Steak Fajitas with Chimichurri and Drunken Peppers

I got a subscription to Food Network Magazine for Christmas last year. I’ve enjoyed reading it because I love the Food Network. I do wish they came every month instead of every other month though… This is actually the first recipe I’ve tried from the magazine. It was from a bit they do called he made/she made where a male and female chef head off to make a similar recipe.

Hubby and I both really enjoyed these fajitas. I served them on whole wheat tortillas with chopped tomatoes. We did have leftover chimichurri sauce, so I just froze it like I do leftover pesto. The best part of this recipe was the peppers. I’m definitely going to use the recipe/method to saute peppers from now on.

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Steak Fajitas with Chimichurri and Drunken Peppers

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 bunch fresh parsley
1 bunch fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic
1 large red onion, halved and sliced
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp olive oil
1 pound chuck or top round steak (London broil)
3 red or green bell peppers, seeded and cut into strips
1/4 cup lager beer
8 8-inch flour tortillas
Lime wedges, for serving (optional)

Directions:

Combine the parsley and cilantro (leaves and stems), garlic, half of the sliced onion, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, vinegar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1/2 cup olive oil in a food processor; blend into a thick and smooth chimichurri sauce. Pierce both sides of the steak with a fork several times; place in a resealable plastic bag and add half of the sauce. Seal the bag and turn to coat the steak; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cover and reserve the remaining sauce.

Preheat a grill to medium-high. Remove the steak from the bag (discard the bag of sauce); season with salt and pepper and grill until medium-rare, about 6 minutes per side. Let rest, loosely covered with foil, for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and the remaining sliced onion half; season with salt and pepper. Saute until the vegetables are softened and caramelized around the edges, about 8 minutes. Add the beer, cover and cook until the peppers are tender, about 5 minutes.

Warm the tortillas on the grill. Thinly slice the steak on the bias; divide among the tortillas along with the peppers and onions. Thin the reserved chimichurri sauce with the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice; drizzle over the fajitas. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Recipe from Sunny Anderson via the Food Network Magazine

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4 Responses to “Spaghetti and Meatballs for a Crowd”

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    Nancy Blume-Watson — November 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Jen made the meatballs for our family. She made both regular spaghetti and spaghetti squash for the carb watchers in the family. I chose the spaghetti squash to go with the meatballs and it was delicious! My only dissapointment was there were none left over when I checked the fridge for lunch! I can’t wait to make these!!!

    • beantownbaker — December 1st, 2013 @ 6:51 pm

      Let me know how they turn out for you. I’ve subbed bacon for the prosciutto in the meatballs in the past before. It makes a LOT so be ready for leftovers/

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    schatzi — March 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I use a 19 oz package of Johnsonville Italian sausage (hot) for the ground pork and prosciutto when i make these meatballs. The gelatin is a key ingredient (don’t omit).
    I grew up in an Italian home and I gotta tell ya this is my go-to recipe for the best meatballs and spaghetti sauce.
    Making it this weekend for my manicotti — looking forward to the compliments!

    • beantownbaker — March 25th, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

      So glad you agree that this is a great recipe! The gelatin is definitely a key ingredient.

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