99’s Beef Steak Fajitas

This blog entry is dedicated to Wayne Gretzky! Its our 99th blog entry and it’s only fitting to share this with all of you and the “Great One” himself. Wayne, if you read this post, wish you had played at least one season with the Leafs…

Anyway, what do you need? Really simple, a bit of time and some basic ingredients. So, the time bit really means that you’ll marinade your beef overnight in a zip-top bag. For the marinade you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of fresh pineapple juice (a great tenderizing agent!)
  • 1/4 light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

Combine it well and place your steaks into the bag. Pour the marinade over the meat and place the bag into a bowl, in case it leaks and let it rest in the fridge overnight. Turn the bag a few times as you go into the fridge.

The next day, get your grill ready at 450F direct heat with an additional griddle module, if you have one for your grill. This was my first time using the griddle and it worked a charm!

To get your fajita stuffing ready, simply prepare:

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (for the griddle)
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 small tub of sour cream
  • Get your lovely special someone to prepare (her) secret crazy garlic guacamole
  • Finally, your two steaks – I used top side which was too lean and well, didn’t give the same flavour as a rib eye or any other marbled cut.

Sautee your vegetables and put them aside and then grill the steaks for about 4 minutes per side to get a nice medium rare. Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes afterwards and then slice them at a 45 degree angle cross the grain.

Plate it all up and serve away!

Last night…he shoots…he scores! Thanks 99 for the inspiration and hope you all enjoy this easy and tasty meal!

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Overall Heather Rating: 7/10 (if the steaks had been tastier, this was an easy 9!)

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