-8 tbsp       Rub-A-Dub Seasoning, 5280 Culinary


Wash all tools prior to use
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
Clean out Traeger as needed and change drip tray liner (if applicable)
Fill pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets
Set Traeger to 200˚ F, hit enter and hit ignite (enable super smoke mode if applicable)
While Traeger is heating up:
Prep All ingredients for Pot Roast and season chuck roast as shown in the video
Open Traeger and add the chuck roast to the Traeger, smoke at 200˚ F for 2 hours
Open Traeger, remove pot roast and bring into kitchen
Turn Traeger to 325˚ F
While in kitchen…
Add roast to dutch oven and add all ingredients EXCEPT gravy mix.  Cover with lid
Return to Traeger and cook at 325˚ F for 3-4 hours or until tender and starting to fall apart
At 3 hour mark check pot roast for doneness
*** Cook longer if needed or until desired doneness
*** If at desired doneness, proceed to next step
Add gravy mix (using insulated gloves to handle the dutch oven) carefully mix in, leave lid off and return to Traeger to thicken gravy
Close Traeger and cook for 15 minutes or until gravy is thickened
Open Traeger, stir gravy well, and using insulated gloves carefully remove the dutch oven
Using heat proof gloves, remove the dutch oven and place in kitchen
Allow to cool for 5 minutes
Serve and Enjoy

BBQ Gear / Supplies:

  • Traeger Timberline, Large           Ace Sku # 8037251
  • Reserve Blend Pellets                    Ace Sku # 8015887
  • Lodge Dutch Oven, 10.5in            Ace Sku # 6220560
  • Rub-A-Dub Seasoning, 5280 Culinary           Ace Sku # 8562050
Published on 10/11/2022.
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