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BigPhil32
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 11:05 am    Post subject: Beef fajitas anyone? Reply with quote

So, Nikki's brother is having a get together at his house tomorrow evening, and he wanted some smoked sausage. I figured I could not waste good smoke, wood and fire on the sausage alone, so I grilled some fajitas, onions and some corn tortillas. Also had some queso fresco, diced tomatoes, chopped cilantro, homemade quacamole and diced onions as well. Quite tasty if I do say so myself... A special thanks to Remmy for the inspiration from his Pulled Pork tacos he posted yesterday...

Here we go...


My Co-Pit Master Dustin Ray Sharp...


Looking good so far...


I LOVE this photo...


Almost done...


Done...



Joining the fajita party are: homemade guacamole, diced red onions, chopped cilantro, queso fresco and diced tomatoes...


One more attendee joined the party...please welcome two grilled corn tortillas...brushed lightly with a little canola oil and grilled on each side...spot on!


I guess this will work as a plate up...Nikki was a VERY happy wife as she loved the fajitas!!! The beer was for me... Very Happy Laughing Very Happy



And the smoked sausages...




Thanks for looking...

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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mighty fine looking spread right there. Nice to see the little pit boss minding the fire. Great job BigPhil32 Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

killer looking grub there.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dude Phil you must be my brother from another mother i cooked me some beef fajitas tonight
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ rodneymeatsnsweets - thank you for the nice words...yes, it is a BLAST to have Dustin by my saide...maybe one day he will love it as much as I do and hopefully his Q will be better than mine!!! Very Happy

@ ckone - thank you!

@ killswitch505 - You know that they say...great minds think alike...well then what the hell happened to us tonight??? Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmmmmmmmmm snausages and b33r! oh yeah and pass the fajitas please!
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Toga - it was all mighty tasty, abd the beer was just about perfect...
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks mighty nice
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's some mighty fine looking groceries you got there BigPhil32.
Your PitMaster in training looks more hungry than anything. Wink Great picture.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What kind of cheese is that? Looks like the same good stuff you get at the mexican food restaurant but I never knew what kind it was to get some for the house.
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome. What cut of beef is that? Looks kindof like arrachera?
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you B'sBBQ

@ Jarhead - thanks for the nice words...yes, it is AWESOME to have Dustin out there with me and he is ALWAYS HUNGRY!!! Laughing

@ critter - the cheese is simply called Queso Fresco. you can get it at Mexican meat markets, but I usually get it at Walmart...they have sveral different brands, but just about all of them taste the same...mighty tasty!!!

@ Reggae Q - thank you...the cut of beef is just regular skirt steak/flank steak. I grew up in DEEP south Texas and back in the day this stuff was DIRT cheap...then people up north began to find out about it, and now it is around $4.70 a pound up here!!! (at the large chain grocery stores). Luckily we have a few Mexican meat markets around here and I usually pay around $2.29 per pound.

It is funny you mention arrachera. I posted these photos on my facebook account last night, and a childhood friend of mine that I grew up with lives in Nebraska. He told me that in Nebraska they call this meat arrachera, and I told him I had never heard of that before, and now you mention it as well! Too funny...

I have no clue where that name came from or what it truly means but I now know that some people refer to it as skirt steak, which when coked like I did it, becomes beef fajitas. Also, a lot of people think a tortilla (corn of flour) with this meat in it is fajitas...WRONG!!! Fajita is the end result of the meat when cooked, and if it is in a tortilla, then it is a fajita taco!!! Too funny...
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigPhil32 wrote:
thank you B'sBBQ

@ Jarhead - thanks for the nice words...yes, it is AWESOME to have Dustin out there with me and he is ALWAYS HUNGRY!!! Laughing

@ critter - the cheese is simply called Queso Fresco. you can get it at Mexican meat markets, but I usually get it at Walmart...they have sveral different brands, but just about all of them taste the same...mighty tasty!!!

@ Reggae Q - thank you...the cut of beef is just regular skirt steak/flank steak. I grew up in DEEP south Texas and back in the day this stuff was DIRT cheap...then people up north began to find out about it, and now it is around $4.70 a pound up here!!! (at the large chain grocery stores). Luckily we have a few Mexican meat markets around here and I usually pay around $2.29 per pound.

It is funny you mention arrachera. I posted these photos on my facebook account last night, and a childhood friend of mine that I grew up with lives in Nebraska. He told me that in Nebraska they call this meat arrachera, and I told him I had never heard of that before, and now you mention it as well! Too funny...

I have no clue where that name came from or what it truly means but I now know that some people refer to it as skirt steak, which when coked like I did it, becomes beef fajitas. Also, a lot of people think a tortilla (corn of flour) with this meat in it is fajitas...WRONG!!! Fajita is the end result of the meat when cooked, and if it is in a tortilla, then it is a fajita taco!!! Too funny...


Yeah, same meat. Excellent stuff. Incredible flavor and you should be happy to get it at that price. I pay $5.99 at my mexican grocery store. Most grocery stores don't even carry skirt steak
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice eats!

I have a Sprecher in my fridge, too! Damn!!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Reggae Q - it is very good...like I said, I grew up on this as we had a cookout about once a week during the summer, and all we did was cook this, chicken and sausage...we had both corn and flour tortillas on the grill as well, and the "plate up" would be you getting in a line, walking up to the grill with tortillas in hand, and putting the meat/chicken/sausage in the tortillas. Then you could sit down if you wanted to and add the condiments (i.e. gaucamole, sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, etc.). GREAT memories with family and friends and GREAT food as well!!! I do miss that about the Rio Grande Valley...WOW, $5.99!!! That is INSANE!!! I am glad I can get it cheap around here...

@ Remmy - thank you!!! Sprecher is GREAT stuff!!! This week I am also going to attck a bottle of Spotted Cow (http://www.newglarusbrewing.com/Beers.cfm?BeerCategoryID=1&BeerID=7)...it is dang good too!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome! I love skirt steak for fajitas.

Can you get Sprecher in TX now? I grew up in WI and wish I could get it here in Atlanta, love that stuff!
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just saw you comment about Spotted Cow. I take it you have a connection to WI?
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey BigPhil, this is the Sprecher I've been drinking!!!


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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ keanderson2 - Yes, I work for a chamber of commerce in North Texas and one of our members is from Wisconsin. He and his wife are really cool people, and they occasionaly bring me goodies from WI. I have received cheese curds, homemade kielbasa and now beer!!! It is GREAT having members like them!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 12 10 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ Remmy - I will have to aks them if they can get me a bottle of that as well...I am sure it is fantastic!!!
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