Grilled Steak Fajitas

by Kevin H. on May 3, 2012 · 0 comments

Grilled Steak Fajitas RecipeBy a very large margin, this is my favorite Mexican recipe to grill.  Read the description and you will soon see why.  Try it, and you’ll agree.

This is another recipe that my wife, Patti, was essential in creating.  She is a genius at combining flavors to create a mouth-watering taste.  This is no exception.  The marinade has been refined over many attempts and now I think it is absolutely perfect.  Of course you can change it to add more or less spice; more or less sugar – that’s up to your taste buds to determine.

Grilled Steak Fajitas Recipe

The key to nailing this, beyond the marinade of course, is searing it to perfection.  Similar to any other beef steak, if you overcook it, you’re in store for dry, tasteless meat.  I use Kingsford Competition Briquets for maximum heat when searing my flank steak.  I had my grill near 500 degrees.  Get that fire blazing, add a handful of wood (or smoke box for gas grill users) and slap that sucker on the grill.  Hit it high and hard and fast.

When you’re seeing some blood trickling out the top, maybe some juices – after approximately 5 – 8 minutes – flip that bad boy.  Another 5 – 8 minutes on that side and you should be done.  You really want the flank steak at about medium.  It’s a tough cut of meat and will dry out quickly if you go much longer.

Let it rest for 10 minutes, slice it thin, and against the grain of the meat, as shown below.

Grilled Steak Fajitas Recipe

Put together your fajita however you would like.  Don’t forget the grilled Mexican style veggies!  They are critically important for these to be extraordinarily good.  We also added some shredded cheese, sliced jalapeno  sour cream, plated with our Mexican rice and they really were extraordinary.  What other toppings would you put on your grilled fajitas?

Grilled Steak Fajitas Recipe

BBQ Fajitas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

BBQ Fajitas

Ingredients

    For Flank Steak Marinade
  • 1 Flank Steak
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/3c Olive Oil
  • 3 tbs Worchestire Sauce
  • 1 tbs Chili Powder
  • 1 tbs Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Blended Chili Pepper mix or Ground Chipotle (add 1/2 tsp for more heat)
  • 1/2 Juiced Lemon
  • 1/2 Jalepeno - finely chopped with seeds
  • Extras To Make Fajitas
  • Tortillas
  • Grilled Mexican Veggies
  • Cheddar Cheese or Mexican Cheese Mix
  • Sour Cream
  • - could also add guacamole, salsa, lettuce, refried beans or other preferred toppings.

Instructions

  1. Marinate the flank steak for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours.
  2. Sear flank steak over extremely high heat - at least 400 degrees - for about 5 minutes per side until medium doneness.
  3. Remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  4. Slice against the grain into thin strips.
  5. Put into tortillas with your preferred toppings!
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