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meat for tacos

Post by beginner » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:17 pm

Hey guys, our last cook was a great success with everything going to plan. My next challenge will be NYE and have this time decided on semi-DIY tacos, these will be delicious because I'm going cook the meat and allow everyone to fill as they please. Problem is I'm having trouble deciding what to cook.

Thus far I have decided on smoked pulled pork and pulled brisket, these are tasty and I find them convenient for making the required sized batches. I'm looking for 2 or 3 more meats that would suit a taco. I may finish cooking some / all the meat the night before and serve warm / cold, may have something fresh going on the day, some fish maybe, this is all TBD.

Equipment at my disposal - 1 x WSM, 1 x mini WSM, 3 x weber kettle, 2 x oven, 1 gasser hotplate.

Also any ideas for the veggies would help too

Thanks for your suggestions!!


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Re: meat for tacos

Post by Smokey » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:35 pm

marinated and grilled Skirt steak, sliced fine against the grain goes down well with taco.
I also use it in Phily cheese steak rolls where I fine slice it raw then sear it on a hot plate with seasonings.
That also makes for great tex mex
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Re: meat for tacos

Post by Groovy Gorilla » Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:00 pm

Sort out your Pico De Gallo and you Guacamole
Keep it fresh so make it as late as possible
Pickle the garlic and onion in lime juice before had to remove the burning raw taste.
When I was in Mexico besides the usual tacos there was lots of barbecued corn and fish tacos and barbequed cactus leaves
and plenty of beer
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Re: meat for tacos

Post by urbangriller » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:11 pm

Shredded slow cooked beef rib! Can't beat it for taco!

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Re: meat for tacos

Post by titch » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:25 pm

Chicken thigh
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meat for tacos

Post by Nath » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:51 pm

For fish tacos, I usually use flathead fillets, a light coat in very thin beer batter then Panko crumb and fry. Soo good! I always use leftover pulled beef and pork works great/


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Post by Bear » Thu Dec 18, 2014 12:10 am

Beef cheeks are the best for tacos. Slow cook them & shred: Ultimate!

To get some ideas on how to cook them, search for urbangriller's "Twice cooked beef cheeks" recipe. Maybe substitute some Mexican ingredients in the rub.
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Re: meat for tacos

Post by Bentley » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:15 am

Or Flank, just cant be beat! And you have not had a taco, till you have had a deep fried fish taco w/cabbage and Lime/Aioli mayo dressing! Cod, or Pollock work very well!
Smokey wrote:marinated and grilled Skirt steak, sliced fine against the grain goes down well with taco.
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Re: meat for tacos

Post by Flippo » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:55 am

I'd use chuck for the pulled beef. Better than brisket in my opinion

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Re: meat for tacos

Post by beginner » Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:40 pm

awesome guys, this thread is delicious. will do a little research and hopefully run a couple of tests. For today though, easy pork belly rolls from the Q, will try snap a few pics.

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Re: meat for tacos

Post by Card Shark » Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:25 pm

Flippo wrote:I'd use chuck for the pulled beef. Better than brisket in my opinion
+1, tacos or chilli, cheap and perfect for left over chucky.

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Re: meat for tacos

Post by Smokey » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:42 pm

Interesting, It's obvious that it's peasant meat that is used. There is also a distinct difference in flavour profile between slow cooked meat and grilled shaved meat. And then there is plain old topside mince.
Considering the small amount of meat used in a taco, All of the above have the flavour to pull it off
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Re: meat for tacos

Post by Card Shark » Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:53 pm

"Peasant" meat Sir smoke a lot :wink:

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Re: meat for tacos

Post by Smokey » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:00 pm

Card Shark wrote:"Peasant" meat Sir smoke a lot :wink:
Your excused
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Re: meat for tacos

Post by beginner » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:59 pm

Card Shark wrote:
Flippo wrote:I'd use chuck for the pulled beef. Better than brisket in my opinion
+1, tacos or chilli, cheap and perfect for left over chucky.
use supermarket slivers in my winter stew, how big can a piece get?


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