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Poor Man’s Burnt Ends Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Poor Man’s Burnt Ends Recipe

This is going to be a real treat if you have not experienced a smoked poor man's burnt ends meal. It takes some time and patience to prepare this right, so plan for a day of smokin' and relaxing with a great reward at the end.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Poor Man’s Burnt Ends
Servings: 4
Calories: 393kcal


  • Hickory or oak pellets
  • Smoker
  • Butcher paper
  • A sharp knife
  • A foil pan


  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Garlic powder

  • Barbeque sauce

  • Brown sugar


  • And add hickory or oak pellets for the best flavor before preheating your smoker to 275 degrees F.

  • Season the roast well with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and work it into the roast with your hands.

  • Place roast in the smoker and smoke until the internal temp reaches 165F.

  • You can expect it to smoke for 4 1/2 to 6 hours.

  • Using foil or butcher paper, wrap the roast, and return it to the smoker.

  • Look for it to take about an hour.

  • ​Remove roast and allow it to rest for up to 20 minutes.

  • With a sharp knife, cut the roast into thick slices, then cube.

  • Using your favorite barbeque sauce and some brown sugar, cover the cubed meat with the mixture.

  • For easy clean-up, place the seasoned cubes in a foil pan.

  • Return the pan to the grill for around 2 hours.

  • Remove and as a bonus, sprinkle a little brown sugar and a touch more barbeque sauce on top of the cubes.

  • Return the pan to the grill for a few minutes to finish warming the sauce.

  • These babies are ready to rock and roll!


Serving: 148g | Calories: 393kcal