• Katherine Arthurs

Grilled Fajita Steak with Quick Guacamole

I haven't had Mexican food since we got back from our trip to Todos Santos over Christmas - because we basically had chips + salsa every second of the day. We have been in a bit of a detox since then BUT now we are craving some good old deliciousness.


Making simple and healthy Mexican is easy - like spices on a good quality steak, hot grill and fresh veggies is ALL you need. ENTER this Five Mary's Farm Flank Steak with a classic spice blend - super hot grill and fabulous lime guacamole with cherry tomatoes and TONS of cilantro - ITS A MEAL!


I love that each person at the dinner table can make it how they like it. Want it with a tortilla - go for it. Like it with extra sauteed veggies and hot sauce? Do it! Don't forget solo guacamole and steak - SO good.


Find a great steak - grass fed, without antibiotics, dry aged ...a plus if you know the farmer...rub it with tons of flavor and slice it up - what is not to love....WELL the guacamole of course!


Let's make this.



Grilled Fajita Steak with Quick Guacamole


Steak

1 large flank steak, room temperature (my steak is from Five Marys Farms)

1 teaspoon chili powder

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1 or 2 pinches of cayenne powder

1 teaspoon salt

pinch of black pepper


Guacamole

2-4 avocados, removed from peel & mashed up

1/2 teaspoon salt

pinch of pepper

1 lime, juice squeezed

1 pinch of red pepper flakes

1 handful cherry tomatoes, sliced in half

1 small bunch cilantro, chopped


Heat a grill or grill pan on high.


Place flank steak on a baking sheet tray or large plate/platter. Combine all spices in a small bowl. Sprinkle half of spice mixture on the first side of steak - making sure to season all over. Pat with your hands so that the blend sticks to the steak. Flip over and repeat. Let sit until grill is HOT.


When hot, add the steak and grill for 6 minutes - don't flip or move the steak. Flip over and cook for another 4-6 minutes depending on desired internal temperature. Remove and let "rest" for at least 5 minutes. Slice thinly against the grain. Serve warm with warmed tortillas, sauteed peppers and onions.


**General rule of thumb - remove steak from grill before its done. It will continue to cook while it "rests".


Meanwhile make the guacamole: mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

**To keep your guacamole from turning brown - Add the avocado pit in the guacamole mixture- this will keep the guacamole from turning brown.


Enjoy!