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Discussion in 'Beef' started by johno, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. johno

    johno Smoke Blower

    G,day all , just like to know if any of you guys have a good beef Fajita recipe that you might like to share , never made em , is there a sauce that goes in with the meat once it is ready for the tortila.or is it cooked and served in the marinade .thanks in advance .
  2. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i cheat and use a pre-made pkg but here is one i found but not tested...seems to be the right spices...generally the spices are added to the meat and the veggies..i spray my veggies with a little bit of cooking spray or put some EVOO on them so they dont stick and so the spices stick to the veggies better

    there is no sauce to speak of... i actually grill my flank steak and veggies then roll in tortillas...add pico de gallo etc etc

    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 1/2 teaspoons cumin (I prefer more ...)
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon paprika
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or pinch of cayenne, to taste)

  3. johno

    johno Smoke Blower

    thanks for that , but it looks more like a rub recipe , what do you do with it , from what i have found on the net the meat is marinated, i have never seen or tasted a fajita .but i was looking about in another forum and some guy was cooking it on an old plough disc cooker and i thought it looked quite tasty.
    so then i did a google and found millions of recipes that why i though some one may be able to narrow it down to one or two good ones .
  4. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    it looks like a rub because it is basically..lol

    you can marinate the meat if you choose and get flavors imparted into the meat..

    here's the website when i want to have mexican food... everything i have tried on here tastes just like when i go to a cantina..

  5. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here is a recipe from Alton Brown of the show Good Eats on our Food TV Network. I don't think I would cook the meat on the coals as he suggests, but it will give you another idea on the marinade. I would also marinate the peppers and onions and grill them. Wrap sliced meat with some peppers and onions in a flour tortilla to make the fajita.

    Hope this helps.


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  6. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    when you use skirt steak for fajita's you really dont need to marinate them because they should be thin and cooked fast... a simple coating of spices, olive oil , soy sauce would do just fine..but marinating wont hurt at all
  7. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    If you can get skirt steak that has been tenderized, that is what I would use. I would also marinate it in lime juice or Dr. Pepper for a while to further tenderize it. Slicing is the key. Be sure to slice across the grain, slice thin, and on a diagonal.
  8. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yup in the bias