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Smoked Beef Cheek Tacos

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The beef cheek is incredibly tender and full of flavor. It’s marbled with fat and has a richness like no other cut of beef. This awesome creation as a traditional Mexican breakfast delicacy and it did not disappoint!

2HR 45MIN

Total Cooking Time

11

Ingredients
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Dedicated to all things barbecue, slow-smoked and grilled. I'm always working to improve my barbecue skills and smoking recipes and I love sharing it with you.
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Ingredients
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Servings:
12
Serves 12
6 lb
Beef Cheeks , trimmed
1/4 cup
Grande Gringo Mexican Seasoning
2 Tbsp
Killer Hogs Hot BBQ Rub
1
Onion , thinly sliced
10 cloves
Garlic , peeled
3 cups
Beef Stock
1/4 cup
Mexican Style Hot Sauce
For the Tacos
1
Small White Onion , finely chopped
1 bunch
1/2 cup
Cotija Cheese , grated
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Directions

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Step 1
Prepare Drum smoker for indirect cooking at 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Add Pecan wood chunks to hot coals for smoke flavor.
Step 2
Season Beef Cheeks (6 lb) with Grande Gringo Mexican Seasoning (1/4 cup) and Killer Hogs Hot BBQ Rub (2 Tbsp) .
Step 3
Place Beef Cheeks on pit and smoke for 2 hours.
Step 4
Remove beef cheeks from out and place in aluminum pan. Add Onion (1) , Garlic (10 cloves) , Beef Stock (3 cups) and Mexican Style Hot Sauce (1/4 cup) .
Step 5
Insert wired probe thermometer into one of beef cheeks; cover pan with aluminum foil; return to pit until internal temperature reaches 210 degrees F (98 degrees C).
Step 6
Rest the beef cheeks for at least 30 minutes and shred by hand. Drizzle with liquid from pan for moisture as needed.
Step 7
To build tacos: warm Small Corn Tortillas (12) on grill or stove top. Place shredded beef cheek on tortilla and top with White Onion (1) , Fresh Cilantro (1 bunch) and Cotija Cheese (1/2 cup) . Dress with a drizzle of braising liquid and serve.

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