Frozen Burrito

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by ddave, May 8, 2008.

  1. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It was bound to happen sooner or later . . . although that was not my intent when I lit the smoker yesterday. I just wanted to get rid of my last bag of Cowboy (since my order of WGC Weekend Warrior had arrived the day before), season and experiment with the tuning plates a bit, really load up the charcoal basket to see how high I could get the temp, and experiment with preburning chunks and TBS production.

    After an hour or so of experimentation, I had gotten the temp slightly over 300, temps were fairly even from side to side after playing with plate placement, TBS was gently wafting from the stack and I had finished my beer. I was thinking that to get a true representation of the temp gradient, there should be something to abosrb heat as the meat would do during a normal smoke. I thought I could put a large water pan on the middle grate or . . . toss on a frozen burrito -- an El Monterey Shredded Steak and Chesse burrito to be exact. The burrito wouldn't be much of a heat sink but at least I would have a snack at the end.

    The smoker had settled in at about 275, the frozen burrito directions said 30 to 45 miniutes at 300 so I tossed it on for an hour with some hickory smoke. When I pulled it off, I was not expecting much, but man, it was pretty good. The smoke flavor was confined to the outer tortilla and it smelled and tasted delicious!! I split it with my 9 year old son who loved it!

    I'm not saying I would always do them this way, but if I have the time and inclination, they turn out pretty darn good.

  2. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Can't knock a guy for finding everyday uses for the smoker! Let me know how spanish rice comes out!
  3. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for sharing this success story with the burrito. I have wondered how something frozen would do.
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Way to go Dave..[​IMG]

    I enjoy trying new things in the smoker....sometimes you have a winner and sometimes you don't, but you'll never know if ya don't try. lol

    Sounds like you have a winner.[​IMG]

    (I do not recommend twinkies)
  5. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL, if I could figure out a way to do that, my wife sure would let me smoke more often. She loves spanish rice.

  6. Did you defrost the burrito first, or throw it o frozen?
  7. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just tossed it on frozen.

  8. mofo

    mofo Meat Mopper

    Aaaahhhhhh.... Tweeeenkieeeees...
  9. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Frozen Twiiiiiiiiiiiinkiesssssssssssssssssssss...MMMmmmmm mmmm
  10. tmw611

    tmw611 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    You gotta be pretty creative to come up with a first around here. I woulda never a thought of smoke any kind of burrito let alone a frozen one.
  11. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  12. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As far as spanish rice or the likes(mac cheese etc) put in a metal collinder in a shallow pan to catch any liquid-smoke & stir as needed.-re-distribute the liquid.Where theres a will theres a way! and the tortilla acted like fat does-dosn't let the smoke penetrate.
  13. I've smoked stuffing before on a cookie sheet. It came out pretty good. Does that count?
  14. did you get those burritos from Costco? We got some shredded steak and cheese ones and they are really good!!
  15. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep, those are the ones. Just took one out of the freezer, unwrapped it and onto the smoker it went.

  16. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You guys are craking me up with those burritos!!

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