Steak Fajitas- Lunatic Style

Hi folks. Hope everyone is doing well on this fine…oh who am I kidding…this “not fine freaking freeze your tush off” day. It’s cold here today. I do not want to go outside, I do not want to go to the barn and freeze my toocus (I have no idea how to spell that) off. I will however go anyway and I will quite likely moan and b%$@* about it for hours later. So avoid on me on twitter later. Just warning ya now!

Okay so I made these last week with leftovers and when I posted the pictures as a teaser you folks seemed to like them. So I am back with the recipe. And more pics. You know I love sharing pics and driving you all mad. You’re welcome.

Before I get to the fajitas I just want to make sure everyone saw these:

Banana Sticky Buns- click photo for recipe!

And while I am tempting you, you know what goes good with sticky buns…pizza. You know you want pizza.Could you just pass out right now! These little beauties were the most fun to make. Took forever but I’ve never been so excited to see something come out of the oven.

Lunatic’s Pepper and Caramelized Onion Pizza with Onion Crust- click photo for recipe!

I know right! You could just about die from how gorgeous those caramelized onions are, and look at those red and green peppers. So yummy.

Okay now that I am done pimping out my food let me continue….pimping out my food.

What I like about these fajitas is how fast they were to make. I had leftover steak that I had done a touch more rare than I normally would so all I had to do now was cook this up a touch more and add some flavour to it. This is something you can do in 30 minutes. Even with no leftovers and cooking the steak from start to finish this would be under 30 minutes. You are cutting the steak into strips and pan frying it so it cooks super fast. It’s just a matter of cutting up you toppings and you are good to go. Now I shall warn you, I like mine plain as all get out. I don’t like sour cream, I don’t like fancy taco cheese. I don’t like tomatoes. I know right, picky eater. Worse than a kid. Feel free to jazz yours up more if you like. Quite honestly for me with fajitas less is more. Sometimes I add shallots cuz they are the bomb. Sometimes I’ll add onion or garlic cuz they are the bomb. More often than not I just go simple.

So here they are. Hope you like them. Feel free to pimp them out to all your friends.

 

Steak Fajitas Lunatic Style
 
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Recipe type: Main, Mexican
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Flank Steak- mine was leftovers but I’d guess it at 10-12 ounces of steak (I shop at Costco, stuffs huge)
  • Tamari Sauce to taste ( I used Memories of Kobe)
  • Salt to taste
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • Onion powder to taste
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese ( I like medium for tacos, or use Colby, it’s good too)
  • 2 cups of shredded lettuce (we just use a plain old iceberg but feel free to jazz that up)
  • 1 pack medium sized soft tortillas
Optional:
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Shallots
  • Sour Cream
Instructions
  1. Cut your steak into strips. Should be small enough to bite into but big enough to look manly!
  2. Spray a pan with non stick spray and add a touch of olive oil.
  3. Pop your steak into a HOT pan. You should have it over a medium-high heat.
  4. Now cook for about 6 to 8 minutes if using fresh, OR 2 to 4 minutes if using leftover steak. Cook time depends on how you like yours done. I like mine more cooked than most people. Keep stirring it around occasionally or it might stick. Add more olive oil if needed.
  5. Now cut up you lettuce. Set aside.
  6. If you did not buy your cheese already shredded you need to do that now. Set aside.
  7. Now once your meat is almost done add in some tamari sauce. You only need about 1 to 2 tablespoons. Stir until it blends in well. If meat is getting dry you can always add a drizzle of olive oil. Cook for another minute or two.
  8. Remove and let stand for a couple of minutes.
  9. Heat up your tortillas. You do this by placing them in the microwave for a few seconds. Or you could have a tortilla warmer in your oven on low for a few minutes prior. Or you can heat them in a pan for a few seconds. Lots of ways to heat tortillas. Just keep in mind they heat up super fast.
  10. Now start stacking.
  11. I like to do them up and stick a toothpick in to hold it together until I eat it. Helps it stay put. Just remember to take it out when eating.
  12. Serve with a big old Lunatic smile.


Wrap it all up!

 

Eat it all up!

Pass out with a full belly!

Yup, so good! Now run off and go make these. It will make me happy and less cranky about the weather! I need to move. Somewhere warm. Like Hawaii!!!

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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Comments

  1. 1
    Dionne Baldwin says:

    Sticky buns, being a close cousin to my culinary soul-mate the cinnamon roll, is so gooey and sweet and tempting that I may have to keep this page up on my computer all day just so I can stare at it.

    I also am crazy about fajitas! I could eat these for dinner every day. The crunch of the lettuce and the juicy meat with the melted cheese is something I just gotta have!

  2. 2
    Grubarazzi says:

    Yummm. cast iron makes all the difference!

  3. 3
    janet@fromcupcakestocaviar says:

    I'll take one!! or two… or eight. Just sayin'…

  4. 4
    Curry and Comfort says:

    What that beef looks phenomenal! My husband would probably eat the entire pan straight up (forget making the fajitas). :) Hope you get warm… I hate being cold too.

  5. 5
    Curry and Comfort says:

    PS.. I have an award for you at my blog….

  6. 6
    Steve @ the black peppercorn says:

    oooohh – I love having fajitas – these look great! Nice post – Buzzed! and submitted to stumbleupon!

  7. 7
    firefoodie says:

    Steak fajitas? Come on, does it get any better than that? GREAT post, thanks KB

  8. 8
    Magic of Spice says:

    You are too funny…and tempting us with all these goodies ;) I do love fajitas and I even have the pans :)

  9. 9
    the food dude says:

    I'll have two of those. Awesome fajitas!

  10. 10

    Looks delicious! I love steak fajitas :)

  11. 11

    Oh, these look AMAZING! I usually make chicken fajitas, but this is a great way to utilize our favorite flank steak in the winter. YUM, YUM! And you keep teasing me with those amazing sticky buns…so gooey and decadent…mmmmmmmm.

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    Torviewtoronto says:

    this looks wonderful delicious dishes

  13. 13

    Kim – these look delicious, but no tomatoes or sour cream/ We might need to talk about that one! Sorry your freezing your toocas off….you should come to Florida!

  14. 14
    Dee at Deelicious Sweets says:

    I didn't go any where today either. It was cold and rainy! Yuck! I love fajitas and I especially love reinventing left-overs. These sound fabulous! Your pictures are looking good!

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    Jeff Rasmussen says:

    My stomach rumbled automatically when I saw the pictures! I love the one with the Maple Leaf on it!! So good!

  16. 16

    Ok I am seriously hungry after looking at all of your photos. I was trying to do a little pre-thanksgiving detox today and eat a small salad to keep my appetite for the big day, but now that's not gonna happen. I think pizza and/or tacos will now be on today's menu :) They look really good!!!! I missed the sticky buns, so now I'm off to check those out. I love bananas in baked goods, and I bet my hubby would be happy to have one for breakfast!

  17. 17
    Asian-spice mix says:

    I want these banana sticky bun after fajita :) everything just look so good :0
    Ridwan

  18. 18
    Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} says:

    Make this for me? Pretty please?!

  19. 19
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. says:

    I love fajitas and yours look delicious! Steak fajitas followed by one of those amazing banana sticky buns sounds like pure heaven!

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    @Dionne- Lol, I hope you got some things done while staring at them. I'd hate to think I kept you from being productive. Lol! Fajitas rock!

    @Grubarazzi- I just got my first cast iron this year and I LOVE it. So amazing.

    @Curry and Comfort- Thanks. I am the same way, I could eat all the meat before making the fajitas. Thanks for the award, off to see what you gave me. Very cool.

    @Steve- Thank you so much. I love getting stumbled. Thanks!

    @firefoodie- Thank you. I love fajitas, you can verify that with Taco Bell. I must stop there 4 days a week on the way to the U. Lol!

    @Magic of Spice- I love to tempt and taunt. Grab those pans and get to it.

    @the food dude- Only two?

    @Kiri- Thanks so much.

    @Lizzy- I must thank you for putting me on to flank steak. Lol, I had to tempt you. Those sticky buns were a thing of beauty. Lol!

    @torviewtoronto- Thank you!

    @Ann- Maybe I'll hop on a plane. I hate winter. I don't mind snow but cold is where I draw the line. Lol! I hate tomatoes! Plus I break out with raw tomatoes. Sour cream makes me cry. You don't want me to cry do you. Lol!

    @Dee- I hate cold rainy days. Thanks, I am loving playing with my camera.

    @Jeff- Aw, I love making people hungry. Makes me happy. Lol. Isn't that cute. I could not help myself. Canucks rule! The people not the team. I might get kicked out of Canada for hating hockey.

    @Alyssa- Detoxing is rough. Hope I didn't royally mess you up. Detox then have sticky buns.

    @Ridwan- Thanks so much.

    @Katrina- You have a seat at our table any time you want it girl!

    @Stephanie- I love a girl with a plan! Sticky buns should always be part of the plan.

    @

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    Apron Appeal says:

    Oh man! I haven't had fajitas since, Cinco de Mayo. Sometimes in this mad dash to try new things I forget some of my favorites.

  22. 22
    Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen says:

    Okay, I haven't had fajitas in the longest time, this post totally has me craving them! Looks like Mexican might be on the menu tonight… ;)

  23. 23

    Fabulous fajitas!! I love quick and easy meal!

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    @Gwenevere- Me too. Sometimes you gotta just slow down and make the faves!

    @Tori- Hope you had a mexican night! They are my favorite. Well that and pizza night. Which lately has been almost every night. Lol!

    @Lo-mo- Me too. Quick, easy and unbutton the pants good. Lol!

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