Smoked adobo steak fajitas - Jeff Phillips meets Bobby Flay (QVIEW of course)

Discussion in 'Beef' started by tatuajevi, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. tatuajevi

    tatuajevi Fire Starter

    I enjoy taking inspiration from different recipes and making them my own - often times I can create a dish that really suits my tastes. Here is my adventure in smoking a Top Round (a recent idea from Jeff's newsletter) using a marinade I discovered from Bobby Flay's show "BBQ Addiction" that turned out to be just ridiculously delicious.

    So Jeff suggested smoking a Top Round/London Broil in his newsletter Smoked London Broil  which basically takes a Top Round roast with a little rub that you smoke until it's done. Since I wanted to make it into Fajitas, I was looking for a spicey marinade to accent the meat a bit. I saw Bobby Flay's BBQ Addiction episode with Adobo marinated Brisket (sounds fantastic!) that I adjusted for a much smaller cut of meat.

    2 pound Top Round roast seasoned w/ salt and pepper
    6 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 plum tomato
    Zest of 1 orange plus 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
    1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    1/3 cup canola oil
    1.5 tablespoons ancho chile powder
    1.5 tablespoons chipotle powder
    2 tablespoons chipotle puree
    2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

    I threw everything into a blender until it was smooth, took a taste and nearly lit my mouth on fire (give me a glass of water!!) and tossed the marinade and the steak into a plastic bag. Marinated it for 8 hours. Smoked with Cherry (everyone keeps saying cherry is the way to go with beef, they were right!) until it reach 120 degrees. It took about 2 hours with my temps between 200-235. Then I tossed it over some hot coals to reverse sear it up and pulled it when it hit 130-135. Woah baby was it fantastic! Tender, juicy, and very flavorful!! The marinade was super spicy before cooking but the meat wasn't very spicey at all. I also made guacamole, peppers and onions, and a few other fixins to go with the fajitas. Man, it was a very delicious meal! Pics will be posted in a minute!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 26, 2013
  2. tatuajevi

    tatuajevi Fire Starter

  3. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      That looks very tasty!

  4. Looks great!!!!
  5. that looks pretty darn awesome! id tear that up piece by thanks for sharing! :)
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great! I just received a jar of Adobo seasoning and now know how I am going to prepare my next Tri-Tip! Thanks!
  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    HMMMMMM, love fajitas, love adobo, love chipotles......all looks awesome...great job....Willie
  8. Great lookin cook. I have fajitas marinating for a cook tonight!
  9. tatuajevi

    tatuajevi Fire Starter

    Thanks everyone! I've never really cooked much with Adobo or Chipotle - it was awesome!
  10. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oh YUMMM!  gorgeous piece of meat there!

  11. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Awww man!  That looks fantastic!!!!

    Everyone knows how much I enjoy a good reverse my opinion, the ONLIEST way to cook a steak.

    Keep the q-view coming...very nice job BTW.

  12. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks delicious!  My dad always sold round steaks ¾" thick for swiss steak; pound 'em with flour, sear and wet cook.  The owner of the local restaurant/beer joint, Bob's, came in and got a 3" Round steak; dad told him it'd be tough and chewy.  Bob laughed leaving the store and invited us to come in for a meal.  He served that round steak, all three sections (top, bottom and eye) and dad's eyes rolled back in his head how good it was!  Bob had heard of someone else serving this new-fangled "London Broil Round" and had to try it, and no one better to test it on was dad!  
  13. dj mishima

    dj mishima Meat Mopper

    Very nice!
  14. Looks perfect!!!
  15. tatuajevi

    tatuajevi Fire Starter

    I've been reverse searing a lot lately!
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2013
  16. matt22556

    matt22556 Fire Starter

    I'm a huge fan of Flay, he really loves the grill, but I can't say Iv'e ever seen him smoke anything. His flavors are typically right on with what my wife and I like so we have done a bunch of his stuff. Your steak looks amazing, and I can't wait to marry Bobby and Jeff together like you did. Good Stuff, and what a way of thinking outside of the box.

    Last edited: Jun 29, 2013
  17. tatuajevi

    tatuajevi Fire Starter

    Great pic, he's a guy I'd love to grab a beer with, right? Just seems like a regular guy, I guess. I've been watching his shows and with this one he used his "big green egg" to smoke the Brisket. I've never seen him use a traditional smoker.
  18. I like Matt's comment! This creative and, with your permission (or maybe without!), I'll copy it.

    Great job, thanks for the awesome idea!


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