Thursday, May 24, 2012

Grilled Steak Fajitas

Yesterday, I had grilled steak fajitas for dinner at my best friend Sarah's house.  I was definitely looking forward to a nice home-cooked meal after eating out for every meal while traveling.  It also happened to be her husband, Daniel's birthday too!  I surprised Daniel with a variety of cookies for dessert from Larry's Cookies.  Their baby also had her first taste of a cookie too - oatmeal raisin, it was the most healthy cookie of course.  She loved it too!  My favorite was the heath bar cookie because I love toffee anything.  Thank you both for pet sitting and having me over for a great birthday dinner!  Also, thanks Sarah for taking pictures to document this dinner for my blog, what a great best friend :) Sarah adapted this grilled steak fajitas recipe from Simply Recipes.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound flank steak
1 onion, sliced
2 or 3 bell peppers, sliced
freshly ground black pepper
flour tortillas

For the Marinade
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon cumin
½ Jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (remove seeds)

Cooked rice
Shredded cheese
Sour cream


In a large dish (13x9 inch baking dish), mix marinade ingredients and coat the steak.  Let steak marinade overnight. (You can also do this in a large Ziploc bag too.)

When ready to grill, wipe off most of the marinade and season steak with salt. 

In a bowl, mix sliced onions and bell peppers with vegetable oil.  Season with salt and pepper.

Grill marinated flank steak until medium-rare to medium for about 3-5 minutes on each side. 

Grill vegetables for about 5 to 6 minutes. 

Slice meat into thin slices, be sure to slice against the grain, otherwise the meat will be tough and chewy. 

Serve with warm flour tortillas, rice, shredded cheese, salsa, and sour cream.