Monday, July 21, 2008

Black Beans and Rice, with Brisket

I had all that brisket from yesterday, and decided to use some today. Its a twist on your classic Black Beans and Rice. But for the meat, its brisket instead of pork. Cooked up the beans from raw, and just before they were done, added some brisket, sauteed onions and green peppers, jalapeno peppers, and a whole load of spices including cayenne and cumin, salt, black pepper, and a few more. Then just the right amount of a couple of different hot sauces. Its spicy, but not blow your mind hot. Very filling, and very easy to make.

The chopped peppers and onions, and few of the many spices

The beans ready to eat (sorry, the pic is kind of washed out)

Plated up with some warm tortilla, and a little more hot sauce.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sunday Brisket, Burnt Ends, and Potato Salad

Picked up a 15 pound brisket, and threw it on at 7pm last night. It was just a little too big for the grate, so i cut a small piece off the flat. By 8:30 this morning, it was done!! Wrapped in foil and placed in a cooler with blankets to hold it at temp. Before i did that, i removed the point, and chopped that little extra flat piece, and threw them back on the cooker with some sauce, to make some burnt ends. Made a little homemade Potato Bacon salad. Should be a good Sunday Supper!

Raw and ready for smoke

13 hours later, with the point still sttached

The point chopped and mixed with some Jim Daddies Hickory sauce. in about 2 hours, these will be crispy and melt in your mouth tender at the same time.

Finished Burnt Ends

Finished Brisket

Time to Eat!!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Smoked Beef Adovado Enchiladas

The smoked beef I made last weekend was turned into Adovado Beef. I smoked the beef until 165, and pulled it off the smoker and put it in a dutch oven. Added half a quart of homemade adovado, and braised until it fell apart.

The smoked Adovado beef on a tortilla.

Add some beans

Then some cheese

into the pan.

Out of the oven, ready to eat

Plated up with some sour cream.

Eye of Round on a Spit, and Kabobs

Had a birthday party last weekend for my daughters second birthday. I had to use a gasser, and leave the smoker at home. Cooked an Eye of Round roast on the spit, and did some Chicken and veggie kabobs too. May not be true BBQ, but is was damn tasty, and went down real nice with a couple of ice cold beers!