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Steak Fajitas

Course Entree
Keyword fajitas, steak
Author TheSpicedLife


  • 2 lbs skirt or flank steak
  • marinade for steak see below
  • 2 sweet bell peppers preferably different colors, thickly sliced
  • 1 medium-large white onion thickly sliced
  • flour tortillas
  • shredded cheese I like cheddar and monterey jack
  • shredded Romaine or iceberg lettuce something with crunch
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • Mexican or southwestern style hot sauce
  • guacamole we left out


  • juice of 2-3 limes depending on juiciness--this marinade is not precise
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 Mexican oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic minced


  1. At least 1 hour before dinner, place the beef and the marinade into a plastic, seal-able bag (like Ziploc). Massage the meat with marinade and place it in the fridge. Massage and turn over ever 20 minutes--or if you start with more time, every 30-60 minutes. The lime in the acid has a cooking property, so begin marinading that day, not before.
  2. Preheat your grill; shake the steak off to remove the marinade and sprinkle salt and pepper on each side. When the grill is quite hot, add the steak. Cook to desired doneness--I like medium rare for fajitas (flank steak will take longer than skirt steak). Remove to a cutting board and tent with foil.
  3. While the steak is cooking, preheat your cast iron skillet on high. Get it nice and smoking hot. Add a little oil and add the onion with a pinch of salt. Toss every now and then--you want the onion to char in places (I suppose in the summer this could be done outside also on the grill in a grill basket or in the skillet on the grill). When it is partially done, add the peppers. Continue tossing and charring. I like the pepper to retain some bite but I like the onion completely cooked through. Do it to your taste.
  4. While the onions and peppers are cooking, and after the meat has rested for 10 minutes or so, slice the meat thinly against the grain. At the table or counter, place a bowl with the shredded cheese, one each with the lettuce, sour cream, guacamole and salsa. Don't forget the hot sauce! Place the sliced steak out and as soon as the peppers and onions are done, place them out also. Warm the flour tortillas in the microwave--wrap them in a towel with a sprinkle of water and heat for 2-3 minutes on 50% power. Place this all out and let your guests or family make their own fajitas. Vow to never pay for steak fajitas in a chain bar and grill again.