Beef Fajitas

There are probably more recipes for fajitas as there are cooks who make them. This is the way I typically make them.

Beef Fajitas
  1. Clean the BBQ grill.
  2. Start the BBQ. While the BBQ coals are getting hot, prepare the meat and the sautéed onions and peppers.
  3. Rinse the steak and pat it dry with paper towels.
  4. Sprinkle both sides of the meat with coarse salt, Freshly ground peppercorns, and garlic powder (garlic salt is not a substitute for the coarse salt and garlic powder). Set aside in a cool place until the BBQ is hot.
  5. Clean and cut the onions into pieces about 2″ by ¼″.
  6. Clean and cut the bell peppers into pieces about 2″ by ¼″.
  7. Heat the oil in a large fry pan.
  8. When the oil is hot, add the onions, peppers, ground peppercorns, thyme, garlic powder, and salt.
  9. Cook over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until the vegetables have softened and the onions have just started to brown.
  10. Add the salsa and continue to cook, stirring frequently, for 5 more minutes.
  11. Turn off heat but do not remove from fry pan until ready to serve.
  12. Cook meat over BBQ then cut across the grain into strips about ½″ wide. Cut the strips into 3″ pieces.
  13. Cook the tortillas for a few seconds on each side, either over direct flame or on a very hot griddle.
  14. Serve the meat, sautéed vegetables, tortillas, and extra salsa and let people assemble them at the table.

Serves: 4 people.