Forget Taco Tuesday. Fajita up your life with chili lime marinated steak and sultry caramelized veggies. Pile it high with guac and cheese, douse in your favorite salsa, and you’ll be a happy camper.

You do need to plan ahead a little and marinade the steak the morning before or the previous day (you can get away with 2 hours if you are desperate, or there is a late call for fajitas.) I like thick cut flap steak for this, but you can also use skirt. If you do, know it will cook faster and you’ll get less yummy char.

Serves 4


Mise en Place
STAPLES PRODUCE
1 tbs cumin, toasted and ground 3 limes, juice and zest
1 tsp cumin, toasted and ground 6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbs ancho powder 1 green pepper, cut into strips
1 tbs chili powder 1 red pepper, cut into strips
2 tsp kosher salt 1 yellow pepper, cut into strips
1 tbs worchestershire sauce 2 large white onions, sliced
1/4 cup olive oil 2 jalapeno, seeded and sliced
2 tbs canola oil MEAT
2 lb flap steak, trimmed

Equipment
1 grill, hot
1 skillet, medium
1 plastic bag

Directions
Step Action
1 combine 1 tbs cumin, ancho powder, chili powder, and kosher salt
2 rub mixture generously on meat
3 place meat in bag, and bag in fridge. let sit for around an hour
4 meanwhile, zest and juice limes, mix with 1 tsp cumin, garlic, worchestershire sauce, and olive oil
5 pour 2/3rds of the mixture into bag with meat, slosh around well. reserve the rest
6 let meat marinade 4-24 hours
7 heat up the grill
8 heat up your skillet on medium low
9 add canola oil to skillet, then add onions with a big pinch of salt. stirring every once in a while
10 cook steak to 125, flipping and rotating 45 degrees every minute or so. this could take 8-14 minutes depending on the thickness of your steak
11 evac steak let rest
12 add peppers to skillet, increase heat to medium, cook 5-7 minutes till soft and slightly charred
13 add reserved marinade to veggies, stir well
14 cook for 2 more minutes
15 evac veggies to serving platter
16 slice steak against the grain, and place on platter
17 serve with tortillas, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, and shredded cheese