Fire Day Friday: Fast Fajitas

I am entering a contest that requires a video so I thought I’d practice making a video for a few recipes before doing the one for the contest.
Holy smokes, doing a recipe video is a lot harder than you’d think. Especially if you’re only willing to do “one take” so you don’t waste ingredients. It takes a LOT of preparation and organization.
I did learn a lot in making this, so I’m glad I did it before trying the one for the contest.

Fast Fajitas
3/4 lb Milanesa style sliced beef
1/2 to 1 green onion, seeded and sliced
1/2 to 1 onion, peeled and sliced

1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup beer or tequilla
1 1/2 tsp season salt
1 1/2 tsp oregano, dried
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp paprika
Fajita Finishing Sauce
1/2 cup sour cream
2-3 Tbsp of the marinade (reserved before marinating!….ick)
Marinate the beef for 30 minutes. If you like, you can also season your veggies with salt, garlic pepper, lime juice and oil.
Sear over a hot grill (400-450f) for about 30 to 45 seconds per side. You could also do this in a cast iron pan if you get it preheated very high heat.
Roast veggies for about 4 minutes, until starting to char slightly and soften.

Chris your video turned out really well. We could hear everything very clear, even when the plane flew over 😀

I like what you did with the finishing sauce, great idea, and good job!


Butter Yum:

What are you talking about, it is in there? (ha ha, I just added it, I meant to do that but was in a hurry this morning. Thanks for the reminder).

The beef is labeled “milanesa” at Walmart but milanesa is really a sandwich from Uruguay using very thin slices of beef cooked like wiener schnitzel. So what Walmart is selling would be correctly called “milanesa style sliced beef”. It seems to be just very thinly sliced sirloin.


Great job. I watched the video twice – the second time to write down your recipe. You should publish it in the blog post. What do you call that cut of beef?