I made beef fajitas the other night to try and make up for a really awful day, and they were so good, that I think they sorta did. So naturally, I have to share the recipe here! I’ve found that grilling whatever meat you are using, if you are using any at all, as a whole piece and slicing afterwards renders a much more tender end product than slicing the meat raw and and then cooking. Also, most of the veggies I used were from our organic Bountiful Basket!
2 pounds beef of your choice (I used organic, grass-fed, petite sirloins)
4 organic bell peppers, in a variety of colors if possible, sliced thinly
1 poblano pepper, seeds removed and sliced thinly
2 organic medium yellow onions, sliced thinly
1 teaspoon organic garlic powder
1 teaspoon organic onion powder
1/2 teaspoon organic chili powder
1/2 teaspoon organic cumin
1/2 teaspoon organic coriander
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
First, you want to trim your steaks if needed, and then pat them dry. Coat each steak lightly with a little bit of olive oil, and rub it in. Mix together the garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle the spice mixture onto both sides of the steaks evenly, and then pat in. The dry spice rub will create a little bit of a nice crust on the outside of the steaks, but the inside should still be nice and tender. Grill the steaks to your preferred doneness, and then place on a cutting board with a foil tent to rest.
While the meat is grilling, heat your skillet for the veggies over medium heat with a couple tablespoons of olive oil. Once the skillet is heated, saute your onions first. After the onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes, add the peppers. Saute for another 7-10 minutes, or until cooked through but still crisp. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
After the steak has rested for a few minutes, slice thinly against the grain. And that’s it! We served the fajitas with warm corn tortillas, avocado, homemade pico, plain greek yogurt and cheese for those of us who can eat it. This is a really simple meal that is more than worth the effort!