BD's Texas Style Combo Fajitas

Discussion in 'Nose to Tail' started by bdskelly, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When it comes to Fajitas you have your Beef Folks, your Chicken Folks, and then there are those outlanders that make em with shrimp or even wild game like venison, duck, quail or dove.  I like em all! 

    But THE KING meat for making fajitas is certainly the humble skirt steak. Like may of the cuts we all use this was once considered a "throw away" trim. In the early years during Rio Grande Valley cattle drives the Skirt  was given to the Mexican vaqueros (cowboys) for payment.   Perhaps that is where it all began...

     So lets get started. First the marinades. 

    Chipotle Beef Marinade

     Toss all this stuff into a blender.
    • 2 package dried ancho chiles soaked over night in water. (4 OZ Total) remove seeds
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
    • 2 tablespoons Italian Herb Blend (I use McCormick)
    • 1/2 sweet onion
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
    • Then puree until very smooth. 
    Easy Chicken Fajita Marinade.
    • 1/2 Cup Italian dressing.
    • 1/2T spoon Cumin
    • 1 TB spoon Chili Powder
    • 1/2T spoon Onion Powder
    • 1/2T ground Pepper.
    • 1/2T Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
    Marinade 5 hours and fire up the grill!


    Rough cut 2 sweet onions a Red and Yellow Bell Pepper.  I'll cook these in my handy Dutch on the side burner. 


    Good traditional beef fajitas are typically well done ( All my other beef I prefer med rare) and have a good char on them I'll start the beef first and then get to the chicken. 


    The opposite of the beef you do NOT want to cook your chicken until it dries out. 


    The Onions and Peppers are caramelizing very well in the dutch!


    Ready to take this back in the kitchen for some chop chop.


    BD's Combo Fajitas with Flour Tortillas, Rice, Beans and Fixings.  


    Happy cooking friends.

    Brian 
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2014
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  2. nozzleman

    nozzleman Smoking Fanatic

    This is one of my favorite meals and yours look great. We can't live to far apart since I'm in the DFW area also, if I had just known when you were serving!
     
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Very nice! That's a beautiful plate, Brian! I was trying to decide what to do for dinner. you've inspired me...fajitas it is!

    Nice job my friend! Thumbs Up

    Red
     
  4. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice to meet you Nozzleman.   FW area here. 

    Happy smoking!

    b
     
  5. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for reading Red.  They turned out great. Fire up that pellet pooper of yours and lets make more!

    B
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful looking plate B.

    I am gonna have to try this.  We love them.
     
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Brian, I'd have no prob makin some of that disappear ! :biggrin:
     
  8. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam.  They are our old standby Sunday dinner.   We love em.  

    Brian
     
  9. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL  Justin.  Pull up a seat friend. 

    B
     
  10. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    And to think, I only have some chuck steak going on the mini.
     
  11. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang Brian they look awesome!! But I just knew it was going to be turkey fajitas.

    Those even sound good after I'll had supper. Thing I would have everything here fresh except the avocados. Hmmmmmm.......
     
  12. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A chuckie on the mini Adam?  You win!  LOL b
     
  13. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Kevin!  Bet that garden of yours is looking good.  I'll check to see if you've posted some pics in the gardening area.

    Turkey... You know how I am about that noble bird. I haven't met one I wouldn't smoke!

    Which brings me to a comment . WILD turkey fajitas are the absolute best!  Unfortunately since these critter started hanging around on the front yard, we've stopped eating them and now give them names!  ...Getting soft in my old age I guess.

    Any who... Thanks for stopping buy my friend.

    Whats for dinner? 



     
  14. Looks good
     
  15. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Chuck steak not a chuck roast.
     
  16. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The only thing better is a guinea gumbo! I was worried when I read, you had wild turkey in the front yard and named it. Thought maybe it was a tradition to name your whiskey bottles before you could consume 'em.

    You know these days you get those strange citified neighbors who actually don't appreciate ya sighting in your gun on your own property! Whats the country coming too!
     
  17. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thank you Jay!  I appreciate you taking a look!

    B
     
  18. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks dang good there , Brian. Kudos . I've not done a dry rub Fajita in a while , (I use a "SOP") . PM me about that and include this recipe of yours . I like the way it sounds [​IMG]  .

    Have fun  , my little Buddy , see you on the smoky side and  . . .
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty Looking Meal! Gotta love fajitas!
     
  20. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Guinea Hen gumbo.... Mmmm sounds great!  And you're correct about those city folk moving out here... The place just an't the same.  Why Kev, do you know some of them actually walk back inside the house when they need to pee?  Thats just crazy...

    b
     

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