Beef Fajitas

Main Course

Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

Serves 8

  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup lime juice from 6 to 8 limes
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, coarsely chopped (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin seed
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds trimmed skirt steak, cut crosswise into 5- to 6-inch pieces
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into ½-inch-wide strips
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into ½-inch-wide strips
  • 1 large green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into ½-inch-wide strips
  • 1 white or yellow onion, cut into ½-inch slices
  • olive oil and lime juice
  • 12 fresh flour or corn tortillas
  • chopped cilantro, lime wedges, guacamole, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, and Roasted Chile and Tomato Sauce, for serving (click for recipe)

Beef Fajitas

Beef Fajitas

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Place soy sauce, lime juice, canola oil, brown sugar, cilantro, garlic, chili powder, jalapeño pepper, cumin seed, and black pepper in the bowl of a blender; process until finely chopped. Pour into a gallon-sized zip-top bag; add the skirt steak and seal, removing as much air as possible. Refrigerate for 2 to 12 hours, turning from time to time to distribute marinade.

Toss peppers and onion with a little olive oil and lime juice; grill 8 to 10 minutes or until just beginning to go limp. Set aside and keep warm. Heat a grill to medium-high. Remove skirt steak from marinade about 30 minutes before you intend to put it on the grill; sprinkle generously with salt and pepper and allow to come to room temperature. Lightly oil grill; add skirt steak and grill 4 minutes per side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes. 

Grill tortillas, turning once, until warm and beginning to color. Thinly slice steak across the grain and allow guests to assemble fajitas as desired.


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