FAJITAS BY SALLYE

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By
@grandedame

Skirt steak is one of the least tender cuts of beef. Fajitas take that intrinsically tough meat and make it a tender succulent meal through judicious use of spices and cooking in true Tex-Mex tradition.

Of course, you can also use this same recipe with chicken thighs or breasts as the meat.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
8 Hr
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    beef skirt steak
  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp
    lime or lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme (whole if available)
  • 1 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    oregano
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced dried onion
  • 1 tsp
    cumin
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1 medium
    green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium
    red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium
    white onion, sliced

How to Make FAJITAS BY SALLYE

Step-by-Step

  1. You can substitute chicken, pork, flat iron or flank steak for the skirt steak
  2. Combine oil, lemon juice, vinegar, water and all the spices in a mixing bowl.

    Whisk until mixture is well blended and smooth
  3. Place skirt steak in a ziplock bag

    Pour spice mixture over the meat in the bag and zip the bag up tightly.

    Place in refrigerator for 6-8 hours, turning every few hours so all parts of meat are marinated
  4. About one hour before you are ready to cook, cut up the peppers and onions.

    Peel and quarter the onions, then cut into thin wedges.

    Cut peppers in half, remove core, membranes and seeds then cut into thin wedges.

    Place the onions and peppers in the ziplock bag with the meat and marinade.
  5. When ready to cook, remove from fridge and allow to set about 15 minutes before cooking

    Place meat on grill and cook over hot coals about 10 minutes turning once.

    Remove from grill and cover with foil and allow to rest for about 10 minutes.

    While cooked meat is resting, grill the peppers and onions about 5-10 minutes, checking often to keep them from burning

    Remove from grill to serving dish
  6. Serve with flour tortillas, salsa, guacomale and/or other condiments.

    Oh yeah, and plenty of napkins. Enjoy.

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About FAJITAS BY SALLYE

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: For Kids



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