Introduction: Johnny's Fantastic Fajitas

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- Marinade:

- juice of 4 limes ( about 1/3 cup)

- 1 (12 ounce) bottle dark beer( I use Shiner Bock, but use your preference)

- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)

- 1/2 teaspoon cumin

- 1 medium white onion, grated or finely minced

- 5 cloves garlic, finely minced

- MEAT: this marinade will do a nice size skirt steak( 2 1/2 to 3 pounds,make sure you trim all the fat and silverskin before marinating), or about 3 pounds chicken(skin, de-bone, and cut up before marinating).
 
1.) Mix all ingredients together.

2.) Pour into large sealable plastic bag ( 1 gallon size).

3.) Marinate overnight. DON'T freak out when you pull out the meat from the bag, in the case of the skirt steak, it will be gray-ish, THIS IS NORMAL. The acid in the lime juice has partially cooked the meat,trust me, it will be very tender.

To Cook:

- 1 medium white onion, sliced

- 1 bell pepper, red or green (Only if you like bell pepper. I don't, so I omit it, unless I'm cooking for guests.)

1.) Grill to your preference,cook the meat directly on the grill, and pan cook the onions and peppers, the meat will have a nice char, and you can caramelize the onion/peppers to bring out their sweetness.

2.) Slice against the meat grain, and enjoy with the toppings and cold beer of your choice.

- Tips:

- If you live in an area where mesquite charcoal is available, GET IT! There is no substitute for the flavor  mesquite adds.

- Get a few extra limes, fresh lime adds a great flavor to a fajita taco.

- Caramelized garlic makes a great addition, just wrap a few heads up like baked potatoes, and throw 'em on the grill till they're soft.

- Make EXTRA! You're going to want seconds, or thirds.

Comments

wakeskatenfool_w7 made it! (author)2014-08-23

I made these last weekend, and they were Awesome. I used Shiner as well and only marinaded them for about 3 hours, But you could really taste the marinade. Great recipe and thanks for the eats!

scoochmaroo (author)2011-06-24

Yum, this sounds delicious!!

illuminatis (author)scoochmaroo2011-06-25

They ARE! Glad you liked my first "ible". I know you do a lot of vegan recipes, but here in Texas BBQ means MEAT. I was thinking of putting in my brisket recipe, but since I use it to compete @ the fair & rodeo(highest I got was 2nd place, tho) ,I'd be sabotaging myself by giving it away. Trust me, if you make this, make EXTRA, everyone will want seconds, or thirds....It'll never make the "left-over" stage, but if it does, fajita nachos are GREAT for a "next-day" meal. I'd make 'em on a Saturday, so the left-over nacho idea will sync up with game-day football munchies.

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