Arrachera on the Weber Kettle w-q/view

Discussion in 'Grilling Tips' started by chisoxjim, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Doing some smoking right now on the WSM, but fired up the Weber kettle for lunch today.

    Knocked out a killer batch of arrachera tacos for lunch. Got some skirt steak I had the butcher run through the needle tenderizer. Marinated it in some fresh squeezed lime juice, olive oil, minced garlic, minced jalapenos, salt & pepper. Only marinated 1.5 hours in the fridge as the meat starts to "cook" in the citrus.

    Weber kettle was cranking at a high temp, and the marinated skirt cooked only maybe 5 minutes total. Also grilled some salted whole jalapenos.

    Tacos were old school, arrachera, white onion, cilantro, avocado slices, queso fresco. Brilliant.

    marinated skirt:



    on the fire:



    done:



    sliced then chopped:



    my lunch:



    thanks for checking out my pics.
     
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    now that is a good lunch
     
  3. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks, some tequila and beer topped it off, I was ready for a nap, but pressed on and got my chicken smoke going.

    WSM chugging along right now.
     
  4. denver dave

    denver dave Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That looks great!! I make a trip to Monterrey MX a couple of times a year for business. They are known for their arrachera. I always bring back a few pounds. We have a Carniceria in town that also has it already marinated. I'll have to give it try on the smoker next batch i fix.
     
  5. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks dave.

    I like it over the high heat so the flame gives the meat some char, smoker would be interesting though.
     
  6. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Jim!!! I gotta try me some of them!
     
  7. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks man,

    they were awesome,

    havent seen you around in a while, I hope all is good.
     
  8. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look awesome!
     
  9. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW! Those tacos look awesome! Nice post. [​IMG]
     
  10. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks alot.

    Pretty authentic, other than the fact I used flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas. For steak I prefer flour as it really allows you to taste the meat.

    other than smoking some bacon wrapped, asparagus and cheese stuffed chicken breasts on the WSM later that day I have been taking a short break from bbq. Letting my tastebuds recover a little. Not doing any bbq til Tuesday the 23rd, a few slabs of bb's for my 40th b-day. [​IMG]
     
  11. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They look awesome!! Now don't shoot the messenger, but around here, they would probably be considered more of a fajita...
     
  12. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    thanks,

    very similar indeed, a fajita, or carne asada taco would be different versions. I think the difference is mainly the cut of meat that may be used(although it could be the same), the marinade process, and running the meat through the tenderizer.

    Either way its fire grilled beef and its good.... [​IMG]
     
  13. chillandgrill

    chillandgrill Newbie

    what temp did you use and also the time per flip? awesome. i love mexican bbq !! i wana make these ,
     
  14. krubby

    krubby Smoke Blower

    that last picture of the tacos... wow.  just wow.
     
  15. shaggy91954

    shaggy91954 Meat Mopper

    I really don't get the avacado thing.  Wife loves em in salad, but to me they are pretty tasteless.  Maybe my taste buds are shot.  Or maybe my taste buds need a shot of tequilla to get them warmed up.  But really, I just don't understand the avacado craze.
     
  16. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Maybe they were not ripe when you tried them. I love guacamole but it is pretty spiced up and some lime and salt helps. Heck, tequilla helps too.
     
  17. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    You guys do realize this thread is 5 years old right? Hahahaa... oldie but goodie.
     

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