Steak Fajitas with Avocado Lime Crema

Steak Fajitas with Avocado Lime Crema
Steak Fajitas with Avocado Lime Crema

This is one of my favorite dinners. It’s easy since most everything can be prepared ahead of time, like dry rubbing the steak, the peppers and onions and even the crema. Most of all, I just love these flavors. The sweet, spicy and smokey flavor of the chipotle is wonderful with the richness of the avocado crema. Skirt steak is perfect for fajitas. It’s rich in flavor and when cooked properly and sliced thinly it becomes more tender and very satisfying.

Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  chili powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  cumin
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  dried oregano, crushed between your fingers
  • Dash of  cayenne
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  dark brown sugar

Directions

Steak Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Steak Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.