Making Dutch's Enchiladas Today - Still Snowing

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Master of the Pit
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Jul 16, 2006
Northern NY (Adirondacks)
Howdy folks,

Just digging out from Mother Nature's latest "blessing". We got clobbered on Valentine's Day and again on St. Patrick's Day. Not looking forward to any more "holidays".

Latest picture of the back yard. (The higher lump of snow is the picnic table)


Smoking a 3 lb rump roast with apple wood. Will be following Dutch's recipe for the enchilada filling. Will be making a red enchilada sauce from "scratch" because I've been "itching" to learn new recipes. Smoker holding at 235F without problems even though ambient air was 12 friggin' degrees Fahrenheit at smoker start. I started the smoker and then ran the snowblower. There's nothing like the smell of snowblower exhaust in the morning.

Hour 1 beef (hot dogs are for lunch)


Will post more pics later.

Take care, have fun, and do good!



Link to Dutch's Post
Meowy we got about 8 " here in central pa. looking great.. got a turkey on the rottiserie here can't wait to eat i'm starving from pushing snow since 5am

I feel your pain!! This past week we had finally gotten the roof clear and ALL the ice melted from the walks and driveway. Get to start over again.

Beef hour 3


More later!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


Hey meowey

That 3 hour photo looks damn close to the old "vaporized blue bourbon trick"

Man you surely got plenty of the white stuff

Like you say "take care and do good"

I thought of you when I snapped that pic. I had just sprayed with the AJ/Bourbon mix. LOL!

Yea, we have got white stuff. I wonder how much snow Monty has been plowing.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


Looking there on the food meowey,,, well that same storm hit me with 3-in. of ice !!! I was choping all day... i`m ready for some hard liquor tonite .....couldn`t even do my hole driveway ..only a pathway up from the bottome of d/w !! i`ll have to take a pic and get it up !! well enjoy !!
Looks wonderfull so far Meowey, that is an incredible picture with the smoke wafting of the meat!!! Also looking foward to seeing the finished product as I am planning on trying this tommorow.

Sounds like quite a few of you recieved some real nasty weather....stay safe and warm.
Well folks,

Here are the final pics.

Beef Done






Pan of Enchiladas


Plated and Delicious


The taste of these are out of this world. I don't need to order enchiladas in a restaurant anymore. Dutch, this recipe is a keeper. I did make my own sauce, which is also a keeper. The flavor of the beef by itself is fantastic, and when you add the sauce, onions and diced green chilles it blew my mind.

The only issue I had was that the beef plateaued at 155F for 2 hours, which put me hard against a deadline. I foiled it after 2 hours at 155F and took it up to 180F. The beef did not shred easily. I figure that the next time I will foil a little sooner and also go up to 195. Today I did not wrap in towels and rest in a cooler because of the time issue. Next time I will smoke the beef a day ahead and be sure to rest it before shredding.

I have been informed in no uncertain terms that I MUST do this again. I will gladly comply.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


My complements to the chef

Looks absolutely great!

Time constraints? You had company with all that snow?
In Illinois we hibernate when it gets that deep

Guess Monty is very busy again, probably knee deep in snow plows!
Like Monty, a "little" snow does not stop most folks around here.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


71 warm wonderful degrees outside, the St. Paddy's Day parade was enjoyable and as always-the Pipe Bands were FANTASTIC!!!

That is one good looking plate of food, Meowey!! Lets see, a little sour cream and some salsa on top and it would look just like the enchiladas that I made and had!!!

Erin go Braugh!!
Meowey, I have never tried to put a fork through my moniter before.....looks unbelievably good!!!

Playing poker tonight and everyone is here, and I asked them to come take a look at the pictures and they said " mmmmmmmmmm, how can we do that.....

Thanks Dutch!!!

Here is how I made the sauce.

Red Enchilada Sauce

3 TBL Shortening (I used Crisco)
3 TBL Flour
¼ Cup Chili Powder
8 oz Tomato sauce
14.5 oz Beef Broth
1 tsp Jalapeno Sauce (I have Boar’s Head brand)

Melt the fat and add flour to make a roux – cook until light brown

Add stock, tomato sauce, chili powder, and jalapeno sauce

Bring up and then simmer 4-5 minutes – thin with water to suit your preference

Makes about 3 cups of sauce

Fairly mild – you can “kick it up” a notch by adding more jalapeno sauce and chili powder

(My chili powder has cumin, oregano and garlic already in the mix)

Take care, have fun, and do good!


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