Disco Balls, Great Beef Appetizer

Discussion in 'Beef' started by disco, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I had a couple of pieces of less than prime sirloin. What to do, what to do? I decided to put two of my favourite things together in a different way. I cut the beef into strips, marinated it and wrapped it around a walking onion. Then I smoked it. It was a total success but, for the life of me, I can't think of what to call it. Suggestions would be much appreciated.

    I started by mixing 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of rye (you call it Canadian) whiskey with 75 ml (1/3 cup) barbecue sauce. I thank Lance P for the idea of putting whiskey in the sauce. It took some of the sweet out which was good as I was using the onions which have some sweet of their own.


    I took two of the sirloin steaks that were cut just over 1/2 inch thick. I cut them into strips by cutting an edge to less than 1/4 inch in a spiral fashion.


    I cut the strips into 4 inch strips.


    I put them in the barbecue sauce and let them marinate for 4 hours, stirring them around a couple of times.


    I skinned a walking onion for each strip. You could use pearl or pickling onions instead.


    I wrapped a strip of beef around each onion and put a toothpick I had soaked in water through the ends of each strip and the onion.





    I had my pellet smoker preheated to 375 F with competition blend pellets. I put the beef on the bottom rack so they would get some direct heat.


    I smoked them for 20 minutes, turning them once. I would have liked to have cooked them less but She Who Must Be Obeyed insists on well done beef.




    The Verdict

    You must try these. They are simply delicious. The strongly flavoured beef goes so well with the sweetness of the onion. The outside of the onion gets a little soft but you still get a nice crisp bite from the centre. 

    I will be serving these often but I still need a name. HELP ME!

    Disco
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2016
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty,good luck coming up with a name!
     
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, b1, I am not normally at a loss for words!
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks Good. Plate of those and a Cold one! Barbeque Bonions? Stick Steak? Pearl Steaks?...JJ
     
  5. brandon91

    brandon91 Meat Mopper

    beefy balls

    lol
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow. They look good.
     
  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I was thinking Disco balls,but didn't want to scare off your guests!
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2016
  8. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks all! I knew I could count on you guys for suggestions but I appreciate the laughs too!
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Adam I was shocked how good they were.
     
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty treat!
     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Case.
     
  12. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow Disco! That is a great use for leftover steak! Classic combo steak and onions. Mmmm Points for sure!
     
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Disco they look pretty tasty from here.

    Richie
     
  14. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Spicy Onion Disco Balls - SODBs  [​IMG]

    They do look awful tasty!

     
  15. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the point!
    Much appreciated, Richie. It is hard to believe something so simple was so good.
    Love it! Thanks!
     
  16. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    So, what are going to call them? I do kind of like Disco Balls. That one will catch on arond here...[​IMG]...JJ
     
  17. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Har! Disco Balls it is!
     
  18. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    YES!Thumbs Up
     
  19. Yeah! I like Disco Balls or Spicy Disco Balls![​IMG]
     
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As the member who picked the name, you get a great prize. My undying gratitude!
    Har! She Who Must Be Obeyed will tell you there is nothing spicy about this Disco!
     

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