Tasty Steak Fajitas

Ingredients

For the Homemade Fajita Seasoning Blend

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ taspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

For the Steak Fajitas

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 recipe Fajita seasoning (above)
  • ¼ cupplus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped, plus more for serving
  • 1½ pounds hanger, skirt or flank steak, halved crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 sweet onion, halved and sliced vertically
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
  • ½ orange bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
  • 2 wedges of lime
  • 1 avocado, pitted and smashed
  • 16 warm flour tortillas

Cooking Process

For the Homemade Fajita Seasoning Blend

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

For the Steak Fajitas

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the garlic, fajita seasoning, ¼ cup olive oil, and cilantro. Toss the steak to coat in the marinade, cover and marinade for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Place the butter, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and onion in the skillet. Season with the salt, stir, and cook until the edges of the onion are deeply golden yet still a bit firm, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add the peppers and cook for 5 to 8 minutes more, depending on how done you prefer them. Transfer the onion and peppers to a small dish.
  5. Working in two batches, sear the steak on both sides for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  6. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 5 to 8 minutes before slicing into thin strips.
  7. Return the strips and any juices from the cutting board to the skillet, squeeze in the juice from the lime wedges, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes more. Remove from the heat and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
  8. Serve on warm tortillas. Garnish with smashed avocado that’s been mixed with a sprinkle of kosher salt and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  9. Top with Cotija cheese and more cilantro if desired.

Tasty Steak Fajitas

Bon Apeite!

Tasty Steak Fajitas