Seared Steak, Pepper & Onion Fajitas (from Fine Cooking)

Recipe by Tracy K
READY IN: 30mins




  • Combine the salt, pepper, cumin and cayenne in a small bowl.
  • Rub the steak with the seasoning on both sides.
  • Heat the oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking.
  • Put the steak in the hot pan and sear for 3 minutes.
  • Turn the steak and cook for another 2 minutes (it will be very rare but will cook more later on).
  • Take the skillet off the heat, transfer the steak to a cutting board, and cover loosely with foil.
  • Return the skillet to medium heat.
  • Add the pepper and onion slices and sauté, stirring frequently, until soft, about 8 min.
  • Add the jalapeno and garlic and cook until soft and fragrant, about 1 min.
  • Slide the skillet off the heat and stir in the lime juice, scraping up any browned bits from the pan.
  • Cover to keep warm.
  • Trim the fat from the side of the steak and cut the steak into thin (1/8- to 1/4-inch) slices.
  • Add the slices to the skillet along with any accumulated juices.
  • Toss until well blended.
  • Stir in the chopped cilantro and season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve immediately with warm flour tortillas, sliced avocado, sour cream, chopped tomatoes, and cilantro sprigs.