Steak Fajitas

posted: 02/20/12
by: Buddy Valastro
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Prep Time: 45 minutes, including resting time

Cook Time: 15 minutes


For the steak:

  • Zest from 2 limes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (more depending on taste)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 1/4 pounds skirt or flank steak, trimmed of fat

For serving:

  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • Pinch of salt

For serving:

  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • Fresh Tomato Salsa, recipe follows
  • 12 flour tortillas, warm
  • Sour cream, optional
  • Hot sauce, optional


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together lime zest, garlic, cumin, cayenne and salt. Stir in oil to make a paste. Rub steak with paste and place in a baking dish. Let sit at room temperature for about 20-30 minutes.
  2. Preheat a grill pan over high heat. Oil the grill pan if needed. Grill the steak for 2-3 minutes each side. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let sit.
  3. Toss the peppers and onions with the tablespoon of canola oil and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Add to the grill and cook for about 3-5 minutes, turning a few times during cooking, until the vegetables are softened.
  4. When steak has rested, about 5 minutes, thinly slice it against the grain on a diagonal.
  5. Serve steak and cooked vegetables with warm tortillas, sliced jalapeno, sliced avocado, cilantro and salsa. Also serve with sour cream and hot sauce, if using.

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