Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Steak Fajitas with Chimichurri

These were some of the best fajitas I've made. They were a bit more labor intensive and were worth the wait. This was my first attempt at a chimichurri sauce and it was so fresh tasting and smelling; I will definitely begin to incorporate this into more meals.

Steak Fajitas with Chimichurri Sauce -
In the bowl of a food processor combine one bunch of fresh parsley.
One bunch of cilantro, just throw the whole thing in there.
2 cloves of garlic. It's really two cloves, I just got a little, umm overzealous when I smashed the second clove.
One-half of a red onion sliced.
1 tablespoon coarse sea salt.
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper.
2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar.
2 tablespoons lemon juice.
And finally, 1/2 cup olive oil.
Pulse in the food processor until you get a nice thick and smooth chimichurri sauce. You will get weak at the wonderful aroma you have produced!
I really don't know how large this London Broil is, I would guess about 2 lbs. Pierce both sides of the beef with a fork over the surface of the beef on both sides. Place in a resealable plastic bag.
Pour half of the chimichurri sauce into the bag. Seal the bag and massage the sauce into the London Broil to thoroughly coat the beef. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cover and place the remaining sauce in the fridge for later.


Preheat the grill and remove the steak from the bag, sear the meat on high heat for about 5 minutes per side then move to indirect heat until desired doneness. Move London Broil to a platter and tent with foil.





Ok, we're almost done! Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 1 de-seeded, thinly sliced jalapeno pepper, the other half of the red onion, sliced, and one large red bell pepper thinly sliced. Season with salt and pepper. Saute until the vegetables are softened and caramelized around the edges.




Ok now for the fun part! Add 1/4 cup of a lager beer and continue cooking for about 5 minutes. I felt the lager beer would add a little more flavor than a regular beer or a light beer.



Warm the tortillas on the grill. Our gas grill ran out of propane at this point so I heated the tortillas in a 425 degree oven for about 3 minutes per side. I wouldn't use the boiler!

Thinly slice the steak on the bias; divide among the tortillas along with the peppers and onions. Thin the reserved chimichurri sauce with a tablespoon lemon juice; drizzle over the fajitas. Sprinkle a little grated manchego cheese and you've just made an over the top steak fajita!



34 comments:

girlichef said...

These look divine! I'd say time well worth it :D mmmmmm....Manchego!

Lynda said...

These are bookmarked! Oh they look good!

Donna-FFW said...

My goodness does this ever sound delicious. Love the coating!

Alisa - Frugal Foodie said...

I was just reading in a book about Chimichurri Sauce. I hadn't heard of it prior and it helps to see it here in pictures!

Coleen's Recipes said...

This looks wonderful!! I can almost smell it!!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I've never made chimichurri sauce. Looks like I might have to give these a try. Worth the time for sure.
Sam

Selba said...

I believe it's very wonderful aroma. Yummm...

Laura said...

Oh my gosh- I am so glad to have the recipe for the sauce- I have wanted one for a long time.

Thanks,
Laura

JodieMo said...

I love chimmichuri! These fajitas look great!

Bunny said...

I have London Broil, I've never made fajitas before but I'm going to, this looks great!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Looks good. Love all the photos. Will have to give it a try.
Ramona

Cathy said...

Homemade chimichurri is the best thing ever!! It goes well with any grilled meat - especially pork. I haven't had fajitas in such a long time.....

gigi said...

You are right!! The aroma is amazing! This doesn't look that hard for the pay off. Big hit!

5 Star Foodie said...

These fajitas sound fantastic especially with the delicious Chimichurri Sauce! Yum!

buffalodick said...

Nicely done! Last ones I made looked like a car crash, but ate pretty well...

Elra said...

That look really delicious katherine, I love chimichurri sause.

Reeni♥ said...

This looks absolutely delicious Katherine! I love the beer added in and the Chimichurri just puts them over the top!

Marjie said...

Well, it's a good thing you don't have some of my sons, or they'd be griping about green meat!

Marguerite said...

Woweee, Katherine! These fajitas look fabulous and the chimichurri sauce is a "to die for" bonus. Also love the lager touch, cher!

Greg C said...

OMG you are so making me hungry. And I just finished lunch. Way to go.

Cheryl said...

Yummy, I have never seen or eaten Chimcurri sauce or even had any idea what was in it! Pathetic huh?

The Diva on a Diet said...

Katherine, these look SO good! I love chimichurri and using it to marinate the steak is such a great idea. Love this!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious...a great summertime recipe for the grill. I will have to try that sauce sometime....

Katy ~ said...

This looks more-ish!

Pam said...

I love recipes that use a sauce for the marinade and for the dish, it makes it sooo worth it!

Hornsfan said...

Those are great looking fajitas - the chimichurri looks perfect!

The Blonde Duck said...

Gimme gimme gimme! :)

MaryBeth said...

These look sinfully delish!!!

Bellini Valli said...

Such a delicious combination of flavours.

Mary said...

I can taste this wonderful combination of ingredients and your photos made the assembly of this creation very easy to follow. Thanks!

Chris said...

You are awesome, but seriously get out of our kitchen! We were going to make flank steak with chimichurri tonight but I was out of parsley so were just doing a grilled flank steak instead.

The steak fajitas look superb!

Bridgett said...

My goodness you have me drooling. What a heavenly dinner. Right up my alley!

pigpigscorner said...

ahh I'm drooling...the chimichurri sauce sounds amazing!

Julie said...

Amazing! We love chimichurri and what a great way to use it!