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Moose
08-15-2016, 04:39 PM
Yesterday, The Missus and I were talking about some boneless prime short rib meat we had in the chest freezer, and what we could do with it. Normally, the first choice would have been to make Korean BBQ, but the way the short rib meat was cut wasn't exactly conducive for that, so I suggested we make a Mexican style barbacoa with it. I've had this a number of times in restaurants, with both boat and beef, and it was really delicious. The plan was to smoke/cook the meat indirect for some added flavor, then put it in a clay cooker in the oven to finish.

Here's the meat:

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Seasoned up with some rub:

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Fired up the Kingsford Oval with a nice chunk of oak:

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The meat went on indirect:

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About 60 minutes later, we had this:

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At that point, I pulled the meat, then cubed it up, along with the Barbacoa seasonings, which consisted of ground dried ancho chiles, salt, one chipotle in adobo, cumin, oregano, garlic, and onion, with a touch of beef broth:

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About 2.5 hours later, this is what we had:

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Meanwhile, The Missus got going on making homemade tortillas:

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Beefy flavorful goodness:

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Frying up the taquitos:

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Plated with fresh homemade guac and pico de gallo:

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The meat was delicious, and translated really well to the taquitos in particular; most restaurant versions I've had the meat was dry, but the short rib meat was moist and tasty.

DerHusker
08-15-2016, 04:42 PM
More Drooling!
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And why wasn't this in the "Tortillas!" Throwdown?

mattmountz94
08-15-2016, 04:43 PM
That looks so good!

Titch
08-15-2016, 04:46 PM
That looks delicious Moose

Shagdog
08-15-2016, 04:55 PM
Great looking grub, Moose!

Al Czervik
08-15-2016, 04:59 PM
Out of the park Moose... :thumb:

Big-Joe
08-15-2016, 05:14 PM
Looks superb Moose!

Bigr314
08-15-2016, 05:18 PM
Outstanding job. You should be congratulated.

Harbormaster
08-15-2016, 05:48 PM
I don't know what to say.

Wow those look good. Great job!

ssv3
08-15-2016, 06:16 PM
Absolutely amazing as always!!

THoey1963
08-15-2016, 06:22 PM
VOTE for MOOSE!

That meat looks freaking awesome. If only you would have posted this in the Tortilla TD, I might have had to change my vote...

cowgirl
08-15-2016, 06:32 PM
Looks delicious Moose!

KevinJ
08-15-2016, 06:37 PM
Very nice looks delicious :clap::clap::clap:

Decoy205
08-15-2016, 07:05 PM
Man id leave nothing on that plate. Looks phenomenal!!

mjpmap
08-15-2016, 07:14 PM
Now that's chow!!!

Q Junkie
08-15-2016, 07:21 PM
That lukes mahvalus! Love the rolled tacos! Now I gotta make some.

:clap2::clap2:

T.Mac
08-15-2016, 07:29 PM
You killed it, Moose! Masterfully done.

Moose
08-15-2016, 07:49 PM
VOTE for MOOSE!

That meat looks freaking awesome. If only you would have posted this in the Tortilla TD, I might have had to change my vote...

More Drooling!
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DerHusker/drooling_zpsbed8db91.gif

And why wasn't this in the "Tortillas!" Throwdown?

Thanks, fellas. I missed the deadline this morning as I had a meeting that lasted longer than anticipated. :mmph:

jsperk
08-15-2016, 07:54 PM
Great looking meal.

DerHusker
08-15-2016, 08:39 PM
Thanks, fellas. I missed the deadline this morning as I had a meeting that lasted longer than anticipated. :mmph:
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KORND4WG X
08-15-2016, 08:42 PM
Wow I see these at Costco all the time but never know how to cook them. This looks like the way to go. Nice! :thumb:

TheMoth
08-15-2016, 09:07 PM
Wow :clap2:

Fwismoker
08-15-2016, 09:12 PM
I'd tear it up Moose!

gtr
08-15-2016, 09:32 PM
That looks amazing and I know for a fact those tortillas are the bomb!

BillN
08-15-2016, 09:41 PM
Wow! what an amazing job looks fantastic.

robert-r
08-15-2016, 09:48 PM
Killer!!! Love the taquitos - very few folks do those home-made.
Prime short rib meat?.... Over the top!!!