Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pappasito's Steak Fajitas {Copycat}

We love cooking at home, {obviously}, but when we go out to eat, somehow we always end up at a mexican food restaurant. Ever since our big move, which we are loving, this has been one of the biggest adjustments. I knew it would be, it is still hard, our beloved mexican food, hole-in-the-wall's, are not on every corner.

Well, don't worry, I came prepared. I packed a case of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in my bag, {literally}, and was ready to plant my own Habanero peppers and Serrano peppers. All of that planning seemed to be a waste of time, because my local Kroger has all of the above.

We were here for about 20 days before we had to put fajitas, queso, spanish rice, and guacamole on the meal plan. I already have my favorite chicken fajitas marinade, but I wanted steak fajitas. This recipe is excellent, very reminiscent of my favorite Pappasito's fajitas. Now, I have go-to recipes for chicken and steak, shrimp will be next!
Source: Tex Ags Forum, via Pinterest

1 1/4 lbs. of Flank Steak
1 cup of Pineapple Juice
1/2 cup of Soy Sauce
Juice of 4 Limes, freshly squeezed, 4 small or 2 large
1/4 cup of Cilantro
1 Jalapeño, roughly chopped, and seeded if you do not like heat
1/3 cup of Onions, roughly chopped
1/3 cup of Water
1/2 teaspoon of Pepper
1 teaspoon of Salt
2 teaspoons of Cumin
Flour Tortillas
Additional Toppings: Guacamole, Sour Cream, Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Queso, Spanish Rice, Lettuce, Jalapeños, etc.

First, in a large bowl, mix together the pineapple juice, soy sauce, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeños, onions, water, pepper, salt, and cumin.

Now, place the steak in a gallon ziplock bag, and pour the marinade over it.

Marinate for 4-6 hours.

When you are ready to cook, spray your grill with cooking spray, and heat your grill up. Place the steak on the grill and cook for 12-15 minutes, flipping occasionally. After time has elapsed, remove from the grill and let sit for 10 minutes.

Slice the beef and assemble the fajitas.


Happy Cooking,
The Barbee Housewife

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