In honor of Cinco De Mayo, I thought I would share
one of my favorite Mexican meals...
Flank Steak Fajita Bar
1 1-2 lb Flank Steak
1/2 c Worcestershirer sauce
1/4 cup tequila (optional)
2-3 limes (juiced)
Fajita, Northwoods, Lemon/Pepper, and Bavarian
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
Flank steak is a relatively tough cut of beef, however, a good marinade
and cutting the steak properly will give you a succulent piece of meat.
Mix Worcestershirer, tequila, lime juice and seasonings in a large Ziplock,
add flank steak and let sit on counter for an hour. When ready, grill meat over medium to high heat about 4-5 minutes each side. Cover with foil and let sit on a grooved cutting board for about 4 minutes...the steak will continue cooking. Now here is the tricky part, position meat so it is horizontal on the board. With a v-sharp knife, slice meat at an angle across the grain in thin strips. Cover with foil on board until the rest is prepared.
3-4 red peppers (remove seeds and cut in strips)
1 large onion (cut in 1/4 inch rounds)
2 Tbs butter or margarine
Melt butter or margarine in a skillet
(I prefer a well seasoned cast iron skillet),
add peppers and onions and cook over medium heat until
onions and peppers are caramelized.
Remove from heat and set aside.
1 can of refried beans
1 c Velveeta cheese (cubed)
Place beans in a sauce pan with Velveeta,
cook over medium heat until cheese is melted
Box of your favorite Spanish rice
(Old El Paso is pretty good)
White or wheat flour tortilla's (I use the large size)
Home made* or store bought Salsa
1-2 bags of Shredded cheddar cheese
*3-4 tomatoes chopped (retain juices)
1 medium onion (chopped)
1/2 cup Fresh Parsley (finely chopped)
1/2 c Fresh Cilantro (finely chopped)-optional
1-2 limes (juiced)
1 Tbs Olive oil
Place above ingredients in a bowl,
mix together and set aside.
To set the fajita bar place items on a
table or bar in this order...
Flour Tortilla's...fill with the following...
Refried Beans (spread on the tortilla)
Red peppers and Onions
Sour Cream and Salsa
Add a pitcher of margarita's (check out the yummy recipe on Noble Pig)
and I'm just sayin'...Ole'