Lime Cilantro Beef Fajitas

Lime Cilantro Beef Fajitas
Lime Cilantro Beef Fajitas – Simple and delicious.  Instead of using the packaged fajita mix (which is good), sometimes I like to create my own beef marinade.  I love the lime / cilantro combination.  The lime tastes great and has the benefit of naturally tenderizing the beef and the cilantro packs a fresh flavor.

I like to serve this meal with rice or a green salad dressed with olive oil and white balsamic vinegar.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 3 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 pounds flank steak, trimmed of fat
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • 12 flour tortillas, warm

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together marinade ingredients – lime, olive oil, cilantro, salt, cumin, jalapeno, garlic.
  • Place steak in a shallow container, and pour marinade over it. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight to tenderize meat.
  • Drain the marinade from the meat. Grill the steak on a grill pan over medium-high heat for 4 minutes each side until just slightly pink in the center.
  • Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let stand before cutting into thin strips.
  • In the same pan with the steak juices, add the bell peppers and onions. Saute the mixture for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are slightly softened.
  • Thinly slice the steak against the grain on a diagonal.
  • Combine both the vegetables and the steak and serve with warm tortillas, shredded cheese, salsa and Guacamole
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