Fire Grilled Carne Asada & Roasted Poblano Quesadillas

Discussion in 'Beef' started by mooseman, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. mooseman

    mooseman Fire Starter

    Got some USDA Choice Flap meat from Costco, and put in my special marinade for 2 days:

    Fired up the Kingsford Oval, placed hot coals to one side, and threw in a piece of oak. Covered grill, cooked meat indirect for 15 mins on cool side of grill to get some smoky goodness in the meat:

    Now, time to finish meat off direct with a nice hot sear:

    Meanwhile, fired up the gas grill for some grilled poblano quesadillas:

    Pulled meat off grill:

    Cut it up:

    Time to make a burrito. Topped with cilantro, fresh pico de gallo, and hot salsa roja:

    It was delicious!
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great, a meal worthy of going out to order a plate of it it looked so good.
    Did you make the pico yourself?
    Love pico and am always interested in trying different recipes.
  3. mooseman

    mooseman Fire Starter

    Yes, it was homemade:

    Fresh Roma San Marzanos from the garden
    Fresh Jalapenos from the garden
    Fresh squeezed lime juice
  4. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dang Moose that's a fine looking meal you've cooked up there.

  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pretty similar to the one I use actually, guess pico recipes don't vary too much.
    Basically only thing I do differently is add a little garlic, touch of white vinegar and occasionally I will toss in some serrano with the jalapeno.
    Gotta run out soon, now you've got me wanting pico with something, hell even by itself, I could eat a bowl of it. Thanks for the dinner idea [​IMG]
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking meal - I pretty much use the same Pico recipe but do add some garlic. I like garlic in everything LOL
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Moose that looks excellent!! I think I love every word in your title too. [​IMG]
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mooseman that looks terrific...[​IMG]
  9. mooseman

    mooseman Fire Starter


    That's the second time in a week you've complimented my choice of words. I'm flattered...and blushing ever so slightly. [​IMG]
  10. gruelurks

    gruelurks Smoking Fanatic

    That last pic is going to make me hit up my local taco place tomorrow for lunch. Nicely done! [​IMG]
  11. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fabulous job.
  12. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Moose, she's famous. The ultimate compliment for sure.
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW is all I can say on that meal. But I wish I could sit back in my chair and say that was so good and kick back in your living room. But I couldn't so you did a great job on it too. Do you think I could get that recipe for the meat since you were already shared the pico recipe with us.
  14. 66galaxie

    66galaxie Fire Starter

    Nice work, that looks killer!
  15. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Excellent looking food!! [​IMG]
  16. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good...........real good!
  17. mooseman

    mooseman Fire Starter

    It's quite simple, and this is pretty much the same exact thing you get in Mexican markets from their meat counters:

    Orange juice
    Lawry's Seasoning Salt

    Sprinkle seasoning salt liberally on meat, then pour in some OJ into a pan, then place onions, scallions, and cilantro to cover, then put in one layer of meat, then repeat process for each layer of meat. Let marinate for at least 24 hours, 48 is even better. About halfway during the marinade, I flip the meat so the top layer is on the bottom and it gets a nice soaking in the OJ.

    I'd love to see some pics if any of you decide to try this!
  18. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats to you my friend, you know how to make a simple yet tasty dish. I should have known you're from SoCal, although many others from different states share your good taste.
  19. mooseman

    mooseman Fire Starter

    Thanks! I see we don't live too far apart.
  20. builder59

    builder59 Smoke Blower

    That looks great!! I found an oval Kingsford charcoal grill like your on the street for garbage. It looks like new and it has been the best charcoal grill I have ever had. I use it almost exclusively and I have very large stainless grill from Sam's club.

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