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Carne Asada Tacos in under 30 minutes

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My wife often complains that I take too long to cook the meals I make so there was a “30 Minute & Under Meal” Throwdown going on that was just what the wife ordered.  I must say that when you’re on the clock you really have to think things out a whole lot more. Preparing the grill was not included in the 30 minutes, but what’s the fastest way to get a load of charcoal going? Chimney on the side burner of course. I left it on here for around 5 minutes.

 

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I then moved it over to my Weber OTS and it was ready 5 minutes later.

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I then went into the house where I had all my ingredients set out already. I love this pre-marinated skirt steak they sell at Costco. Also shown are a batch of Pico de Gallo I had made up on Wednesday, Costco Mexican cheese, corn tortillas from the local tortillaria, some Jocoque cream and some Tapatio hot sauce. Also had the stopwatch feature set on our ipod.

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Wasted 6 seconds just to get a pic of the stopwatch going.

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Cut the meat out of the packaging and placed it on the grill. This took 3 minutes. :shock:

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I then started warming up the tortillas.

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Meat flipped at 7 minutes.

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After another 7 minutes it was done.

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Cut it up into Taco sized pieces.

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And made up 3 tacos and plated them with a nice cerveza.

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Money shot!

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And we’re ready to eat!

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One of my favorite meals in fewer than 30 minutes. :)

 

Thanks for looking.

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Those are some killer tacos especially if they were made in under 30.

My son is the one coming over to the grill to see if the food is ready every 5 minutes:)

So we end up playing bean bag toss to keep his mind off food:)

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Nice job, DH.  I have the same issue at my home.  My wife says, "If you want dinner on the table by 7:00, it's 2:00, you better start now!" 

Thank you Jack. I get the same comment but usually around noon. :shock:

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Great job Jeff... looks very good!  Tacos, as well, are one of my faves!!

 

Like you, I've heard the same thing at my home more than once... "why is the dinner prep taking soooo long?"

 

One thing that I have discovered I really love about kamados... is that I can light it WAY in advance, and just let it idle at desired temp until it's time to roll...

 

I get home from work, and immediately light up BigJOE... and 1-1.5 hours later, when it's time to cook, he's ready for action.  The efficiency of kamados is something that I really love.

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Those are some killer tacos especially if they were made in under 30.

My son is the one coming over to the grill to see if the food is ready every 5 minutes:)

So we end up playing bean bag toss to keep his mind off food:)

Thank you Jose. While I'm cooking, Husker comes by and smells the kamado from time to time. Does that count? :lol:

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