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keeperofsecrets
07-05-2018, 06:45 AM
Hello all-

I have been waiting for an excuse to hang some meat in my newly-constructed open pit at my Smoke ShaQUE. The CI throwdown came up and I thought I'd hit up the freezer for some chuck and do my version of Beef Barbacoa. First, the fire:

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Seasoned a 3.5 lb beef chuck roast with my brisket rub and mounted with the meat hook

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Found the right temps in the pit and suspended the roast with rebar. Let it cook over the fire until it got a nice crust.

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Thought I'd smoke some peppers for chili powder while I had the fire

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I quartered a medium onion, added a few cloves of garlic, two fresh jalapenos, 8 oz. of chili red pepper sauce (This (https://www.newmexico.org/things-to-do/food/recipes/red-chile-sauce/)is the basic approach), and a can of Tecate do my dutch oven.

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Four-hours in, the internal temp on the roast is 178F.

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Peppers are looking good.

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Took it out of the pit when the IT reached 204.

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Removed the meat and shredded it. The smell is driving me nuts.

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Put everything else from the pot into a blender and emulsified.

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Combined the meat and emulsified slurry, then toasted a few corn tortillas and had a taco.

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Hope you liked the post!

PnkPanther
07-05-2018, 06:56 AM
Nice looking cook and set up

Mason Dixon Bowhunta
07-05-2018, 07:26 AM
that looks tasty!

Monte Cristo
07-05-2018, 08:46 AM
Awesome!

LordRiffenstein
07-05-2018, 08:59 AM
If it tastes as good as it looks, it's a total winner.
And I love that pit!

keeperofsecrets
07-05-2018, 10:06 AM
If it tastes as good as it looks, it's a total winner.
And I love that pit!

If you are interested, this is the thread (https://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=259095) where I tell about the whole ShaQUE. I laid the concrete floor for the pit part about a month and a half ago.

Moose
07-05-2018, 12:29 PM
Outstanding cook, and glad to see you entered the throwdown! The last picture is fantastic and tells a great story without a lot of visual distractions.

BillN
07-05-2018, 12:33 PM
Oh yeah! Looks delicious.

ShadowDriver
07-05-2018, 03:26 PM
That looks fantastic! It's been a while since I last cooked barbacoa... I may need to remedy that here soon.

Great cook!

IXL
07-05-2018, 03:34 PM
Spectacular!!!