Pork Belly, Venison Steaks, ABTs and More

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Red Fajita Smoked Pork Belly

Pork belly rubbed with a mix of,
3T Lawry's Red Fajita spice mix
1T Ancho chile powder
2t Cumin, ground
2t Mexican Oregano

Fire up the smoker with mesquite, temp 350°-375°,
Smoke for approx 3 hours to an IT of 145°.




Grilled Venison

Dry brined venison steaks, rubbed with olive oil and spiced with Lawry's Seasoned Salt.
Grilled over very high heat to medium rare.


ABTs, Bacon, Garlic and Queso Oaxaca

Cored Jalapeno chiles stuffed with a spicy bacon/garlic mix and Oaxaca cheese.
Then wrapped with bacon and smoked at 350°-375°.
I let them get some smoke flavor/color and then crisped them under broiler.

9 large Jalapeno chiles
9 sticks of favorite melting cheese, cut to leave room in the chiles
1/2C fresh bacon crumbles
1T Garlic, minced
Lawry's Red Fajita spice mix, enough to give the bacon some red color.
Put the cheese in chiles and then stuff with bacon mix.
Halve some strips of bacon, wrap these lengthwise and over the top of the chiles to hold in the filling. Take another strip of bacon and spiral wrap the chiles, use toothpicks to hold bacon in place.





Arbol Spiced Mexican Rice with Pork Belly

This is my Mexican Rice recipe with extra Cumin and a generous amount of Arbol chile powder added.
And to top it off I cubed about a pound of the pork belly and added it in.



The Money Shot

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Mighty "Good lookin' cookin'" going on there Chile! Headed to Sam's today and you made me remember to finally try Pork belly. You definitely have a talent sir.
Excuse me, I just burped after reading this one. Those plates look fantastic John.

Point for sure
CR, I'll be down for a plate of that ! :) Nice job, it looks delicious!
Chili looks gear as always LIKES
Thanks guys, appreciate the compliments and Likes.
Just had a big bowl of the rice and last of the belly for breakfast, excellent stuff.
That’s some fine eating Chili! I especially will have to try that spice mix on a belly or two. Pork belly is my absolute favorite for smoking.
Great looking Stuff, John!!!
As my Dad used to say, "Ay-Yai-Yai, That Guy can Cook!!"

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