12 servings (serving size: 3 ounces)

The brown sugar is necessary in the rub to balance out the pungency of the spices.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place a nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add first 4 ingredients; sauté 2 minutes or until fragrant. Remove from heat; cool completely. Place mixture in a spice or coffee grinder; process until ground.

Step 2

Combine ground spices, brown sugar, and next 5 ingredients. Trim fat from roast; rub spice mixture over roast. Place roast in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours.

Step 3

Soak mesquite chunks in water 30 minutes to 1 hour. Drain well.

Step 4

Prepare charcoal fire in meat smoker; let burn 15 to 20 minutes or until center coals are covered with gray ash. Place soaked mesquite wood chunks on top of coals. Place water pan in smoker; add beer or hot water to pan to within 1 inch of rim. Place roast on rack in smoker. Cover with lid; cook 4 hours or until a meat thermometer registers 155°. Refill water pan with water; add charcoal to fire as needed. Remove roast from smoker. Cover; let stand 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 160°.

Step 5

carbo rating: 1

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