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Chipotle Marinated Flank Steak Fajitas

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Serves: 6
Prep Time: 15m
Cook Time: 15m

Flank Steak is a very lean meat which also means it's rather tough. A marinade of lime juice and chipotle peppers helps break down the muscle for a delicious and more tender steak.


  • 0.5 cup fresh lime juice (about 6 limes)
  • 2 oranges, juiced
  • 2 whole chipotle peppers plus adobo sauce, smashed
  • 6 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 0.25 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 × Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (2-pound) flank steak, fat removed
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • 1 whole red bell Pepper, quartered
  • 1 whole yellow bell pepper, quartered
  • 1 whole green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Step 1

Place the lime juice, orange juice, garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and salt and pepper in a large plastic bag over a shallow baking dish. Heat the grill to medium-high heat.

Step 2

Add the steak and turn to coat both sides.

Step 3

Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes, then pull from fridge and allow the steak to come to room temperature (about 10 minutes).

Step 4

Heat the grill to medium-high heat.

Step 5

Remove the steak from the marinade and season both sides with salt and pepper. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Let rest 10 minutes.

Step 6

While steak is resting, toss peppers with olive oil and grill over medium high heat for ten minutes or until peppers are blackened and soft.

Step 7

Slice the steak against the grain, into thin slices. Assemble fajitas with steak and peppers, then top with salsa verde (see additional recipe).

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