Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Need an Idea For Dinner?

Do you need an idea for a great, quick meal for dinner tonight? Boy, do I have the recipe for you. I am passionate about creating a fantastic meal each and every night. Most evenings when I come home from work I know that time is of the essence. I can't spend 2 hours chopping and sauteing. Lets not even think of all of the clean up time. I don't want to spend a full evening chained to the stove and the sink.

Beef Fajitas fits the bill. I promise it's easy peasy. This meal can be made entirely on the grill. First you want to start out with a great piece of flank steak. I get my meat from a small local grocer. I find that the larger the grocery store the less quality meat they offer. At least that's how it is in my area. I always let my meat get to room temperature. I never cook a cold piece of meat. Alright if you are using a gas grill like I do pre heat your grill on high for 15 minutes. Next squeeze 2 to 3 limes over your flank steak. Don't forget to salt and pepper your steak. There is no need to marinate your steak for hours. Just sprinkling your juice while your grill heats is enough. Throw your steak on your grill and cook each side for about 5 to 7 minutes. On my grill it turns out medium to medium rare. Just the way my family likes it. Remove your steak from the grill and tent it with tin foil so it can rest for about 10 minutes. While it rests we can cook our veggies.

Check out this beauty! Trust me, it's out of this world! Is your mouth watering yet?

Next get your veggies ready. Remember we are cooking everything on the grill. Slice your onions in 1/2" rounds. Don't separate them into rings. Seed and cut your peppers like I have so they can cook easily on the grill. Turn your grill to medium heat. If you like add a bit of olive oil to your veggies to keep them from sticking to the grill. It will take 8 to 10 minutes to cook. After you have removed the veggies from the grill quick throw on your flour tortilla's for 20 seconds per side.

Slice your rested meat thinly on the bias against the grain. Next slice your veggies. This is great! Not a pot or pan to wash! Yippee!

Put together your Fajitas. Yum! Make sure to make some guacamole and salsa if you are a fan of those condiments. I have a great recipe from guacamole. If you are interested just let me know in your comment. I am always happy to share.
I guarantee you that if you serve this meal for your family or friends you will be a total rock star! Enjoy!


Wool Winder said...

Fajitas are yummy!

Liz said...

They look delicious!

Tea said...

I've made chicken fajitas for years, and it's time now for a change. Your recipe fits the bill I think. I love the idea of grilling all the components. I can't wait to try it out. Thanks bunches!

susan said...

well, that sounded pretty darn tasty! i really want to get a gas grill this year! i love fresh pinapple slices grilled on a really good hamburger....yummmmmmm
the block is not that hard if you can paper piece. mine turned out pretty darned good and i have not been a big fan of paper piecing but this may change. i pieced together the WOW is incredible! need to photo and put it on site.

Renna said...

Oh, my, that looks delicous!

I'm always a little nervous when cooking something new on the grill, unsure of just how long to leave it. What thickness would you say that steak was that you cooked at the time you prescribed?

I do buy my roasts at our local Kroger store because I prefer it to the roasts at my local meat market, but everything else, I buy at the meat market. It's just a few blocks from my house, too, which is very handy when I need to cook something fast and haven't shopped ahead.

Debra said...

It does look wonderful and easy-I am going to make this for sure. Thanks for the nice pictures too.

Juri said...

I was just thinking I was a bit hungry, but after looking at these pictures, I feel like I am starving! Looks absolutely delicious!