Sizzling Blackstone Steak Fajitas: Restaurant-Quality At Home

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Fajitas are a Tex-Mex classic, perfect for a fun and flavorful weeknight dinner. And cooking them on a Blackstone griddle takes things to a whole new level. The high heat sears the meat and veggies, locking in all those delicious juices for a restaurant-worthy experience right at home. This recipe is easy to follow, delivers fantastic results, and is sure to become a favorite!

Ingredients:

Easy Blackstone Chicken Fajitas
Easy Blackstone Chicken Fajitas

1 lb flank steak, thinly sliced (against the grain)

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 fajita seasoning packet (or use your favorite fajita seasoning recipe)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Warm tortillas (flour or corn)
  • Your favorite fajita toppings (shredded cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, etc.)

  • Instructions:

    1. Marinate the Steak: In a large bowl, combine the sliced flank steak with the fajita seasoning and olive oil. Toss to coat evenly. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight for maximum flavor.
    2. Prep the Veggies: While the steak marinates, slice your bell peppers and onion. You can slice them into strips or wedges, depending on your preference.
    3. Heat Up the Blackstone: Preheat your Blackstone griddle to medium-high heat. Aim for a surface temperature around 400°F (204°C).
    4. Searing Success: Once the griddle is hot, remove the steak from the marinade and discard any remaining marinade. Sear the steak for 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked to your desired doneness. Remove the steak from the griddle and set aside to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
    5. Veggie Time: While the steak rests, add the sliced peppers and onions to the griddle. Sauté them for 5-7 minutes, or until softened and slightly charred. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    6. Slicing and Serving: Thinly slice the rested steak against the grain. Warm your tortillas according to package instructions.
    7. Fajita Fiesta! Now comes the fun part – assemble your fajitas! Place some sliced steak and veggies on a warm tortilla. Top with your favorite fajita toppings – shredded cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, anything you love! Fold the tortilla and enjoy a taste explosion in every bite!

    Nutrition Facts (per serving, without toppings)

    Calories: 400 (approx.)

  • Fat: 20g (approx.)
  • Protein: 40g (approx.)
  • Carbs: 20g (approx.)

  • Please note: These are approximate nutrition facts and will vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.

    Conclusion:

    Blackstone fajitas are a delicious and easy way to enjoy a Tex-Mex classic. The high heat of the griddle creates a restaurant-quality sear on the steak and veggies, resulting in a flavorful and satisfying meal. This recipe is a great starting point, and feel free to experiment with different fajita seasoning blends and toppings to create your own perfect fajita fiesta!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. What cut of steak can I use besides flank steak?

    Flank steak is a classic choice for fajitas, but you can also use skirt steak or even chicken or shrimp. Just be sure to slice the meat thinly against the grain for maximum tenderness.

    2. Can I make this recipe without marinating the steak?

    Yes, you can! However, marinating helps to tenderize the flank steak and infuse it with flavor. If you’re short on time, you can skip the marinating step, but the steak may not be as tender.

    3. What if I don’t have a Blackstone griddle?

    No problem! You can still make delicious fajitas on a regular grill pan or even a large skillet. Just preheat your pan over high heat and follow the recipe instructions.

    4. How can I keep my fajitas warm while I assemble them?

    You can keep your cooked steak and veggies warm on a low setting on your Blackstone griddle or in a preheated oven at 200°F (93°C). Wrap your tortillas in a clean kitchen towel to keep them warm and soft.

    5. What are some other fajita topping ideas?