Monday, January 18, 2010

faboo fajitas!

after avoiding red meat for approximately 15 years, and only starting to experiment with it in the last year or so, what better way to experiment with steak than in Fajitas? Every time we go to Chilis, my husband orders the steak fajitas. he then spends the following 20 minutes or so in food heaven, having fajita-gasms. what could be not awesome about steak fajitas?

apparently, nothing!

I am pretty sure this recipe came from one of The Kitchn's recipe contests, but I could be wrong. For now tho, I am going to credit that site with providing this recipe.

be prepared and be rewarded!

Prepare - the recipe require 4+ hours of marinating. Prep your meat and veggies the night before, or that morning before you head off to work. Takes about 5 minutes.

Be Rewarded! once everything is marinated, you can have dinner on the table in 15 minutes, with about 3 minutes of actual work.

Easy Steak Fajitas

1 lb flank steak *
3 tbsp lime juice
1 red onion, cut in half then sliced thickly
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 sweet peppers, any color, seeded and sliced
1/2 cup bottled salsa

Combine all in a zip lock bag, marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours, turning the bag over every so often.

when ready to eat, have ready:

Flour Tortillas, and Fajita toppings, such as more salsa, chopped cilantro, sour cream (or greek yogurt!), lettuce, shredded cheese, etc

get the broiler started. remove steak & all veggies from bag, discard excess marinade. place steak & veggies on broiler pan, and broil 14-16 minutes, turning steak over halfway through. warm the tortillas on the stove or in the microwave.

When steak is done (to your level of doneness - charred, pink inside, whatever), slice it into thin slices, diagonally across the grain.

Fill your torillas with a peice or two of steak, some veggies, and whatever fajita toppings you like, and enjoy!!

Now I know why Fajitas at Chili's are so popular!

* anyone know of a cheaper cut that would work just as well? Flank steak is super tasty, but nearly broke the bank!

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