Flank Steak Fajitas

Beef, Grilled Meats, Grilling, Main Dish, Mexican | 10 comments

This year I am planting a few bell pepper plants in my garden. I’m hoping that makes for abundant opportunities for fajitas this summer. Fajitas are one of my favorite tasty, but uncomplicated dinners. I usually make chicken fajitas because I always have chicken on had, but over this past weekend I decided to change things up a bit and make them with flank steak. Fajitas are also great for group social occasions because you can lay all the ingredients out on the counter and allow guests to pick and choose what they like for their plates.

I only had time to let the steak marinade for an hour and a half since I didn’t get started soon enough, but there was still a lot of flavor to the meat. I like to poke the meat all over on both sides with a fork. I think it tenderizes it a bit more and helps the marinade really soak in.

Flank Steak Fajita Marinade
goodLife {eats} creation

  • juice 2 limes
  • juice 1 orange
  • 2 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 c chopped cilantro

Combine all ingredients into a food processor until smooth. Pour into a gallon sized resealable bag with flank steak and let marinade for up to 24 hours. Grill over medium heat 6-8 minutes per side, depending on how rare you like your meat. I like to take it off when the thermometer reads about 160 deg. Let it rest 5 minutes before slicing it.

Fajita Fillings

  • flank steak, sliced thin
  • sauteed onions
  • sauteed bell pepper in a variety of colors
  • guacamole
  • cilantro
  • cheese
  • sour cream
  • warm tortillas

Fill warm tortillas with your choice of ingredients.

This was shared in the Ultimate Recipe Swap: Mexican Foods

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  • 1
    Maria - April 08, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

    Fajitas are so colorful and delicious. We make veggie ones all of the time!


  • 2
    Ashley - April 08, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

    I looove fajitas…yum!


  • 3
    Marci - April 08, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

    We love fajitas! Your recipe looks awesome. I’m going to have to add it to my meal plan next week. We tried your alfredo sauce recipe earlier in the week and loved it!


  • 4
    FishMama - April 09, 2009 @ 4:23 am

    Love coming over here. It’s always so beautiful – pictures, design, food. Yeah!


  • 5
    Kristen - April 09, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

    Yum, yum, yum!!!!


  • 6
    EAT! - April 12, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

    We love fajitas at our house – and there are so many recipes to play with. I recently saw a recipe similar to yours with the juices. I didn’t marinade for more than 2 hours and it still had tons of flavor. I will be giving you recipe a try this week.


  • 7
    shweetpotato - April 16, 2009 @ 5:11 pm

    Ohhhh My, now I want fajitas, I know what Im getting the ingredients for next shopping trip hehe, YUM, Carm


  • 8
    Megan - April 30, 2009 @ 8:43 pm

    That marinade looks wonderful! Fajitas sound so good right now.


  • 9
    Snow White - May 01, 2009 @ 12:02 am

    those look so tasty and with a fun marinade :)


  • 10
    Jerri - Simply Sweet Home - May 01, 2009 @ 9:04 pm

    Looks yummy. My husband loves fajitas!


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