When Smart & Final asked me to make an original recipe using Cattleman’s Finest products for their #GrillUpYourSummer contest, I immediately decided to challenge myself with a savory new twist on a classic summer favorite. These fajitas are made with smoky marinated steak and use Feta cheese instead of traditional cheddar or jack for a richer taste. Spicy chipotle sauce and fresh cilantro top off this flavorful dish for a unique and zesty combination that’s a total crowd-pleaser (if I do say so myself!).
Steak Fajitas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce
2 pounds flank steak or top sirloin, trimmed
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
3 bell peppers, thinly sliced
1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
Creamy Chipotle Sauce:
1/4 Cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 (7 oz) can of chipotles in adobo
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp worcestershire
1 tsp black pepper
12 medium flour tortillas
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
Prepare marinade for steak by mixing garlic cloves, 1/4 cup lime juice, cumin, chili powder, 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper in a large ziplock bag. Marinate steak in the ziplock bag for 30 minutes at room temperature, or overnight in the refrigerator.
Prepare creamy chipotle sauce by mixing together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, 1 Tbsp lime juice, Worcestershire and 1 tsp black pepper with 2 minced chipotle chiles in adobo and the adobo sauce from the 7 oz can of chipotles in adobe. Save the rest of the chipotle chiles in the refrigerator for another recipe. Note: This makes a rather spicy sauce. For a milder version, use 1 chipotle chile instead of 2.
Heat barbecue and grill steak over high heat 3 minutes on each side.
Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a skillet over high heat and stir fry the bell peppers and onions until tender, 3-4 minutes.
Slice steak diagonally across the grain into thin strips and serve with bell pepper and onions in warmed tortillas. Garnish with Feta cheese, cilantro and creamy chipotle sauce.
Check out the other awesome recipes in the Smart & Final Grill Up Your Summer contest over at http://www.GrillUpYourSummer.com. While you’re there, you can vote for my recipe for a chance to win a $50 Smart & Final gift card and a Weber 220 grill!
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