Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Steak Fajitas and Tex-Mex Bean Salad

Sometimes I get a craving for Tex-Mex food. I love the flavor blend of the spices, cheese, and tortillas! Fajitas are one of my favorite Tex-Mex dishes. This Steak Fajita recipe uses marinated flank steak.

Steak Fajitas
1 flank steak, about 1 1/2 lbs.
Juice of one lime (or more if lime does not have a lot of juice)
3 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. Watkins Cumin
1 tsp. Watkins Chili Powder
1 tsp. Watkins Oregano
1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
4 cloves garlic, minced
Watkins Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt
Bell peppers, green, yellow, or red, sliced
Onions, sliced
Other veggies you'd like
Flour tortillas or multi-grain tortilla wraps

Put flank steak in large ziploc bag.

Whisk together lime juice, olive oil, cumin, chili powder, oregano, cilantro, and garlic. Pour into bag with steak, turn to coat steak and marinate at least one hour in the refrigerator.

Grill flank steak (about 4 minutes per side for medium rare). Set aside to rest.

Sprinkle veggies with garlic powder or garlic salt; add to the grill and cook.

Slice steak. Serve on a tortilla with the veggies and your favorite toppings.

Watkins Jalapeno Hot Pepper Sauce
Sliced avocados or guacamole
Shredded lettuce
Chopped tomatoes
Grated Monterrey Jack cheese, cheddar cheese, Muenster cheese, or combination
Sour Cream

Tex-Mex Bean Salad
1 can of black beans (15 ounces) - rinsed and drained
1 can of kidney beans (15 ounces) - rinsed and drained
1 can of cannellini beans (15 ounces) - rinsed and drained
1 green bell pepper - chopped
1 red bell pepper - chopped
1 can of corn (7-8 ounces) - drained
1 red onion - minced
1/2 cup of olive oil or Watkins Grapeseed Oil
1/2 cup of red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
2 tablespoons of white sugar
2 teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon of garlic - minced
1 1/2 teaspoons of Watkins Cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons of Watkins Black Pepper

In a large bowl, combine the beans, chopped peppers, corn, and minced red onion.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, garlic, cumin, and black pepper. Mix well.

Pour dressing over beans.

To add a little more spiceness season to taste with Watkins Red Pepper Flakes, Watkins Cayenne Pepper, or Watkins Inferno Hot Pepper Sauce. Add a little at a time so you don't over flavor.

Chill thoroughly and serve cold.



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