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Birthday Request

Discussion in 'Beef' started by flyboys, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks to an idea from Smokinhusker, I made cheesesteaks out of left over London Broil (top round) I made a while ago. My daughter loved them so much that she requested them for her bday dinner tonight.
    Problem. The forecast for today is heavy rains and wind gusts up to 50 mph. I don't have a covered area for my UDS and I'm still learning it, so I'm not even going to try it. Second problem, a tiny rib eye steak is $15, and I have to feed 10 tonight. Forget that as well.
    So I bought two London broils, coated them with evoo and a homemade lone star rub. The last time I made them, they seemed a lot more tender after cooling and reheating them. So, with only a few hours to work with, I put them in a 225 oven with a water pan and plan on taking them to 130. I then let them rest and put them in the fridge, let them cool down, cut them and fry them up tonight. I know it's not smoked, but I'm working with what I can.
  2. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Oops, typo, I'm tasking them to 140, not 130
  3. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Here they are at 140, getting ready to rest in foil for 10 mins then into the fridge tonight. Again, I know this isn't smoked, but I worked with what I could and left the techniques the same.
  4. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good .

    I know what ya mean about the wind.  I was going to do chicken tonight but its howling here.
  5. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    On a bright note, there should be no leaves left on the trees after today!
  6. You could have, a think it is bit too late at this point, injected it with goodies, one of them being Liquid smoke and had the smoked taste going for you. 

    I know it suck, if your getting the leftovers from what we got yesterday, as far as rain and wind go.  Rain is gone from here, but the high winds are here now.

    But that what you have, will taste good, but be lacking the smoke flavour

    Happy Birthday to your Daughter and I do hope she likes this.
  7. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Shoot, I never would have thought of that. I have two bottles of Hickory too. They're sitting in the fridge now, but thank you for the idea! The rain has moved out of here, but it's still pretty windy.
  8. I bet one very happy birthday girl adores it! BRAVO!!!! Cheers! - Leah
  9. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you Leah, I hope she does too!
  10. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    After being cooled down in the fridge, I took them out to slice them. I will never, I repeat, never broil or grill one of these again. They came out perfect minus the smoke flavor. I almost don't want to fry them on the griddle. They were fork tender and almost melted in your mouth. Check this out.
  11. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Oops, forgot some:

    I hope my princess is happy! I'll post more of the sandwiches tonight.
  12. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    WOW.  Looks Awesome.
  13. disco

    disco Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look awesome and it is wonderful that you cook for your daughter. Meals with family, priceless.

  14. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great, can't wait for the final pics tell your girl happy b-day!!!!
  15. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Its about as good as it gets. Congrats to her on her birthday, and you on having a daughter that wants Daddy's cooking.

    To heck with the weather, isn't it a beautiful day?
  16. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you c farmer!

    Thank you Disco! I really enjoy cooking for the family. One thing my wife and I really try and do is eat dinner as a family, all together and without any electronics. I hope it carries on when they get older.

    Thank you driedstick! Pics are comin next!

    Thank you foamheart! I was honored that she asked me! You're right, it could have been raining boulders and it still would have been a wonderful day!
  17. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    And now for the final pics. Most importantly, she enjoyed them and so did everyone else. Success. Thanks for looking!

    Some fried mushrooms

    Cheez Whiz. Just isn't a cheesesteak without it.

    Frying up on some Canola oil.

    Thanks again for stopping by!!
  18. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Man I am gonna have to try that.

    Top round you say?
  19. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Yes, they were top round roasts, but marked as London Broils. I pulled them as soon as the temp hit 140, let them rest under foil for 10 mins or so, then cool completely in the fridge before cutting. I think that was the key. Let me know if you try it and how you make out.
  20. pc farmer

    pc farmer Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I was thinking top round steak.