Thursday, November 1, 2007

Mama's Fajitas

Growing up my mother made the best fajitas- but they weren't like the fajitas that you get in restaurants today. She served them more like a steak, not in strips- with a yummy marinade that I was shocked to find the ingredients of. If you are looking for a new Tex-Mex recipe- this one is GREAT!

2 lb flank steak
1 bottle low sodium teriyaki sauce
1 t garlic powder
1 small lime , cut in half

Trim steaks and score diagonally. Combine teriyaki sauce and garlic powder in large freezer Ziploc bag. Add flank steak. Squeeze lime over steaks and drop lime into bag. Seal and shake to mix. Place in refrigerator for 24 hours. Preheat gas grill or gas broiler using medium flame. Drain steaks. Place on grill or broiler pan. Grill for about 6 minutes each side. Serve with Spanish rice and jalapeno pinto beans.

TIP OF THE DAY: Always keep bottled lemon and lime juice in your refrigerator for times that a recipe calls for it and you don't have fresh ones on hand.

Tomorrow's Daily Special: Smushy Cake

2 comments :

  1. This is my kind of recipe! My family would LOVE this!
    Your mama must have been amazing in the kitchen! How wonderful that you paid attention and learned her recipes!

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  2. I have used teriyaki marinade on fajitas many times. Something that you might want to try as well is Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing. This gives the meat an incredible juiciness as well as flavor.

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