Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas

Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas

The days are getting longer. The sun is starting to shine. It’s time to fire up the grill and start cooking up some amazing meats. Last summer, I created a zesty Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas recipe. I couldn’t wait for spring so I could start grilling these up. I’ve tried searing them in a cast iron skillet and broiling them in the oven. Neither way compares to grilling. There’s something about the caramelization process during grilling that really brings out the flavors in food.

Like most marinades, this marinade is relatively simple. Another great thing about marinades is the flexibility. I am partial to garlic, so I add a little extra. My kids aren’t partial to spicy heat, so I either minimize the jalapenos or cut them out entirely. So, you’re going to want to play with the recipe as you please. As long as you give it a full 24 hours to marinade, you’re going to love this.

Once you’ve combined the marinating ingredients, pour a small amount in the bottom of a baking dish. Add your flank steaks to the dish. Top with the remaining marinade, cover and refrigerate over night. It’s that easy. I like to make extra steaks, bag and freeze them for another time. The tend to marinade just fine as the thaw.

Grilling is quick and easy, as well. You’ll grill them as you would any steak. Place them directly over hot coals for 3 -4 minutes on each side for medium rare. Your goal is to create a crispy caramelize crust, while the inside remains juicy and tender. Once finished, allow the steaks to rest as you sauté your vegetables. By allowing the steaks to rest before slicing them, they will retain their juices and moisture.

Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas

Sauté your sweet peppers and onions over high heat with a small amount of olive oil. This way, they will charred on the edges without becoming soggy. Toss them in lime juice just long enough to deglaze the pan and coat the vegetables. Remove the vegetables from the heat and pan so that they won’t over cook. Slice your steaks across the grain in 1/4″ slices and toss in with the vegetables. You’re now ready to serve on your favorite tortillas. I enjoy making them from scratch using my Homemade Fluffy Flatbread recipe. I just roll them out extra them and fry time as I would the bread.

Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas

In our house, summer time means grilling. Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas are one of those great recipes that allows everybody to personalize it as they like. Whether you like them simple or topped with a mountain of guacamole, these zesty fajitas are a great party pleaser.

Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas

Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas

Recipe by Pantry and TableCourse: Dinner, HolidaysCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Moderate
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

14

minutes
Marinating Time

24

Hours

In our house, summer time means grilling. Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas are one of those great recipes that allows everybody to personalize it as they like. Whether you like them simple or topped with a mountain of guacamole, these zesty fajitas are a great party pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 1 – 2 lb. Flank Steak

  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped

  • 1/3 cup Shallots or Red Onion, diced

  • 4 Limes, juiced

  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil

  • 2 tsp. Cumin

  • 1 tsp. Coriander

  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced

  • 1 Large Jalapeno, seeded and diced

  • Vegetables
  • 1 T. Olive oil

  • 1 Green Pepper, seeded and sliced

  • 1 Red Pepper, seeded and sliced

  • 1 Larger Yellow Onion, sliced

Directions

  • Combine your marinating ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  • In a shallow baking dish, combine the flank steak and marinade Cover and refrigerate for 12 – 24 hours.
  • Sear over high heat for 3 – 4 minutes on each side.
  • Allow to rest for 5 – 10 minutes before slicing against the grain in 1/4 ” strips.
  • Serve with sautéed sweet peppers and onions tossed in lime juice.
  • Vegetables
  • Heat skillet over high heat before adding oil and vegetables.
  • Sear the vegetables for 3 – 5 minutes until crisp but not soggy.
  • Toss with flank steak slices and serve over tortillas with your favorite toppings.

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