Sunday Chuck Shepherd Pie!

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civilsmoker

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What a better day to smoke a chuck than a nice crisp Sunday....
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This chuck had some nice marbling and had to come home from the store.....
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Seasoned up with a combination of kinders....master salt and prime rib.
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the chucked looked lonely so had to have some company on the journey......some spam, red wine and beef broth....
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On the the RT1250 on the top rack with the pan below the chuck.....doing this smoke@ 275
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Holy smokes this makes me hungry and that smoking spam made me want some NOW!
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ok I feel better now......Bacon Spam!......now I can have the patience till din din.....
 
I came for the shepherd’s pie and tripped over the “Spam Bacon.” I never knew that was a thing. I’ve never purchased Spam. I might need to consider that now.

oh man Sven......you need to get some! It is perfect for breakfast hash and such. Smoking it tames the super salty side of it and makes it very tasty! It’s also good for the pantry because of the multi year self life.....lol
 
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Hahahaha! That’s hilarious and it looks delicious. I’m assuming you don’t season it at all, right? I love me syrup on salty smoky meats. Nice work on the chuck!
No season required.....it is the seasoning for the hash or anything else. Just slice it, dice it, sear it, smoke it.....eat it.... LOL
 
My wife and I were just talking about doing Shepards pie with brisket I’d definitely take the chuckie though!

I’ve never personally done the smoked spam, but a good Hawaiian buddy of mine did it ALL of the time! Pity the man who would turn there nose up to it in Dukes line of sight! On the island we had Musubi for breakfast everyday! Great stuff!
 
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Yoe spam is on the menu a lot here. I like sammies with mustard and crispy spam. Your meal is looking good civil.
What's the sausage?


Warren
 
My wife and I were just talking about doing Shepards pie with brisket I’d definitely take the chuckie though!

I’ve never personally done the smoked spam, but a good Hawaiian buddy of mine did it ALL of the time! Pity the man who would turn there nose up to it in Dukes line of sight! On the island we had Musubi for breakfast everyday! Great stuff!
the boy had been talking about shepherd pie so when I walked by the chuck it was hello!

smoked spam is really it’s calling!

Looks great! I put spam on for a lot of my cooks. Makes a great snack.
Bingo! It’s just one of those things!
 
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Yoe spam is on the menu a lot here. I like sammies with mustard and crispy spam. Your meal is looking good civil.
What's the sausage?


Warren
I’m going to have some with sweet hot mustard, cheese and crackers.....

the little sausages were just little beef smokies. I think hilshirie farms....normally simmer them in BBQ sauce but just plain seared and dipped in syrup.....
 
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Resting in the oven @170 now till we build the pie......I can’t wait!
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I'm not sure about the spam. When I was a kid my mom served it all the time. Has infinite shelf life and doesn't require much to prepare. I couldn't stand it, and way too salty.

But the shepherds pie looks delicious.
 
More prep pics!

The pulled product!
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The wife made a flour butter roux with sweet onions the the base with beef broth and the pan reserves
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All reduced and thicker with the chuck!
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oh my I AM HUNGRY!
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Oh I should mention that the gravy base also had Marsala to give it a rich body to it!

here is the build......chucky gravy with some veg......
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All that topped with GR Yukon mash & Colby jack! Then in the oven at 450
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Bamb! Topped with some greens and some toasted bread!
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thanks for joining the ride!
 
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