These fajitas are EXTREMELY flavorful. Juicy marinated steak topped with a medley of blistered peppers, this is a recipe guaranteed to cure any case of the Mondays. No flair required to enjoy these Extreme Fajitas, and no annoying Chotchkie’s waiters to deal with!
LOOT: 12 FAJITAS | QUEST TIMER: 6 HOURS 30 MINUTES
2 lb skirt steak or carne asada meat (or chicken)
4 tbsp olive oil
zest of 2 limes
1/2 cup lime juice (about 4)
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp chili powder
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 small red onion
1 tbsp olive oil
pinch of salt and pepper
12 flour tortillas
2 avocados, sliced
9″x13″ baking dish (or shallow dish for marinating)
cast iron skillet
1.) In a small bowl, combine 4 tbsp olive oil, lime zest, lime juice, salt, pepper, chili powder, minced garlic, and fresh cilantro. Set aside.
2.) Using a meat tenderizer, pound the meat until it’s roughly 1/2″ thick. Place the meat in a 9″x13″ baking dish or large shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the meat and cover the dish in plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator and marinate overnight for maximum flavor. Marinade a minimum of 6 hours.
3.) Slice the onion and the bell peppers in 1/2″ strips and the jalapeños into 1/4″ strips. Place in a large bowl and toss with 1 tbsp olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
4.) Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Once the skillet is hot, gently shake excess marinade off the steak and carefully add to the pan. Sear on one side for 3 minutes. Using tongs, carefully flip the steak and cook an additional 3 minutes (this is for a medium rare cook). Remove from heat and let stand on a cutting board for 5 minutes. Slice into 1/2″ strips. If you are using chicken the cook time will be longer depending on the thickness of the piece. Make sure the internal temperature is 165ºF.
5.) Once steak (or chicken) is cooked, add the peppers to the same skillet over high heat. Blister the vegetables for about 5 minutes, tossing occasionally with tongs. Remove from heat.
6.) Serve in warmed tortillas with sour cream and avocado slices if desired.
Inspired by “Office Space”