Fathers Day/Game 7 Pork Fajitas

Discussion in 'Pork' started by fried gizzards, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Throwing on a 9 lb bone-in pork shoulder roast to make fajitas with when the game starts. Part of my gift to both my father and my father-in-law who is in town for the weekend. Used McCormicks faqita/taco seasoning for the rub but I'm in need of a glaze to put on after we get back from church. I was thinking of reducing some honey and Chipotle peppers with some cumin and diced cilantro but thought I'd hop on here and pick your guys' brains. Of anyone has a recipe they could share id be grateful!!

    Also, who is going to win today? LeBron and the Cavs or Curry and the Warriors?
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016
  2. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    2 tablespoons butter
    1 large red onion, thinly sliced
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
    2 (12ounce) bottles beer (not dark)
    1/2 cup Dijon mustard
    1/4 cup honey

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large saucepan over mediumhigh heat. Add onion and saute until tender and golden brown, about 15 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, cinnamon and allspice and stir 1 minute. Add beer, mustard and honey and bring to boil (sauce will foam). Remove from heat. Puree in batches in blender until smooth.

    Good luck! Post some q view!
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016
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  3. Awesome. Thanks for the post, and the best part is I own most of the ingredients already
  4. okie smoke

    okie smoke Newbie

    I love the rub idea. I never would have thought of that. I'd go with something heavy in lime and cilantro. Nothing sets off that bitter smokey flavor like some good tart lime.
    And I'm a Thunder fan, so I'll watch the game with interest and probably root for the cabs but I have a feeling it's going to be the splash brothers show tonight.
  5. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    No problem! I hope it works with your rub! I've used it on pork tenderloin with great results, but I've never done a glaze on pork butt, have you? Are you planning on cooking it to pull it or slice? If you are doing a pull you could forgo the glaze and do finishing sauce instead.

    Here is a finishing sauce (@SoFlaQuer posted a while ago) a lot of people use:

    Jeffs Finishing Sauce:

    1 Cup Cider Vinegar
    2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
    1 Teaspoon Tony Chachere's Cajun Seasoning
    1 Teaspoon Course Black Pepper
    1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

    Warm the Vinegar up enough so that it disolves the Sugar well. Then add the remaining ingredients.

    You can read about it here:

    Hope I didn't confuse you! Do how you have planned and see how it works out, I doubt it'll disappoint?
  6. Time for an update.

    Decided to forgo a glaze and instead threw some Salsa Verde in the foil pan along with some lime juice and cilantro. Made some beer brats for lunch and threw some of the reduced beer and sausage grease in because... Why not?

    Last edited: Jun 19, 2016
  7. Added some onion and bell peppers to the mix. Pulled the pork back out of the tin to let it firm up and to let the veggies cook down.

    Last edited: Jun 20, 2016
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  8. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Looking great so far! Great idea! How did it end?
  9. Ended up great. Shredded the pork and mixed it with the veggies. Hit it with some cheese and fajita sauce to finish. Tasted great and was a real treat.the wife thinks this is her new favorite recipe.

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  10. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Awesome! Wow, I'm going to try that next time around for the carnitas I normally make. Points for putting on a great Father's Day meal!

    ....did the Bears win?
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It certainly looks like it could be a big hit at my house!

    Nice job!


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