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Fajitas - Grilled Strips Marinated Meat

Recipe: Fajitas - Grilled Strips Meat

Preparation time: 2 hours (including marination time)

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4



Fajitas - Grilled Strips Marinated Meat
Fajitas - Grilled Strips Marinated Meat

Fajitas: Grilled strips of marinated meat (usually beef or chicken) served with sautéed onions and bell peppers, wrapped in a warm tortilla.

In this recipe, we will guide you through the steps to create a mouthwatering fajita dish that will surely impress your family and friends.

Fajitas are a popular Tex-Mex dish that consists of grilled strips of marinated meat, usually beef or chicken, served with warm tortillas and accompanied by a variety of flavorful toppings. The key to a delicious fajita is a well-marinated, tender meat that is perfectly grilled to enhance its smoky flavors.


Fajitas - Grilled Strips Marinated Meat



Ingredients:


For the marinade:

- 1/4 cup olive oil

- 3 tablespoons lime juice

- 3 garlic cloves, minced

- 1 teaspoon ground cumin

- 1 teaspoon chili powder

- 1/2 teaspoon paprika

- 1/2 teaspoon salt

- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional, for added heat)


For the fajitas:

- 1.5 pounds (700 grams) beef or chicken, thinly sliced

- 2 bell peppers (any color), thinly sliced

- 1 large onion, thinly sliced

- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

- Salt and pepper, to taste


For serving:

- 8-12 flour tortillas

- Salsa

- Guacamole

- Sour cream

- Shredded cheese

- Fresh cilantro, chopped

- Lime wedges



Instructions:

1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients - olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Whisk well until the marinade is well combined.


2. Place the sliced meat into a resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the meat, ensuring each piece is coated. If using a plastic bag, seal it tightly, removing any excess air. If using a dish, cover it with plastic wrap. Place the marinating meat in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours, allowing the flavors to penetrate the meat.


3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 400°F/200°C). Meanwhile, heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat on the stovetop.


4. In the heated skillet, add the vegetable oil. Once the oil is hot, add the sliced bell peppers and onion. Sauté them for about 5 minutes until they become slightly softened and golden. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove the skillet from heat and set aside.


5. Remove the marinated meat from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes. This will ensure even cooking.


6. Place the marinated meat directly on the preheated grill. Cook for about 4-6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the meat, until it reaches your desired level of doneness. For medium-rare beef, the internal temperature should reach 135°F (57°C), while chicken should reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Remove the meat from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing.




7. While the meat is resting, warm the flour tortillas on the grill or stovetop, just until they are pliable and slightly charred.


8. Slice the cooked meat against the grain into thin strips. Transfer the meat to a serving platter.


9. Serve the warm tortillas alongside the grilled meat, sautéed peppers and onions, and a selection of toppings such as salsa, guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, fresh cilantro, and lime wedges.



10. To assemble, place a few slices of meat onto a tortilla, add some sautéed peppers and onions, and top with desired toppings. Fold or roll up the tortilla, securing it with a toothpick if needed.


11. Enjoy your homemade fajitas immediately while they are still warm and enjoy the explosion of flavors!

Note: Feel free to customize your fajitas by adding other toppings such as diced tomatoes, sliced jalapeños, or even a squeeze of fresh lime juice for an extra burst of tanginess.


Now, sit back, relax, and savor the deliciousness of your homemade grilled fajitas. Buen provecho!

By following this checklist, you can ensure a delicious and satisfying Fajitas - Grilled Strips Marinated Meat that will impress your family and friends. Enjoy your culinary creation


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