A couple of years ago, I went to Austin, Texas and had some amazing food from Chuy’s. I still think about the beef fajitas I had and have always been on the hunt for a recipe. Unable to find one, I looked up their menu and it states that they marinate their skirt steak in beer. My husband was all for it so I gave it a try…beef marinated in beer can’t be a bad thing!
It’s obviously not exactly like Chuy’s but it’s my favorite recipe so far for homemade beef fajitas. I actually marinated the beef in the beer mixture for seven hours. Next time, I’m going to go for 24 hours! 24 hour marinating is key! I used my Le Creuset cast iron grill pan and it worked wonderfully. Serve it with your favorite condiments, such as sour cream and guacamole. We always serve fajitas with toppings of cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato, sometimes I will make pico de gallo (diced tomatoes & diced jalapenos mixed with lime juice and salt.
1.5-2 lb skirt steak (if one full piece, cut into smaller pieces)
1 green pepper, sliced into strips
1 onion, sliced
flour tortillas, cheese, lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole
3 garlic cloves, smashed, peeled & then chopped
1 jalapeno, halved & then sliced
1 1/2 limes, juiced
1 cup of beer, Shiner Bock beer
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1 Tbsp soy sauce
from The Little Kitchen
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The beer definitely helped tenderize the beef and the flavor of the marinade lended well to fajitas. So what do you think? Will you give a try? Do you have a favorite beef fajitas recipe you want to share or do you have a favorite from a restaurant? I want to hear about it.