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Speakeasy Hangouts

We run Speakeasy Hangout Events every month at our BBQ Distro HQ in Grand Prairie, TX. Food, music, fun, and laugh for the whole family. Pull up! 

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BBQ Distro's Speakeasy Event: July 1, 2023

BBQ Distro's Speakeasy Event: July 1, 2023

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What a blast! Shout out to Victor Lopez (IG: victorlopez_mijo), from NOMAD Grills, for cooking up some amazing tacos. Recipe below!

See you at the next one!

BBQ Distro Speakeasy Hangout: October , 2023
BBQ Distro Speakeasy Hangout: October , 2023
Join the BBQ Distro crew, plus friends and family at our monthly Speakeasy Hangout! We'll be cooking up some free food, handing out ice cold Lone Stars, and enjoying the Saturday sun across the street from the Grand Prairie farmers market. Let's go!
Oct 07, 2023, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
BBQ Distro & Speakeasy,
105 W Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050, USA

Damn, who made those tacos?

Victor Lopez,

NOMAD Grills

IG: victorlopez_mijo)


RECIPE! More like this can be found HERE.


Smoke Beef Rib Banh Mi Tacos

Beef Rib Ingredients

Banh Mi Ingredients

  • Carrots (4)

  • Cucumbers (2)

  • Cilantro (1)

  • Jalapeno (2)

  • White Vinegar (1 cup)

  • Water (1 cup)

  • Sugar (1 tsp. 

  • Salt (1 tsp.)

  • Axel Crushed Red Pepper Seasoning (1 tsp)

  • Dill (1)

  • Coriander Seed (1 tsp) 

Preparation Steps

  1. Start your backyard smoker prior to starting the preparation process. You’ll want to run your smoker at 250-265  degrees for this cook. 

  2. While your smoker is heating up, lather your beef ribs with a binder (mustard) and season them with Zavala’s Beef Rub. Be sure to cover the entire beef rib rack to ensure you build a nice bark through the cook. 

  3. Once the beef ribs have been seasoned, place on your smoker grate away from the fire box.. It’s important to let these smoke low and slow so they don’t overcook in the first few hours. 

  4. While these beef ribs are smoking, you’ll have time to prep your Banh Mi taco toppings. You’ll want to first thinly slice your cucumber into discs and store in a plastic container. Refrigerate these since they will be used later. You’ll then want to cut the stems off the cilantro and also store in a plastic container. Prepping this will make plating the tacos much easier in the end.  

  5. Next, you’ll want to thinly slice your carrots. We recommend using a kitchen mandolin to Julienne the carrots. While it’s not required at all, we recommend pickling the carrots for an extra level of flavor. To do that, you’ll just need to boil 1 part vinegar & 1 part water. As it approaches a boil, incorporate salt, sugar, Axel’s crushed red pepper seasoning, and coriander seeds. 

  6. Once it reaches a boil, pour this into a mason jar that has your julienne carrots, sliced  jalapenos and dill. Let this rest at room temperature until cool and refrigerate. 

  7. Check on your smoked ribs halfway through (4 hours) and check the temperature. Once these ribs have reached 165 internal temperature wrap in foil and allow them to cook to 205 internal temperature. Once done, take the ribs out of the foil and wrap once more in butcher paper to let rest. 

  8. Now it’s time to prep the grill to sear the ribs with the S.W.A.T sauce. In this cook, we’ll be using the Nomad. Light your coals while your ribs are resting and make sure the coals are ashed over and glowing at their core. 

  9. In a separate pan or cast iron dish, pour half a bottle of S.W.A.T sauce, 1 Lone Star  beer, and a teaspoon of Zavala’s beef rub. Mix and heat up the mop sauce for application. Mop each beef rib rack with the mop sauce and sear until another layer of crust is built. 

  10. Once the ribs are seared, slice and place into a tortilla with your prepped Banh Mi toppings (Cucumber, Pickled Carrots, and Cilantro). Lastly, take your mop sauce and drizzle one more helping of that S.W.A.T sauce. 

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