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Beef Smoked Stew in a Traeger

How to make smoked stew on Traeger with potatoes and a thick gravy. If you love cooking on your grill, try this fork tender dutch oven stew.

smoked beef stew

Did you know you could make smoked stew on your grill?? It’s true. With beef and potatoes all cooked together you can make a one pot meal without ever turning your oven on. This is one of our favorite Traeger recipes your family will love too. (affiliate links present)

Traeger Beef Stew

You can make this in your pellet or as an electric smoker recipe. I am sure you have had a bowl of this old fashioned meal before. Your mom likely made this when you were a child and had a “secret recipe” of her own. Use that one if it has special memories for you, and use our directions to get it all done.

There is also one in the printable recipe card below you can use if you don’t have your own favorite stew recipe on hand. This one may take longer than if you made it in the oven but you wouldn’t get that smoky flavor seeping into your meat and veggies either.

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Smoked Chuck Roast

If you’re having people over for the day you might want to start off with some Traeger appetizers. Since dinner takes a bit to really get ready, just set it to temp. earlier on and throw a couple of these ideas on the grates.

Instead of using stew meat, chuck roast is a better bet. The reason being is the first step is to set your piece of meat directly on the grate. If you already have it diced up it may fall in between the slats which you wouldn’t want to happen.

  • A chuck roast
  • Some steak dry rub or use bottled rub of choice
  • Fresh green beans fresh cut into thirds, or frozen
  • Corn kernels, frozen is best or cut off the cob from fresh
  • Large potatoes not peeled, cut into large cubes
  • Onion sliced
  • 32 oz beef broth
  • A bit of flour to thicken up the gravy
  • Salt and pepper inside and to taste when done

You can see how it all starts of here, with your meat getting a bit of smoke before cutting it up.

smoked chuck roast

How Long to Smoke Stew Meat

If you did want to just use the already cut up smaller pieces I might just skip the first step or put them on a grate like we used to make our smoked meatloaf. Follow the same timing to get that smoky flavor you want and then continue with the next steps.

Can you cook stew at 200 degrees?

We suggest 180 F. below but 200 degrees would work just fine as well in a smoker. You want a really low temperature for a long time for stew meat to break down the connective tissues so they become fork tender.

Can brisket be used for stew meat?

I mean yes but it would be a lot more expensive. Chuck roast is usually what would be substituted instead and cut up into small bite size pieces.

Remember that the smaller the pieces are the quicker they will get tender. If you cook it too long all that will happen is the beef may start to get shredded and potatoes will start to break down more and more.

smoked stew meat

Beef Stew in a Smoker

You could almost follow the same steps to make a chicken stew or pork stew as well. I’d use breasts and maybe a pork roast for these ideas.

  • You always want to start off by preheating your pellet smoker to 180 degrees F. Rub each side of the meat with a dry rub recipe of your choice.
    • Place directly on the smoker grates and close the lid.
  • Smoke at 180 degrees for about 1 hour 30 minutes – 2 hours to get a nice smoke flavor. Remove meat and set on cutting board to rest for 15 minutes.
    • Increase temperature of the smoker to 225 degrees while you’re prepping the meat.
  • Cut the smoked roast into large chunks. In a large Dutch Oven add the beef broth and flour and whisk until the flour has dissolved.
    • Then add in the remaining ingredients from the grocery store; fresh cut green beans, corn, potatoes, onion, and salt and pepper.
  • Add the beef cubes and give everything a stir. Place the entire Dutch Oven (with the lid off) into the smoker and let smoke for 2 hours, (stirring every 1/2 hour).
  • Place lid on cast iron dutch oven for an additional 2 hours or until the potatoes are as tender as you’d like them to be.

Keep in mind that smoked beef stew will take about 6 hours from start to finish so don’t be in a rush.

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stew on smoker

Traeger Smoked Stew

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Smoked Stew

How to make smoked stew on Traeger with potatoes and a thick gravy. If you love cooking on your grill, try this fork tender dutch oven stew.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, chuck roast, smoked, stew, traeger
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 387kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pre-heat the pellet smoker to 180 degrees. Rub each side of the chuck roast with dry rub of choice. Place the chuck roast directly on the smoker grates and close the lid.
  • Smoke at 180 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours. Remove meat and set on cutting board to rest for 15 minutes. IIncrease temperature of the smoker to 225 degrees.
  • Cut the smoked roast into large chunks. In a large Dutch Oven add the beef broth and flour and whisk until the flour has dissolved. Then add in the green beans, corn, potatoes, onion, and salt and pepper.
  • Add the cubed meat and give everything a stir. Place the entire Dutch Oven (LID OFF) into the smoker and let smoke for 2 hours, (stirring every half hour).
  • Place lid on dutch oven for an additional 2 hours or until the potatoes are as tender as you'd like them to be.

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Nutrition Facts
Smoked Stew
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 387 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 78mg26%
Sodium 1103mg48%
Potassium 899mg26%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 962IU19%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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