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leftover-steak steak fajitas

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Cheryl Ross
Charleston, WV

not quite sure what to do with that not-so-tender leftover steak? Funny thing, I electric-grilled 4 for Sunday dinner & 2 of 'em turned out cut-butter-with-a-hot-knife tender..the other 2, not so much..thicker cuts..I shoulda known better & adjusted my cooking time! Still, I came up with this really tasty follow-up; hope y'all enjoy! BTW, I didn't really measure anything, so adjust the seasonings to your individual tastes!

★★★★★ 2
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For leftover-steak steak fajitas

  • leftover grilled steak, sliced thin
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 sm
    onion, sliced
  • 1 sm
    green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 sm
    red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 c
    water or beef broth
  • dash
    sriracha or other hot sauce
  • flour tortillas

How To Make leftover-steak steak fajitas

  • 1
    I used some pre-fajita-cut veggies, but if you're using the ones as listed here, put them all in a small- to medium-size bowl.
  • 2
    I took the leftover grilled steak, moistened it with a little water, covered with a paper towel on a glass plate & microwaved it about 90 seconds.
  • 3
    After removing from the microwave, let it cool and slice it at a diagonal angle real thin., toss it into a hot skillet with about 1-2 T olive oil & sautée for maybe a minute.
  • 4
    Add the sliced veggies to the skillet & sautée for another minute.
  • 5
    Sprinkle the meat & veggies mixture with some black pepper, crushed red pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, and a splash of that tomato-free hot chili sauce I can't live without (but also can't spell worth a darn)..Sriracha, I think.
  • 6
    Stir it all together, then add about 1/4 cup of water (or beef broth), cover, & let it simmer real low & slow until the steak is tender.
  • 7
    Warm flour tortillas in microwave. Spoon the fajita mixture down the center of the tortilla. Add whatever other toppings you like -- salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole, etc -- fold, and Muy delicioso! (I'm eating mine with a dollop of sour cream 'cuz I forgot the bowl that had my other toppings, but you can also throw it on top of some shredded lettuce for a great salad if you're cutting back on carbs...)