We had one of those super humid weekends and I couldn’t fathom doing a whole lot for dinner. This was super simple and cooking the steak out on the grill keeps most of the heat out of the kitchen.
The girls and I went to Healthy Living Market Saturday morning since they were doing a produce sale. No matter what is on my list when we’re at Healthy Living, I always get two things – Uncommon Grounds bagels and a big ol’ tub of their house made guacamole. Seriously, the stuff is just highly addictive – like let’s sit here and eat this whole tub addictive. Seriously. So. Good. Like, I think I’m drooling right now thinking about it and I might have to make a side trip on the way home tonight. Like I said, its an addiction.
So anyways, with a big tub of guac and some veggies from the Healthy Living produce sale, it was definitely time for fajitas. You can put any combination of spices on the meat that you want. DO NOT run out and a buy a whole thing of spice mix for 1 teaspoon of it only for the rest of it to go bad in your cupboard (or just shop the bulk section at Healthy Living when you go buy some guacamole – do I sound like a broken record?!??!). Seriously, put the steak in some lime, salt, pepper and some spice with a kick and you’ll have a home run. Summer is all about fun, laid back cooking. Don’t over think it.
Some notes on this recipe: Use a flank or skirt steak; anything else will be hard to chew in the fajitas. Also, allow your meat to marinate for quite a while. Over time, the lime juice will tenderize the meat and make it super delicious. You can use any toppings you want, but I listed below what we had. Enjoy!
Read on for the recipe!
- 1 lb. flank steak (you can use skirt steak if your store doesn't have flank)
- 2 limes, zested and juiced
- 2 tsp. spice mix (I used Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute)
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 1 red onion, sliced
- flour tortillas, warmed
- Extra sharp cheddar cheese
- Pico de gallo or traditional salsa
- Mix together lime juice, zest, spices, olive oil and salt and pepper in a shallow baking dish (I used a 9 by 13 glass dish). Add flank steak and turn several times. Refrigerate and let marinate for at least 2 hours, but up to one day.
- When ready to grill, preheat the grill and let the steak warm up a little bit on the counter while waiting for the grill to come to temperature. Grill the steak to your desired doneness. I cooked ours to about medium and that was about 10 minutes total on the grill and resting for another 5 minutes. After the meat has rested, slice across the grain into small pieces.
- For the sauteed veggies, preheat a pan over medium high heat with olive oil and add the onions and peppers. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and allow to cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Serve everything and allow everyone to make their own fajitas!