Meet the Cook: Whether I serve this roast for church dinners, company or just family, it is always a hit. (To go along with it, my family likes scalloped potatoes, tossed salad and pie). If there's ever any left over, it makes good sandwiches, too.
I'm a widow with four children, 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Many of them live close by, so I still do plenty of cooking.
-Ardis Gautier, Lamont, Oklahoma
Barbecued Chuck Roast Recipe photo by Taste of Home
In a bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Pour half of the marinade into a large shallow dish; add roast. Turn to coat; cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
Drain and discard marinade. Grill roast, covered, over indirect heat for 20 minutes, turning occasionally.
Add applesauce to reserved marinade; brush over roast. Continue basting and turning the roast several times for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).