How to Cook (Flank) Steak for Fajitas

Flank Steaks are an extremely popular choice for fajitas, and for good reason. They're generally a less expensive cut, delicious, and simple to cook. This citrus marinated flank steak is easy to pull off and will wow your guests. 

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Cups of Mango Juice 
  • 1.5 Cups of Orange Juice 
  • 1/2 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 1 Tbsp. of Red Pepper Flakes 
  • 1 Tbsp. of Cumin
  • 1/2 Cup of Unpacked Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup of Fresh Oregano 
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • Fresh Lime Juice (one limes worth)

Procedure (2.5 Hours)

  1. Place all ingredients in mixing bowl and stir until they are well incorporated. 
  2. Place your Flank Steak in a large Ziplock bag. 
  3. Pour the marinade into the bag. TIP - Why so much citrus? The acidity helps break down the steak allowing all of the big flavors to enter the meat! 
  4. Place your bag in the fridge. 
  5. After an hour flip your bag over.
  6. Let the steak marinate for a minimum of two hours. 
  7. Turn your grill on Medium High heat. 
  8. After about two minutes rotate your steak 90 degrees. TIP - Why rotate? This is how to achieve the great grill marks you see from high end chefs! 
  9. Flip after 3.5-4 minutes.
  10. Repeat the same steps on the opposite side.
  11. Pull the steak from the grill when you reach an internal temp of 125 degrees.