Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tequila Lime Flank Steak Fajitas

The marinade for this flank steak is also used to spice up sour cream for a tasty sauce.
Serves 4-6

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp season salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  1. Place all ingredients in a jar and shake well.
Tortilla Ingredients:
  • 1 flank steak
  • 4-6 flour tortilla shells
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • shredded lettuce
  • tomatoes, diced
  • avocado, sliced
  • cilantro, (optional)
  • grated cheese
  • 3 large peppers, sliced
  • 1 large onion sliced 
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  1. Place sour cream in a small glass bowl and add 2 tbsp of the marinade. Stir well, cover and place in refrigerator. This is a sauce to serve with the fajitas.
  2. Place flank steak in a shallow GLASS container and pour marinade over. (because of the ingredient of lime juice and tequila in the marinade it's important that you marinade in a non reactive container. I like to use a glass baking pan.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap (not foil) and place in the refrigerator for 8-12 hours.
  4. Slice peppers and onions into a bowl. Toss with olive oil, cumin and taco seasoning. Cover and allow to marinade for at least one hour. 
  5. Have all vegetables cut up and ready to serve.
  6. We grill on The Big Green Egg grill. You can saute the peppers and onions in a cast iron on the grill, or on your stove top. Keep them slightly crunchy. 
  7. Grill marinaded flank steak basting with marinade several times during grilling. 
  8. Remove from grill and allow steak to rest for 10 minutes. Slice very thin.
  9. Place flour tortillas on grill just shortly (watch closely) to get grill marks and heat slightly.
  10. Serve with flavoured sour cream, and other ingredients. Salsa is a nice addition to top it off...and we like a fresh squeeze of lime too.
Peppers and onions grilling.


  1. Is there a substitute ingredient for the tequila?

    1. Try apple juice. It will change the flavour but it will still be really good.

  2. Awww - the green egg! Your bbq recipes are always amazing!!!