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Paleo Magazine - Skirt Steak Fajitas

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Packing quite the spicy kick, this recipe utilizes all the traditional seasonings of fajitas with cumin, chipotle, lime juice, and garlic. This recipe is so delicious you won't even notice the absence of a tortilla.
Ingredients
  Skirt steak 1 Pound
For the fajita vegetable
  Red bell pepper 1 , seeded, and thinly sliced
  Yellow pepper 1 , seeded, and thinly sliced
  Vadalia onions 1 , thinly sliced
  Baby bella mushrooms 2 Cup (32 tbs), slice
  Coconut oil/Olive oil 1 Tablespoon (Organic)
For the marinade
  Chipotle chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Regular salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), mince
  Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Lime juice 1⁄8 Cup (2 tbs)
For the guacamole
  Avocado (without seed) 1 Medium
  Salt and pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 1 Teaspoon
For the garnish
  Lime 1 Small, slice
  Parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped finely
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Clean and remove any silver skin from the skirt steak, rinse under cool water and pat dry
2. Place steak in a 1-gallon zip lock bag and set aside.
3. In a small mixing bowl, lime juice, salt, pepper, chipotle, cumin, and garlic.
4. Pour marinade over steak, seal bag, and toss to evenly coat the entire skirt steak.
5. Marinate the steak up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.

MAKING
6. Slice the portabella mushrooms, onions keep it aside.
7. Thinly slice the yellow bell pepper and red bell pepper, keep it aside.
8. Chop the parsley and slice the lime, keep aside.
9. Remove steak from the refrigerator and bring up to room temperature.
10. Preheat grill to 500°F prior to cooking the steak.
11. In a hot skillet sauté the sliced onion and both the peppers in coconut oil on medium heat.
12. Add the salt and cracked pepper, and sauté until onions are translucent and peppers have softened.
13. Add the sliced mushrooms and sauté for few more minutes turn off the heat and let the vegetables rest in the hot skillet.
14. In a bowl combine scoop out the avocado flesh, smash it with a fork until smooth, add salt and pepper and flour, combine everything well.
15. Start grilling the steak 3-4 minutes per side, once done allow it to rest for 5 minutes and then cut the steaks in thin strips.
16. Turn on the oven to broil at 500 degree F.
17. Place the skillet with the vegetables on the top rack and broil the vegetables for 3-5 minutes.

SERVING
18. Serve steak topped with vegetables, and with a side of guacamole and slice of lime, sprinkle parsley and serve hot.

TIPS
You can use olive oil instead of coconut oil, to saute the fajita vegetables.

Things You Will Need
Zip lock bag
oven
grill
cast iron skillet

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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