Sunny Anderson's Steak Fajitas with Chimichurri and Drunken Peppers

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 55 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr 10 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 bunch fresh parsley

1 bunch fresh cilantro

1 to 2 cloves garlic

1 large red onion, halved and sliced

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 pound chuck or top round steak (London broil)

3 poblano peppers, seeded and cut into strips

1/4 cup lager beer

8 8-inch flour tortillas

Lime wedges, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine the parsley and cilantro (leaves and stems), garlic, half of the sliced onion, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 teaspoon pepper, vinegar, 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1/2 cup olive oil in a food processor; blend into a thick and smooth chimichurri sauce. Pierce both sides of the steak with a fork several times; place in a resealable plastic bag and add half of the sauce. Seal the bag and turn to coat the steak; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cover and reserve the remaining sauce.
  2. Preheat a grill to medium-high. Remove the steak from the bag (discard the bag of sauce); season with salt and pepper and grill until medium-rare, about 6 minutes per side. Let rest, loosely covered with foil, for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the peppers and the remaining sliced onion half; season with salt and pepper. Saute until the vegetables are softened and caramelized around the edges, about 8 minutes. Add the beer, cover and cook until the peppers are tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Warm the tortillas on the grill. Thinly slice the steak on the bias; divide among the tortillas along with the peppers and onions. Thin the reserved chimichurri sauce with the remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice; drizzle over the fajitas. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.
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