A restaurant favorite that is easy at home. Start with some sirloin, marinade in ingredients you probably already have at home, fry up some veggies and the meat. Then impress your family with your new specialty of the house.
Most recipes call for marinading the whole piece of beef, but I wanted more flavor, so I cut the meat thin and exposed more surface area to the flavors. It worked great.
I love fajitas, but I tend not to order them since there is always more than I would eat. But at home, a few leftovers are great.
Notes: My marinade was mainly from Real Restaurant Recipes but there are many recipes, and they are quite variable so feel free to change it around some, but you won’t go wrong just following my lead.
Start with about a pound of sirloin steak. I had 1 1/4 pounds. Trim well and cut into strips about 1/4 inch thick.
Mix marinade ingredients in a 1-gallon zip lock bag.
Add the beef, mix well and seal after removing as much air as possible. Refrigerate for a least an hour and longer if possible. I got 5 hours, but overnight would have been fine.
When ready to cook. Put 1 T oil in a large cast iron pan and heat over medium-high heat. While heating, slice up a large onion and one or two peppers. I like a medium red and green pepper. If your pepper is large, you only need one.
When oil is hot, add the veggies and after a few minutes add a couple of tablespoons of the marinade from the meat for flavor (optional). When onions are nicely browned (about 8-9 minutes), Remove from pan and set aside and cover.
Add a little oil back to the pan, increase the heat to high and added the drained beef and cook until browned. About 8-10 minutes.
Now move the meat to one side and add the veggies back to the pan. Cook and stir for a minute or two until veggies are reheated.
Serve with heated tortillas, sour cream, guacamole and anything else you like. A simple way to heat tortillas is to sprinkle a dish towel with some water, put tortillas inside and heat in a microwave on high for one minute.
July 7, 2016