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Steak Fajitas with Drunken Peppers #PepperParty
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Flank Steak cooked to perfection. plus peppers cooked to perfection (then simmered in alcohol) equals sheer perfection for dinner. This recipe is a new family favourite. Absolutely easy and delicious!
Ingredients
For the sauce:
  • Fresh cilantro do this according to your taste, I used about 1/2 bunch
  • Fresh parsley do this according to your taste, I used about 1/2 bunch
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 red onion chopped
  • 2 shallots chopped
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sauce I used Kobe Finishing Sauce (any stir fry sauce would work)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
For the Fajitas:
  • 2 pounds of flank steak
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Kobe Finishing Sauce to baste
  • 12 flour tortillas medium size
For the Drunken Peppers:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 green peppers seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 2 red peppers seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 2 yellow peppers seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and diced
  • 1 Vidalia onion cut into thin strips
  • 3 shallots cut into thin strips
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled, smashed and chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 16 ounces of beer pale ale (if you're not a drinker you can use carbonated water)
Instructions
For the sauce:
  1. Combine the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse till smooth. Set aside. Marinate the steak in this overnight.
For the Fajitas:
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Line a grilling pan with foil. Spray with non stick spray.
  3. Now get a really good cast iron or heavy pan ready so you can sear the meat. You want it over a medium high heat. Add a touch of olive oil to the pan. Let it sizzle.
  4. Remove the steak from the marinade. Discard remaining marinade. Drop the steak in the hot pan. Sear both sides, about 2 to 2 minutes on each side. You just want to get a nice colour on it.
  5. Now remove the steak and place on the grill pan. Stick that in your oven. Cook for about 8 to 12 minutes depending how rare or well done you like your beef. Baste half way through. Or even twice. I basted mine twice.
  6. Pull it out of the oven. If you have some extra sauce pour that over top. Now allow it to stand for about 5 to 10 minutes to let the juice redistribute.
  7. Once it's ready slice against the grain to avoid tough meat. Slice it thinly.
For the Drunken Peppers (I'd do these at the same time as the searing the steak):
  1. In a large saute pan add the butter, allow that to start to sizzle, then add all your peppers, shallots and onions. Cook them for about 10 to 15 minutes, allowing them to caramelize. Add the garlic and seasoning, cook for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Now add the beer, cover and allow that to continue cooking over medium heat till it reduces and the veggies look fabulous. This will take about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Putting it all together:
  1. Pile the toppings on the tortillas and have at it.
  2. Enjoy with a bit old Peppery smile!
Recipe Notes

Please remember this is best marinated overnight. Flank steak is full of flavour but can be a tad tough and chewy. So marinate for a minimum of 2 to 4 hours. I'd highly recommend doing it overnight.

Adapted from Sunny Anderson's Flank Steak Fajitas with Drunken Peppers