Are you aware of the fajita effect? The sound of fajitas sizzling and the smell as they pass by your table in the restaurant can make a profound impact on your menu choices! These Steak Fajitas with Sprite Marinade might not make your neighbors change their dinner plans, but they are delicious.
- ½ cup Sprite
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne (more to taste)
- 2 pounds flank steak, cut into 1½ inch strips
- 2 medium white onions, halved lengthwise then sliced
- 2-3 bell peppers, multicolored, sliced lengthwise
- 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
- 12 medium flour tortillas
- 1 lime, halved
- shredded lettuce
- chopped tomato
- shredded cheese
- chopped cilantro
- sour cream
Whisk the Sprite, pineapple juice, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a large bowl.
Add the sliced steak and toss to coat. Pour the mixture into a gallon-sized plastic bag. Squeeze out as much air as you can as you zip the bag. Place the bag in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.
Heat oven to 200º F.
Drain the marinade from the meat and discard.
Combine the onion and peppers in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons oil and toss to coat. Set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over high heat until shimmering. Add just enough drained steak to cover the pan in a single layer. Do not crowd the pan! Cook the steak, stirring often, for 5-6 minutes.
Remove the cooked steak to an oven-safe serving dish, then squeeze ½ lime over the meat. Cover and place into oven. Repeat the process with the remaining steak, using 1 tablespoon oil in the pan each time.
Once you have finished cooking the steak, wipe out the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Add ½ the onion and pepper mixture and cook, stirring often, for about 3 minutes. Again, don’t crowd the pan!
Remove the vegetables to an oven-safe serving dish, cover, and place into oven. Repeat the process with the remaining vegetables, using 1 tablespoon oil in the pan.
Remove the steak and onion/peppers from the oven. Serve with flour tortillas and any add ons.