Smoked Then Seared Beef Fajita Tacos w/QVIEW (pic-heavy)

Discussion in 'Beef' started by m1tanker78, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper

    This was kind of a spur of the moment smoke. To be smoked was:
    • Approximately 2# out of a 6# pack of beef plate skirt.
    • Foil pouch containing onion, chives, jalapeño, and carrot.
    • Flour tortillas for the tacos.
    I changed up my usual beef marinade a bit and liked the outcome. I mesquite smoked the fajita meat for about an hour and a half then seared it for a minute or two on each side. The foil pouch thing was something that popped into my head at the last moment. It turned out awesome in the tacos. I seasoned the pouch contents with lemon pepper, a capful of regular vinegar, and a bit of lime juice. The tortillas went in toward the end to toast them slightly and impart some mesquite goodness on 'em.

    As always, here are some pics. I hope you enjoy.......

    Here are some of the marinade ingredients:

    Here's what came in the pack(I only did 2# of it):

    Marinating it:

    Foil pouch contents before:

    Burn baby, burn!:

    Ahhhh, the coveted aroma of mesquite TBS:

    Meat check - coming along nicely:

    Tortillas are cruising and the fire's perfect for searing:

    The Sear:

    To be continued on the next post...........
  2. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper


    The results:

    The foil pouch:

    Smoked tortillas:

    An ice cold refreshment:

    The taco!:

    I hope you all enjoyed the pics - I didn't realize I'd taken that many. The family and I really loved the grub. Thanks for checking in and enduring my QVIEW,

  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good and tasty. Nice job smoking the tortillas. Maybe even try smoking some onions, tomatoes and japs and make a smoked salsa, I bet that would be great.
    And no worries about all the pics, the more the better. I guess that's why you can add up to 30 per post, so we can drool more.
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's a good looking taco. Thanks for the pics.
  5. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper

    If this had been a planned smoke, I would have done exactly that. The good news is that I have another 4# in the freezer.
  6. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I guess great minds do really smoke alike.
  7. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper

    You got that right! LOL ;)

  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmmmmmmm..... :)[​IMG][​IMG]
  9. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice tacos Man. [​IMG] I have been thinking about doing something along those lines. Thanks for the shove.
  10. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Just got home from the bar and I'm hungry as I tear into a box of ritz crackers. Thanks for the drool factor. [​IMG] for the creativity!
  11. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wow great qview thanks now another for the long todo list.
  12. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good grief that looks good! The foil pouch thing is a great idea~ gotta try that.
  13. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Great q-view [​IMG]

    We love fajitas around my house, I think you just planned my dinner tonight.

    my wife and kids will thank you later
  14. builder59

    builder59 Smoke Blower

    That looks like a great recipe. I wish I lived somewhere where it was warm all the time. Nothing like flip flops and shorts. We just got dumped on by 6.8"
    of snow 10 miles south of Flint Mi.
  15. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ya done a great job on those!
  16. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper

    I appreciate the kind words guys. Jeanie, Ron, and TXbbqMan, thank you for the generosity [​IMG] .........

    Don't feel bad man, we get snow here too! It's a phenomenon that occurs every 120 years. LOL [​IMG] But seriously, I hope the weather gets better for you all. It's a bit akward and at the same time cool (no pun intended) to see qviews with a blizzard as the back drop [​IMG]

    Happy Smokes,

  17. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome looking Tacos there Tanker
  18. the iceman

    the iceman Smoking Fanatic

    Wait a minute!!! I thought you said "refreshment"? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Great looking tacos m1tanker. [​IMG]
  19. jagerviking

    jagerviking Smoke Blower

    That looks Fantastic!!!![​IMG]

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