Monday, July 27, 2015

Grillin' Up Steak Fajitas



 Photo myrecipes.com/ Recipe CabinLife


Fajitas are a tasty and fun dish to serve for family and friends and grilled flank steak is a great steak for this dish. Because it is the best inexpensive cut of steak, it tends to be tougher, but the marinade allows the meat to soften and add flavor to this dish.

Marinade:  Combine in a small bowl, 2 tablespoons olive oil, two chopped garlic cloves,  2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon chili powder, two teaspoons chopped cilantro, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.  Sprinkle 1 (1 1/2 lb) flank steak with salt and pepper on both sides and place in the marinade for 25- 30 minutes.

Heat the grill to medium-high heat.  Place the steak on the grill and cook 2-3 minutes.  Give quarter turn and cook 2-3 minutes.  Flip steak and grill another 2-3 minutes.  Give one last quarter turn and finish for a final 2-3 minutes.  Remove the steak from the grill and allow to rest 2-3 minutes so the juices stay in before cutting.

Slice the flank steak against the grain (allowing the meat to be more tender).
Slice 1 red pepper, green pepper and a medium sized onion into big slices and grill vegetables 4-5 minutes until they start to become tender.  Remove and cut into thin strips.
Using a heavy skillet, add oil and vinegar mixture , and stir in peppers and onions. Place the sliced steak on top of the onions and peppers to blend.

Serve warm immediately on warm tortillas (can heat in oven wrapped in foil for a couple of minutes at 350 or wrap tortillas in damp paper towel and microwave for a minute.
Serve with cut up limes, sour cream, and shredded pepper jack cheese.

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