Grilled Flank Steak Fajitas

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These beer-marinated Flank Steak Fajitas are perfect for an evening when you want to turn up the heat a bit. Flank or skirt steaks are perfect for this fast-grilling recipe!

This flavorful Flank Steak Fajitas recipe is a perfect way to enjoy a delicious Mexican-inspired meal at home. Tender strips of grilled flank steak are seasoned with fajita spices and served alongside sizzling veggies and warm tortillas.

These flavorful flank steak fajitas are the perfect easy weeknight dinner to cure Mexican food cravings! Tender strips of skirt steak rubbed with spices and seared to perfection, served alongside sizzling veggies and warm tortillas. So, let’s get started and take your fajita game to the next level!

What Are Flank Steak Fajitas?

First, if you’re unfamiliar with steak fajitas, you’re missing out. Think sizzling strips of meat and veggies, all nestled in a warm tortilla and topped with your favorite toppings. Yum. And when it comes to the meat, flank steak is the way to go. Flank steak is a cut of beef that comes from the abdominal muscles of the cow. It’s a lean cut with some serious flavor, and when cooked right, it’s tender and juicy. It’s got just the right amount of chewiness, and when sliced against the grain, it’s perfect for those thin strips that make fajitas so dang tasty.

You can learn more about flank steak and why it’s a great cut of meat in The Ultimate Guide to Flank Steak!

Flank Steak Fajita Ingredients

  • Flank or Skirt Steak: A lean, flavorful cut perfect for fajitas.
  • Stone Chipotle Pepper Beer: Adds a smoky, slightly spicy flavor to the marinade.
  • Garlic Cloves: Pungent, slightly sweet flavor that pairs well with the beer.
  • Salt and Pepper: Brings out natural flavors of the meat and veggies.
  • Red, Green, or Orange Bell Peppers: Colorful and crunchy. Add a sweet texture.
  • Red Onion: Sweet and tangy, high in vitamin C.
  • Vegetable Oil: High smoke point, neutral flavor, sears meat, and veggies perfectly. Canola or avocado oil also work.
  • Flour Tortillas: Warm and pillowy, sturdy enough to hold all the fillings.
  • Salsa, Sour Cream, and Avocado for Topping: Add flavor and texture to your liking.

How to Make Flank Steak Fajitas

Flank Steak Fajita Marinade

  1. Combine the beer, garlic, and a heavy seasoning of salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pat the steak dry and place in a large resealable bag. Pour the marinade over, seal, and let rest in the fridge for 1 to 8 hours.

Flank Steak Fajitas

  1. When ready to cook the fajita meat, preheat the grill to medium-high and clean grate.
  2. Toss the veggies with 2 tablespoons of oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange in a grill pan or with tongs. Then, grill until tender and slightly charred in spots.
  3. Meanwhile, remove the steak from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Coat in remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and grill 8 to 10 minutes flipping once halfway through.
  4. Cover the steak with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes before cutting into thin slices against the grain.
  5. Serve sliced steak with charred veggies, pico de Gallo or fresh salsa, and other desired toppings.
  6. You can also heat the tortillas over the grill while the steak rests if desired.

What to Serve With Grilled Steak Fajitas

Serve with warm tortillas and generous amounts of toppings! You can also turn your fajitas into Flank Steak Tacos or serve them with chips and make Carne Asada Nachos.

To round out this meal, consider serving them with grilled chicken fajitas, cilantro rice, and a hot skillet of rajas con crema.

Leftovers & Reheating

The best way to store your steak fajitas and veggies is in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Although the veggies may be more wilted, they will still taste just as fabulous as the first time!

As for reheating, you can microwave your grilled chicken fajitas for 30-45 seconds with a damp paper towel on top to keep them juicy. If you have a little bit more time, try reheating it on a skillet for a few minutes until the fajitas are warm enough for your liking. Leftover grilled steak fajitas are perfect for making Carne Asada Fries for a fun twist on the leftovers.

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