Beer-Marinated Grilled Steak Fajitas

The final product

The final product

If you’re looking for a pretty solid marinade for fajitas this is one that seems like an odd combination but worked really well.  Although I really wanted to use skirt steak, the grocery store only had flank steak so that’s what we went with.  I grilled the steak but it can also be cooked on a grill pan.  Adapted from Marcela Valladolid

The steak ingredients

The steak ingredients

A beautiful sight, a steak marinating in beer

A beautiful sight, a steak marinating in beer

The star of the show.  If you've never had it pick it up at Trader Joe's.  I am a big fan at $4 for a 6-pack.

The star of the show. If you’ve never had it pick it up at Trader Joe’s. I am a big fan at $4 for a 6-pack.

After a few hours of marinating, it's time to cook.

After a few hours of marinating, it’s time to cook.

Halfway there.

Ready to be sliced.

Ingredients

  • 1 orange, thinly sliced with peel
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, halved and smashed
  • 2 1/4 pounds flank steak (or skirt steak)
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 12 oz. beer, lager preferred
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

Directions

  1. In a wide, shallow glass baking dish, scatter half of the orange slices, half of the onion slices and half of the garlic pieces on the bottom of the dish.
  2. Sprinkle the steak all over with salt and pepper and put in the dish on top of the orange and onion slices.
  3. Scatter the remaining orange, onion and garlic over the steak and pour in the beer and soy sauce.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate for 1 hour at room temperature or up to overnight in the refrigerator.
  5. Prepare a grill on medium-high heat or preheat a broiler. Remove the meat from the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill the steak to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve as desired.

We had this with the typical fajita accoutrements as well as Mexican Street Corn Salad, which was ridiculously good.

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