Smoked Chuck Tacos

Discussion in 'Beef' started by xray, May 18, 2017.

  1. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    I decided to make tacos yesterday for supper. Having the day off and a few chuck roasts in the freezer = shredded beef tacos.

    The chuck was pulled out of the freezer a few days prior. Once thawed, I rubbed it down with the adobo sauce you get from a can of goya chipotles. I used a rub consisting of your basic taco seasonings. It was just thrown together, no measuring.

    Rubbed and ready to go

    I put the roast in the smoker at 830am. It was smoked at 275 with Hickory. At 3pm, I panned the chuck with a can of red enchilada sauce and foiled. The IT was 170 at that time.

    When the chuck hit 205F, I brought everything in and placed it in my oven. My lowest oven temp is 170, so I held it at that temperature until my wife got home from work.

    Here's the tacos served on a grilled corn tortilla with fresh salsa and cilantro.

    Man these were tasty! They tasted better than any taco I've had in restaurants near me. The wife approved too.

    Some leftover beef for a few more tacos on my lunch break.

    Thanks for looking, these will be made again.
    smokinal, b-one, chinanick and 4 others like this.
  2. I have 2 4lbers in the feeezer right now and was thinking tacos with one and burnt ends with other. Great idea with the enchilada sauce I have some.
  3. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    We love ourselves some tacos around here. Those look excellent!! Definitely point worthy.

  4. phatbac

    phatbac Master of the Pit

    looking good!

    I love beef tacos and smoked beef tacos sound even better!

    Happy Smoking,

    phatbac (Aaron)
  5. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    I have a few chuck roasts in the freezer as well. I tend to buy them when they go on sale. I usually season with salt and pepper and serve them shredded with Chef JJ's smokey au jus. With the tacos, I figured the enchilada sauce would work well.

    Thank you guys, they were quite tasty. Easy too. Thanks for the points!!
  6. That chipotle pepper sauce is Spicy! Did the final product have the same heat?

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  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking tacos!
  8. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    As I mentioned in another thread, believe it or not, some of the best BBQ in Memphis comes..... from a taco truck!
  9. cyclonefan

    cyclonefan Fire Starter

    Those look good!
  10. smokinal

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

    Those tacos look delicious!

    Congrats on making the carousel!


  11. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    The tacos were not spicy at all like the adobo sauce. Most of the flavor came from the rub and enchilada sauce when I panned the chuckie.

    I mainly used it as a binder to help the rub stick to the meat. I had an open can in the fridge. I figured it would be better than mustard or oil.
  12. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you guys! They were tasty and thanks for the point.
  13. sportgd

    sportgd Smoke Blower

    Definite point! Love the enchilada sauce idea... I would worry it would overpower the beef flavor but it sounds like that didn't happen?
  14. xray

    xray Smoking Fanatic

    No, not at all. I mainly used it as a braising liquid during the foiling process. Plus the sauce mixes in with all the rendering fat and smokey goodness coming out of the meat.

    I figured I would do this instead of adding something like broth or beef, that would produce an off flavor to me when I'm trying to achieve a taco flavor. You could always use half a can to start with if you end up trying it.

    And thank you for the points!
  15. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    That looks great!
  16. hulk252

    hulk252 Newbie

    Commenting to easily find this recipe in the future. I'll be making this for sure.

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