Steak Fajitas with Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas Ingredients

Makes six tortillas

  • 1 1/2 c. sifted flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. soft butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. lard
  • 1/2 c. warm water
Flour Tortillas Preparation
  • Mix dry ingredients
  • Use fingers to work butter and lard into dry mix
  • Add water, mix with fork and fingers to form a ball
  • Knead until dough is soft and springy
  • Divide into 6 balls
  • Cover with plastic or towel, allow to rest for 20 minutes
  • Preheat comal on medium heat
  • Roll tortillas until thin (and dough passes windowpane test)
  • Cook each side for about a minute
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Fajitas Ingredients

Serves two people

  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 lb. grass fed sirloin tip steak
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 organic green bell pepper
  • 1 organic red bell pepper
  • salt to taste


  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp. organic olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 fresh organic jalapeño, diced fine
  • 1/4 c. chopped fresh organic cilantro
steak fajitasFajitas Preparation
  • Mix marinade, all ingredients
  • Coat steak with marinade, let sit at room temperature for 1 hour
  • Add oil to cast iron skillet, preheat  on high heat to smoke point
  • Wipe most marinade off steak
  • Fry each side of steak for 2 – 3 minutes for medium rare
  • Remove steak from pan, tent with aluminum foil for 5 minutes
  • Slice steak against grain
  • Add vegetables to skillet, sear on high heat for 1 minute without stirring
  • Continue cooking for about 5 minutes, stirring every 90 seconds
  • Return meat to skillet, stir and continue cooking for another minute
  • Serve with flour tortillas

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Born in Harrisburg, PA. Undergrad at Drexel University. Learned to ride a bike when six years old, riding ever since. Started cooking when I was in college, stopped when I got married, started again in 2006 when my wife was out of town for a few months. Jobs: worked at post office while in college to earn money to buy a stereo. After grad school, worked at a small software company in Redmond, WA for twelve years. Afterwards, went back to school to get a certificate, then started teaching high school. Still doing that off and on, part time as the need arises.

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