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Which cut of beef do you usually use when grilling for fajitas? I prefer the skirt steak, but that's getting too pricey for the crap of cut it really is, no?

 

While I have your attention, what marinades do you use for either beef or chicken grilling, for fajitas?

 

TIA.

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Which cut of beef do you usually use when grilling for fajitas? I prefer the skirt steak, but that's getting too pricey for the crap of cut it really is, no?

 

While I have your attention, what marinades do you use for either beef or chicken grilling, for fajitas?

 

TIA.

 

 

I'd go with Top Sirloin or Flank steak.

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flank and skirt.

 

 

garlic

lime juice

orange juice

tequila

chili powder

cayenne

cumin

br. sugar

cilantro

oil

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Flank steak, no doubt. Skirt is often substituted, but as it is a thicker cut of meat you won't get traditional fajita flavors.

 

Little lime, little tequila (can way overpower if you use too much), cumin, paprika, cayanne, and sometimes I cheat by going to the local Mexican Mart and buying some generic mexican fajita rub. Truth be told, those with the rub are usually the best. Guess I don't have that down yet.

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How much of each and does that make a marinade???

 

Thanks

 

flank and skirt.

 

 

garlic

lime juice

orange juice

tequila

chili powder

cayenne

cumin

br. sugar

cilantro

oil

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flank and skirt.

 

 

garlic: 1-2 cloves, minced

lime juice: 3 oz

orange juice: 1-2 oz

tequila: 2 oz

chili powder: 1 tsp

cayenne: 1 tsp

cumin: 1/4 tsp

br. sugar: 1 1/2 tsp

cilantro: 1/8 c chopped

oil: 12 oz

 

 

i am swamped at work and just got back from some outpatient surgery.........

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Superior Bar and Grill in Shreveport, LA. The Best! I will not eat fajitas or even mexican food anywhere else. Fajita De Loma is a prime beef tenderloin and a Crazy Javier is a Prime sirloin (about the shape of a baseball and only served med rare). They use flank for their signature house beef fajitas. I'm telling you, they are above the rest. There are 3 other locations in Louisiana but I have only been to the Shreveport location.

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flank and skirt.

 

 

garlic

lime juice

orange juice

tequila

chili powder

cayenne

cumin

br. sugar

cilantro

oil

 

Just finished making this marinade for fajitas tomorrow night. Bought flank steak as well. I'll report back.

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Just finished making this marinade for fajitas tomorrow night. Bought flank steak as well. I'll report back.

Oh yeah....turned out tasty. :wacko:

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flank and skirt.

 

 

garlic

lime juice

orange juice

tequila

chili powder

cayenne

cumin

br. sugar

cilantro

oil

 

 

sorry, had to bump this thread. time to get some tequila! (fades to Pee Wee Herman dance)

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Oh yeah....turned out tasty. :wacko:

Marinate the steak overnight?

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Marinate the steak overnight?

 

 

I would say it is not neccessary, but helps to tenderize the meat and really impart the flavors.

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Marinate the steak overnight?

I did marinate it overnight.

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We have just recently been using flat iron steaks for our fajitas........

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We have just recently been using flat iron steaks for our fajitas........

 

 

i like flat iron, though never used it for fajitas. imagine it would work well.

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