Saturday, January 17, 2009

Marinated Flank Steak for Fajitas

I chatted with my mother briefly the other day, and she told me she was asked what her motto was for the new year. Without any forethought, she said, "Embrace life." She didn't have time to think about it, it just slipped out. That's why I think it is such a good one.

I haven't come up with one yet. Maybe by the time I finish my post one will work it's way out.

I like the idea of a motto for the new year, versus a resolution. Something to live by, versus constantly trying to accomplish.

Whew. After the whirlwind of the holidays, hosting company, parties, presents, meals..all kicked off with a 5 day power outage, I am ready to get back into the routine of everyday life, as I am sure you are too.

It's been a month here at my household. Things have been busy, computers have been dying, camera's have lost their batteries, and just the pace of life has been crazy for us. I have a great recipe for when life gets like this, and one night during the business of it all, this meal was a comfort food for me.

I don't have any photos today, just a quick recipe that I like to go to when I really want some delicious steak fajitas. I do not have exact measurements, you have to taste and see with this marinade. Add other spices or delete as you see fit.

I love using the Food For Life Brown Rice Tortillas, but you could use corn ones, or even make a steak fajita salad using corn chips.

( I am thinking my motto for this year is: " Life is what happens, when your busy making other plans. " John Lennon "Beautiful Boy"

Do you have one? )

This is so good on the grill, but seeing how frigid it is outside, we aren't going anywhere near ours. Here is my indoor version.

Marinated Flank Steak for Fajitas

1 Flank Steak
juice of 3 limes (can use lemons, I prefer lime)
one crushed garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon (or so) cumin
1/2 teaspoon (or so) chili powder
dash salt
dash pepper

Mix marinade in zip lock bag. Put in steak and marinate overnight or up to 2 days.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Preheat cast iron (or other oven safe pan) on stove, medium high heat. Cut up peppers and onions for fajitas. When pan is heated, take flank steak and brown on one side 3 minutes, flip and brown other side 5 minutes. Flip steak again and put pan in oven and bake approximately 12 minutes, or until desired doneness. I like mine a nice pink in the middle.

While the steak is in the oven, heat up a skillet, add olive oil, then stir fry the peppers and onions.

Take steak out, slice on the diagonal and serve on tortillas, topped with the peppers and onions, & guacamole, cheese, and all the other fun stuff!



Suzanne Ellinwood/Robin Broadbent said...

I'm standing here at the kitchen counter wondering what to make for dinner -- this sounds delicious. Now if only I can convince Peter to stop at the market on his way home....

Happy New Year!

My New Year's Motto is:

Be Grateful Every Day


Jamie Eppenauer said...

This sounds so good and I love Fajitas - btw, that is one of my favorite sayings. It is on my web page on the about us page. I also love the following:
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me." Erma Bombeck
Thanks for the recipe.
Jamie aka Gluten Free Mom

Mrs. G.F. said...

Hi Suzanne!!

That is a great motto. People have asked about how mine is a motto: it's to remember to not plan so much, and to just live life.

And, you do have to make this, it's crazy how easy it is, and how good!

Love both of those, and I adore Erma Bombeck. She was the best! I knew we had some things in common once I 'met' you; very cool we like teh same quote!

kelbelnh said...

I like Jamie's I have that hanging in my house!
This is going to be a great year for you, My friend!!

Mrs. G.F. said...

Kelbelnh ~ I love Jamie's too! Thanks for the comment, and the friendship!!

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Danny said...

This sounds delicious!! I cannot wait to try it. I love trying new things for my family.

I made this one last week and it was a HUGE hit:

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