Tyler's sassy mojo marinade seriously kicks up the festive flavor of these backyard or indoor fajitas.
Grilled Fajitas With Mojo
Provided by: Tyler Florence
- 2 1/4 pounds skirt steak, fat trimmed and cut into thirds
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 red bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 2 1/2 lime, juiced
- extra-virgin olive oil
- 12 flour tortillas, warm
- 1 orange, juiced
- 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
- 1 3 chipolte chiles in adobo sauce
- 3 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Prepare the mojo (marinade). Combine 1-3 chiptole chiles in adobo sauce, 2 limes (juiced), 2 garlic cloves (roughly chopped), 1 orange (juiced), 3 tablespoons rough chopped cilantro leaves, 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, and some fresh ground pepper in a bowl. Using a stick immersion blender, regular blender, or food processor, puree the mojo until smooth. Transfer mojo into a re-sealable plastic bag. Add 2 1/4 pounds skirt steak to bag (flank steak, New York Strip, and filet mignon are great alternate cuts). Seal and shake to coat meat thoroughly. Refrigerate for up to 4 hours to fully tenderize and flavor the beef.
- Lightly oil grill or grill pan, and preheat to medium-high heat. Remove beef from the bag of mojo, throw the steaks on the grill, and season liberally with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Grill for approximately 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare steaks, or around 10 minutes on each side if you prefer well-done steaks. Transfer meat to a cutting board and let rest.
- Once the beef is off the grill pan and resting, add 2 red bell peppers (thinly sliced), and 1 large onion (thinly sliced), to the grill and toss with lime juice and olive oil. Grill the veggies for 7 to 8 minutes, until just barely limp.
- Heat up flour tortillas. Turn any free burners on a medium low flame by placing a tortilla on each flame. Let it char about 30 seconds to 1 minute, flip the tortilla and repeat on the other side. Remove the tortillas to a clean kitchen towel and wrap to keep warm. You can also heat your tortillas in a microwave by wrapping tortillas in a lightly dampened kitchen towel and heating for about 1 minute. Check to see if they are warm, and if not, continue heating at 1-minute intervals until tortillas are warm and pliable.
- Thinly slice steak, against the grain on a diagonal.
- To serve fajitas, spread some guacamole on a tortilla, top with a few slices of steak, peppers and onions, and salsa. You may serve with sour cream and shredded cheese. Roll up the tortilla to enclose the filling.