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Beef Suya Shredded Beef Sandwich

Step into incredibly warming flavors with this Beef Suya Shredded Beef Sandwich. Serving it with sliced red onions and fresh tomatoes will brighten all of the flavors.

  • Total Time: 7 hours
  • Yield: 6-8 people 1x


  • 1 chuck roast (34 lb)
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Pumpkin spice
  • 1 tbsp Harissa powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thin

Chile Peanut Sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 dried arbol chiles, stemmed
  • 1/2 cup white onion, minced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1” fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp allspice powder
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • water (about 1/2 cup, or as needed)


Spiced Pulled Beef

  • Season the beef on all sides generously. Allow it to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  • When you’re ready, preheat your smoker to 250°F. 
  • Place the beef on the grates and cook for about 3 hours, spraying with beef broth at least once an hour. This will help build flavor and keep the edges from drying out.
  • The internal temperature will stall around 165°F, around the 3-hour mark. This is completely normal, meaning that the temperature will seem like it’s not going up anymore. Increase the smoker temperature to 265-280°F. Place the chuck roast into a skillet or foil pan, adding in the beef broth and onions. Cover the skillet or pan with foil and continue to cook.
  • You will be cooking until your thermometer or probe has little to no resistance when checking the temperature, between 200-205°F. Each piece of beef will be slightly different.
  • Remove the beef from the liquid and shred. Strain the fat from the liquid, and add the meat back into the juices.

For the sauce

  1. Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add chiles, onion, garlic, ginger, and thyme and cook, stirring a few minutes until the onion is soft. Transfer mixture to a blender and add the peanut butter, pepper, allspice, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, salt, and about 1/2 cup of water. Blend until smooth and allow to cool.


Read the guide for Smoked Chuck Roast if you need detailed tips and tricks.

  • Author: Brad Prose
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Smoking
  • Cuisine: Sandwich

Keywords: smoked chuck roast, shredded beef, pulled beef, beef suya, chile peanut sauce, sauce, chile, spicy, pumpkin spice

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