Prep 2 hrs
Cook 25 mins
The beer makes these fajitas super tender. You could substitute chicken for the beef. I've never tried this with shrimp, but if you do let me know! Also, for added color use different colored bell peppers. For a truly Mexican dish add a sliced fresh jalapeno chilie. Prep time is marinating time. I don't know how many oz. in a bottle of Corona so it's just a guess.
- 1 lb sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle Corona beer
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 roma tomato, chopped
- 1 lime, juice of
- salt and pepper
- Season the meat with salt and pepper. Place in a non-reactive dish and add enough beer to coat the meat (drink the remaining beer). Let marinate at least 2 hours but no more than
- Drain the meat very well and discard the marinade.
- Heat a large skillet or griddle. Add the oil and heat thoroughly. Add the meat and brown on one side.
- Turn over and add the onion; cook for a minute. Lower heat to medium and add the bell pepper; cook until the bell pepper is tender.
- Add the tomato and the lime juice. Check seasoning and adjust to taste.
- Cook until meat is done and vegetables are tender.
- Serve with tortillas, beans and salsa or guacamole (or both).
For something so simple these fajitas were Muy bueno. I marinated the meat whole for about 2 1/2 hours and it made the meat very tender indeed. I am not sure that I really tasted that much of the beer in the cooked meat but I appreciated the tenderness. I also enjoyed that the lack of spicing meant that the actual ingredients were able to shine on their own. Myself and my husband have different heat tolerance levels. So, he put hot and spicy jalapenos on his and I put mild banana chillies. I served the steak in flour tortillas with salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Thank you for a tasty meal. Made for the Chow Hound team on ZWT 5.
I absolutely love the way the corona tenderized the meat. It tasted like one of the Mexican restaurants we have here in my town. I will be keeping this recipe as a monthly make! Next time I am going to try shrimp. I'll let ya know!!!
These fajitas were great :) I loved the taste of the steak. I agree with Jan that the beer flavor came through after cooked. I asked the butcher to sliced the steak. And I marinated the strips near 3 hours in the Corona. DH cooked them on the bbq. And I cooked the veggies in only 1 tbs of extra virgin olive oil. I served it with fat-free sour cream for my mom, salsa for DH, and Cajun Guacamole for me. And grated cheese of course. Thanks Mami Janine for a delicious dinner. Made for Beverage tag.