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Offline Smokin Don

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Smoked & Braised Black Porter Beef
« Reply #-1 on: May 22, 2016, 11:39:26 PM »
May 22 2016

My wife is in the Little Sister program at school. She goes twice a month to eat lunch with a 6th grader. For the end of the year they had a bus trip to see a minor league ball game so she was gone most of the day.

I had bought a chuck roast, just less than 3 pounds and wanted to do it today. I had done one this winter using black porter beer in the Crockpot that was good. I decided I would smoke it for 2 hours then sear it in a CI skillet and then in a Crockpot to braise all afternoon in the beer.

Last night I placed the roast on a rack and coated both sides with kosher salt. It was in the fridge just over 8 hours for a little dry cure. This morning I added some ground coffee and ground black pepper to both sides. It went on my Traeger at 190 deg. for two hours of smoke.

I had to cut the small piece off to get it in the skillet and seared both pieces in a little grape seed oil 3 minutes per side. I let it rest while I used the skillet to sauté some onions and garlic.

I coarsely chopped 2 ½ med. sized Vidalia onions and 4 cloves of minced garlic. They went in the skillet with a pat of butter, salt and pepper and cooked until the onions were just getting a little brown. I then added just enough of the beer to deglaze the skillet and then poured all into a Crockpot. I placed the roast on top; I just had enough room for one layer after cutting the small piece in half.

I added my Deschutse Black Porter to come near the top of the roast. It was on high about 45 minutes and then went to low for 6 hours. I skimmed off most of the fat then I removed the meat and was so tender had to use a spatula. I removed most of the fat, did a coarse chop and back into the pot and turned it to high while I made a side.

As is this would make a great French dip served on a crusty roll. I had some COWB, cheap ole white buns, on hand so that’s what I used for my sandwich. I had some Fiesta lime corn left for a side. I first coated my bun with some olive oil and toasted in the skillet. Then I diced a slice of bacon some onions and green peppers. When the bacon was getting brown I added the onions and pepper and then the corn and fried for a while.

I had a big scoop of the beef on my sandwich with some mustard and the corn on the side. That was a mighty good sandwich! I think the coffee did add to the flavor.

When my wife got home she was still a little hungry so she had a small bowl of the beef and what corn was left. I asked what she thought of the beef and she said great flavor!

I know it's a lot of pics but that beef went through a lot to get to my stomach!



























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Re: Smoked & Braised Black Porter Beef
« on: May 23, 2016, 10:08:08 AM »
Don that looks really good! I love everything about this meal!

I currently have some Deschutes Black Porter in the fridge along with their Citrus blend. My favorite of their's is the Fresh Squeezed IPA. It is an easy drinking IPA (around 6%) with all the flavor.
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Re: Smoked & Braised Black Porter Beef
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 10:14:10 AM »
Great plate of food Don!

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Re: Smoked & Braised Black Porter Beef
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 11:16:39 AM »
As I said before I want to be Don to be my friendly neighbor.
Good meal.
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Re: Smoked & Braised Black Porter Beef
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 11:18:17 AM »
 Bookmarked!  Looks great!  Don
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Re: Smoked & Braised Black Porter Beef
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2016, 05:09:45 PM »
Wow, that looks good ! ! !

I only have one question . . . . it relates to cooking liquids . . . . I've always heard (and so consequently this is what I do) that you should not cook with a wine that you would not drink . . . . So, I've always assumed tha the sa,e would be true for beer.

If so, I'm a little lost

You cook with


You drink


Just got spun around there for minute ! ! !





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Smoked & Braised Black Porter Beef
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2016, 08:16:12 PM »
Killer plate of food
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Re: Smoked & Braised Black Porter Beef
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2016, 09:31:16 PM »
Wow, that looks good ! ! !

I only have one question . . . . it relates to cooking liquids . . . . I've always heard (and so consequently this is what I do) that you should not cook with a wine that you would not drink . . . . So, I've always assumed tha the sa,e would be true for beer.

If so, I'm a little lost

You cook with


You drink


Just got spun around there for minute ! ! !

BD
I do cook with Keystone if I use a lager beer. Keystone is my everyday beer and I like all kinds of craft beers at times. If you want to pay my beer tab then I'll drink good craft beer all the time!!! :) Don


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I think I am starting to age!
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