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Skewered Bacon Wrapped Sirloin Filet W / Veggies (Pics)

tx smoker

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Seen a few kabob threads recently and I've posted one or two. We used to make these regularly but for some reason let them go by the wayside until a few months ago. With this new found love affair with an old flame I decided to ratchet it up a bit and make something a bit more elevated a few days ago. It was still a quick and easy meal but a notch or two above what one would consider a shishkabob. I did whole sirloin filets that had been bacon wrapped and seasoned. Also did some pasta shells tossed with homemade beef gravy.

Here are the filets. An 8 oz. for me and a 6 oz. for Tracy
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Start the gravy. First thing, you gotta make a roux. Butter and flour
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Roux darkening up. Time to add the rest of the stuff
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All the goodies into the gravy pan. Now just need to let it simmer and thicken up
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The steaks. Seasoned and bacon wrapped. Just salt and pepper
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Onto the grill to sear real quick. Was afraid the veggies would burn before the steaks hit temp. They are pretty thick
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Veggies all cut up
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Gravy all done. This stuff is amazing!! About the best gravy I've ever made
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Steaks lightly seared
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Skewer all the goodies
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Back on the grill to finish the steaks and char the veggies a bit. Brushed with copious amounts of garlic butter
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Coming along nicely
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Mix the gravy into the pasta shells
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And here's the money shot. Dinner plated and ready to eat
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This was a fun and very tasty adaptation of a shishkabob. As good as the steaks and veggies were, the star was the pasta and gravy. Man oh man that stuff was good!! I know Ryan ( B Brokenhandle ), gravy is a food group in and of itself :emoji_wink: After all the meat and veggies were gone from the skewer, we both went back for more of the pasta and there's wasn't a nibble left. I didn't write down anything or measure anything, but here's what went into the gravy:

-Butter and flour for the roux
-Beef broth
-Beef bouillon
-Black pepper
-Minced onion

That's it. So simple yet so delicious. Next time though I won't pre-cook the steaks. They were still nice and pink but leaning toward medium whereas I'd prefer them medium rare. No shot of the sliced steak because the plate went really ugly when I started slicing. Stuff was getting pushed all over the plate so I stopped taking pics where I did. Now the cogs are turning to see what other dastardly things I can run a bamboo shoot through and cook up. These were a smash hit and on the rotation now, just gotta think of how to make them better...or tastily different. So many different variations of things you can do like this you'll never run out of options. What fun this one was!!

Thanks for dropping in. Stay safe out there everybody!!
Robert
 
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Wow, just another in a seemingly endless line of culinary masterpieces Robert, big Like! I can't remember every making gravy but I think I've got enough information from your post to give it a try, beautiful piece of work! RAY
 

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Nice Job, Like that Idea

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Saw that kabob and was like
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Looks awesome Robert! I wouldn't have thought to put the gravy on noodles but looks like it all went very well together. Another fine looking meal my friend!
 

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That works. Simple, no long marinating in complex solutions. Meat, Veg and Gravy over Macaroni...That's 'MERICAN FOOD!...JJ
 

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That looks great Robert. Craziest kabob I've ever seen lol. I'd nail it though. Also I love gravy on pasta and rice. Your's looks delicious
 

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WOW, WOW, WOW! That looks amazing! I'm gonna need more gravy tho...I'd have gravy over all of it. Although it'd be pretty big i bet I could make a gravy sammy out of it, just like Misplaced Nebraskan Misplaced Nebraskan would! Very nice Robert!

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Another touch down for Robert! Great job my friend!
 

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That looks absolutely wonderful over the pasta Robert! If I were seated at your dinner table, I would very politely ask if I could have more gravy to dump over the whole dish.

Very nicely done!
 

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Another awesome meal by the guy from Texas.

Warren
 

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looks like another great meal Robert!
 

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Looks awesome Robert!! That’s one hell of a chunk of meat on a skewer!! I love a good filet and that all looks very tasty.
 

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Looks mighty tasty Robert!
Nicely done!
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Lookin' real good Robert! Love the gravy over the pasta. When we were kids, many years ago, we used to put brown gravy over french fries. Haven't thought about that in years, until I saw your post.
Great kabob idea with that filet too done whole and not cut up.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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Looks good Robert. Nice presentation.

I have never heard of Piedmontese beef before. What is different about it?
 

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Wow, just another in a seemingly endless line of culinary masterpieces Robert, big Like! I can't remember every making gravy but I think I've got enough information from your post to give it a try, beautiful piece of work!
Thank you Ray!! I used to buy all my gravy but had a taste for some one evening and didn't have any on hand. threw some together and it was far better than store bought. Made many, many different flavors over the past year or so. It's super easy to do.

Nice Job, Like that Idea
Thank you Gary. It was an interesting idea and a fun cook to put together.

Looks awesome Robert! I wouldn't have thought to put the gravy on noodles but looks like it all went very well together. Another fine looking meal my friend!
Very much appreciate it John. I've done gravy over pasta many times and it's just become something we do regularly. Heck, mac & cheese is nothing but cheese gravy over pasta so there's really no difference except flavor.

Robert
 

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That works. Simple, no long marinating in complex solutions. Meat, Veg and Gravy over Macaroni...That's 'MERICAN FOOD!..
Hadn't thought about it in those terms but it's inarguable. Just god ol' simple, tasty, "Merican food. Couldn't stste it much better than that.

Yep, done it again Robert!

Very nice indeed...

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That looks great Robert. Craziest kabob I've ever seen lol. I'd nail it though. Also I love gravy on pasta and rice. Your's looks delicious
Too funny Jake but thank you. You're well aware that I''m known to do come pretty crazy stuff once in a while. This is not exception. Wait till you see what I did last night :emoji_wink:

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WOW, WOW, WOW! That looks amazing! I'm gonna need more gravy tho...
Well, what can I say Ryan except thank you. There was actually over a quart of gravy on those noodles. The shells have a way of hiding the gravy inside. you get lots, you just can't see it.

Another touch down for Robert! Great job my friend!
Sincere thanks Steve...now get back to your family and your vacation. There's time for the forum when you get home. Be safe though!! It's crazy times we're in right now.

Nice work !
Thank you Chop. Appreciate it.

Robert
 

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