Poor Man’s Burnt Ends and Tips Our “Poor Man’s” Burnt Ends are “Off The Hook”! The burnt ends are meat candy. Burnt Ends are normally made from Brisket and that can be very expensive. But, as Larry Wolfe showed us you can use chuck roast. Patti got me an 8 pound Chuckie for around $21. That’s a lot of good meat for the smoker.