spicy steak fajitas & guac!

welcome to food friday by chef jess!!

IMG_2996 what you’ll need:
3/4 flank or flat iron steak {you can use chicken too, if that’s what you prefer}
1 onion
1 green & red bell pepper
1 tbsp lime juice
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste {i don’t cook with salt but you might like it with some}

{first} you’ll want to marinate your meat. marinate you say? let’s make that. in a big bowl, big enough to hold a bunch of strips of meat, mix the lime juice, {minced} garlic, crushed red pepper, chili powder, cumin, {one} tbsp of olive oil and salt & pepper {if you want}. this will be your marinade.
{second} cut your meat into thin strips and add the strips to the marinade. mix it all together and set aside {in the fridge} and let it sit for about 45 minutes-1 hour. you can let it sit longer, even overnight if you want.
[note: if you have a little or friends/family that can’t do spiciness, you may want to set aside some meat. this recipe is a bit on the spicy side and they may think it’s too hot. i’ll include the simple marinade for this at the end. it’s still just as yummy! ]

while that’s sitting…
let’s get that guac going!


what you’ll need:
2-3 tbsp lime juice
1-2 roma tomatoes
1/2 onion
1 jalapeño
2 avocados
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
salt to taste

{first} cut the avocados into squares, pop em out of the casing, then mash mash mash. you can use a spoon OR you can use this handy little thing {here}! it’s like a potato masher…but smaller! lol
{second} chop chop chop {i’m really into repeating myself in this post}. dice the onions, de-seed the jalapeño then dice, dice the tomatoes and finely chop the cilantro. {i use way more than what i told you to…i’m a cilantro fiend}
{third} mix mix mix… i’m not stopping. mix all this together with the lime juice . taste {add salt if needed} have someone else taste…enjoy!


back to the fajitas


{third} chop the onion and the bell peppers {you can use orange and yellow too if you want} into strips. add these and the last tbsp of olive oil into a pan and put it on medium/high. stir frequently until soft. not floppy soft though. {that’s not very helpful but it really just depends on how “soft” you like your veggies}. add your meat and cook until the meat is how you like. i’m a medium rare kind of girl, so this part doesn’t take very long at all.
[note: you can do this step two different ways. you can cook your veggies and your meat separate if that’s how you like it. maybe you or your guests don’t like their foods touching…i don’t know, do as your little heart desires!]

and some cheese and your guac and voila! yummy yummy goodness.

thanks for stopping by & checking out this recipe. it’s always a hit when i make it for house guests!
-chef jess

oh oh, to make the kiddo version you basically just leave out all the spicy stuff…chili powder and pepper flakes… lol easy peezy.

here are some outtakes that jazmina shot for me…
IMG_3001 IMG_2999
okay, i can’t be the only one that cuts a jalapeño with a glove… right? my fingertips burn so bad after if i don’t and i’m a weenie so no thank you!
this little garlic mincer is my life saver. i can wash my hand 500 times and i will still smell like garlic…nope not with this bad boy! it’s.awesome.

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