Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Perfectly Grilled Steak Fajitas

These fajitas are so simple, they only take about 35 minutes to make. You will have yourself a delicious meal in no time with just a few fresh ingredients, spices and a slab of beef!  Oh, and some tortillas too

The cut of steak I prefer to use is top sirloin, it is a reasonably priced meat, without too much fat and if you grill it right it will come out juicy and tender every time. But really, you can go with whatever cut of steak you prefer or have on hand


1 top sirloin steak, about 1-1.5 lbs
1 large red bell pepper
1 large green bell pepper
1 large white onion
10-12 small flour tortillas
2 T of canola or veg oil

*Dry rub for the steak*
1 t of cumin
1/2 T of paprika
1/2 T of garlic powder
1 t of salt
1/2 t of pepper
Mix in a small bowl and set aside


Pre-heat your grill to medium-hi
Take your steak and rub both sides with the seasoning blend, set aside

*for the peppers and onions*

Pre-heat a large sauté pan over med-hi heat
On a large cutting board cut the tops off of the bell peppers and scoop out the seeds and white membrane
Slice the bell peppers and onion into strips (see pic below)
Add the oil to coat the bottom of the pan, then add the peppers and onion and sauté for about 15 minutes or until the vegetables are not crisp anymore

*for the steak*

Now, I wish I could tell you exactly how to grill your steak but unfortunately we all like our meat cooked to different temps, ie: medium, medium-rare, medium-well ect.  Then factor in that all steaks have a different "thickness" to them and every grill is different, most have hot spots (I know mine does) so you know better than I do as far as grilling your own steak.
What I can tell you is how I grilled the steak on MY grill to a medium. I preheated the grill on med-hi for 15 minutes, placed my steak on and let it grill with the lid open for 8 minutes, then I flipped it and grilled for another 5-6 minutes with the lid closed, leaving the temp of the grill set at med-hi the entire time

When done grilling your steak place it on a cutting board, cover with foil and let sit for 10-15 minutes
When you are ready to slice the meat, make sure you slice AGAINST the grain, this helps ensure that it will be tender. If you slice with the grain your steak ends up being more tough and chewy

Once all of the steak is sliced and the veggies are cooked take a flour tortilla, place a few strips of steak, some of the peppers and onion on it and serve

About 4 adults


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  2. I made these last night and they were AMAZING!. My new go to week night meal!

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