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Thursday, June 16, 2011

steak fajitas

hola, friends!
mexican food & i are bff's.
i love cooking it & eating it, & it loves living in my tummy.
it helps that i live in the southwest, have access to an awesome assortment of ingredients,
& am constantly inspired by my surroundings.
fajitas are just one of the staples in my recipe arsenal...
& trust me, they are the bomb-diggity.

steak fajitas

{recipe is for a boatload, aka leftovers for the week}
4 steaks {the big pack, often offered at a discount, from the grocery store}
2 white onions, sliced
3 bell peppers, sliced
olive oil

1. tenderize both sides of all the steaks. sprinkle both sides with grill seasoning & place in a large ziploc bag. drizzle with {approx.} 1/4 C olive oil & 1/4 C taco seasoning. repeat with the onions & peppers {minus the tenderizing, of course!}. let marinate 2-3 hours & remove from refrigeration 20 minutes before you're ready to cook.

2. preheat grill to medium heat. when ready, cook steaks 4 minutes per side {for medium} & transfer to a plate to let rest {so the juices can redistribute}. meanwhile...

3. in a large skillet over medium-high heat, sautee onions & peppers until tender.

4. slice steak into thin strips & serve.

we like to set up a fajita bar with the following:
clockwise from top right: tomatillo salsa verde, guacamole, extra-sharp white cheddar,
grilled steak, onions & peppers. not pictured: tortillas
throw a fajita party - it'll be a big hit!

until next time,


  1. This looks delicious, Kristin. The fajita bar is a great idea! (Like most people, I love food that you get to assemble yourself.)


  2. Oh how I would love one of those fajitas right now. Those pictures are making my belly rumble! I would never think to use Taco seasoning for this - thanks for the tip! Please share more southwestern recipes - I love them!!