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Jan 11, 2008

Family Fajita Bar Recipe from Weber's Charcoal Grilling™ by Jamie Purviance

Rating: 5 stars

1 Reviews

Serves: 8 to 10 // Prep time: 30 minutes | Grilling time: 18 to 23 minutes

Grocery List

Fresh Produce

  • 1 oz fresh cilantro or basil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 4 Hass avocados
  • 3 limes
  • 2 red onions

Meat / Poultry / Seafood

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, each 3 to 4 oz
  • 1 flank steaks, each about 1½ lb and ¾" thick

Oil and Spices

  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • .25 cups extra-virgin olive oil
  • .25 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • .5 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp pure chile powder

Condiments

  • 1 lb chunky salsa
  • 1 tsp hot pepper sauce

Other

  • 10 flour tortillas (10")
  • 2 fl oz fresh orange juice

Ingredients

Guacamole

  • 4 Hass avocados, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro or basil
  • 1-½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Marinade

  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • ½ cup loosely packed fresh cilantro or basil leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons pure chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1-½ pounds flank steak, about ¾ inch thick
  • 1-½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 medium green bell peppers, seeded and cut into flat sections
  • 2 medium red onions, cut crosswise into ⅓-inch slices
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 flour tortillas (9 to 10 inches)
  • 2 cups good-quality, store-bought chunky salsa
  • Tabasco® sauce

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl combine the guacamole ingredients and stir with a fork until thoroughly combined. Cover the surface with plastic wrap until ready to use.

  2. In a blender or food processor finely chop the garlic and cilantro. Add the remaining marinade ingredients. Process until smooth.

  3. Put the flank steak in one medium bowl and the chicken thighs in another. Add half the marinade to the steak and half to the chicken and turn to coat all sides evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

  4. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over for medium heat (350° to 450°F).

  5. Lightly coat the bell peppers and onions on both sides with oil. Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill them over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until tender, turning once and swapping their positions as needed for even cooking. The bell peppers will take 6 to 8 minutes, and the onions will take 8 to 10 minutes. Cut the bell peppers and onions into ⅓-inch strips.

  6. Remove the steak and chicken from their bowls and discard the marinade. Grill them over direct medium heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until the steak is medium rare and the chicken is brown on the surface and no longer pink in the middle, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once and swapping their positions as needed for even cooking. Let the steak rest for 2 to 3 minutes. Evenly divide the tortillas into two foil packets and grill over direct medium heat to warm them, 2 to 3 minutes, turning once.

  7. Cut the steak in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise into ¼-inch slices. Cut the chicken into ¼-inch slices. Place the tortillas, steak, chicken, peppers, onions, guacamole, and salsa in separate serving dishes. Let each person make their own fajita by placing the fillings down the center of each tortilla and adding Tabasco® sauce. Serve warm.

1 Review

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Rating: 5 stars

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Rating: 5 stars

May 30, 2013

Michael S

A must try!!!!

My wife and I bought our first Weber (Genesis S-310) Grill this Memorial Day weekend. We wanted to try something different and so my wife came across this recipe on your website. She decided to cook on the grill for the first time and she loved it and we loved the fajitas. The seasonings were a perfect combination for the marinade and the cook times were spot on. Being that this was is our first Weber it performed as expected and is very efficient heating up to temp in no time. Also, cleaning the grill with your cleaning products made clean up very simple and pleasant. We look forward to grilling on it as we grill all year round.

Sincerely,
The Shovlin's
Plains, PA

Type of Griller

Intermediate

Would you recommend this recipe? YES

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