Xmas Eve Carne Asada Tacos

Discussion in 'Beef' started by mooseman, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. mooseman

    mooseman Fire Starter

    The missus and I had a lot of prep work to do for our Christmas gathering, so something simple and tasty was in order. Why not carne asada tacos? We picked up a couple of pounds of pre-marinated carne asada at the Mexican market, along with fresh tortillas and salsas. While not as good as my homemade carne asada, this stuff works fine in a pinch.

    Here's the meat in the bag ready to go on the grill:

    Set up the Kingsford Oval using two bricks for a reverse sear, and added some oak to the coals:

    Once the meat had cooked on the cool side and absorbed some smoky oak goodness, time to finish it off with a nice hot sear:

    Meat plated and ready for a brief rest:

    Taco assembled with pico de gallo, salsa roja, and a small slice of avocado:

    I know, the taco pic isn't very good, but the tacos were great...I ate 5 of them![​IMG]
  2. tom in nc

    tom in nc Smoke Blower

    Man, that looks really good. I am going to have to give that a try!

  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great... [​IMG]

    Where is ours...[​IMG]
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I love tacos! Looks like a new years cookout plan for me. Thanks!
  5. john3198

    john3198 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great. I did some beef fajitas tonight for dinner with premarinated flank/skirt. Didn't think to give them a smoke on the cool side first. Great idea. Will do that next time. Thanks.

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