Friday, July 23, 2010

Show Us Your Life- Favorite Grilling Recipes

Every Friday Kelly's Korner hosts Show Us Your Life Fridays, and today it is show us your favorite or best grilling recipe. Sometimes I am too busy to participate, but when I saw this topic I knew just what I would post!

When I was pregnant with John I was craving Fajitas. Because most fajita recipes have MSG in them and the hubs is allergic we had to find a recipe online.  So, Jeff and I set out on a hunt for the best recipe for fajitas and we found it!!! After living in El Paso for a year we got spoiled with the best Mexican food and tortillas a pregnant girl could ask for!! There is nothing better than fresh, homemade tortillas! So here is the recipe, it is a little work but if you are willing you will LOVE it!

  • 2lbs of skirt steak, chicken breast (deboned), or pork tenderloin (I think it works best with poultry)- slice your meat up first
  • 1/2 c olive oil
  • 1/3 c lime juice (freshly squeezed for better flavor and fell free to put more- lime never hurts)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c vinegar
  • 1/2 c chopped onion
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 can beer
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • bell pepper (as much as you'd like-this was not included we added it)
  • flour tortillas- freshly made are the best!
  • Lime wedges- as many as you want
  • whatever garnishes you want.... toppings are endless
Let this marinate for several hours- overnight for best results!

Heat up your grill. (For best results) You will need iron skillets to cook the meat and veggies. Bring your olive oil (and even lime juice to squeeze on the meat as you cook) outside with you to put on the skillet so the meat and veggies do not stick to the pan. The skillets will make the meat and veggies caramelize- YUMMY!!!

Assemble your fajita and squeeze lime juice on it- I learned this trick in El Paso- we won't eat fajitas without fresh lime! Yes I LOVE LIME!!! El Paso changed me.... I even prefer it in my water to lemon! I hope y'all enjoy the fajitas as much as we do... I wish I had a picture for you so John will have to do...


  1. I just printed this out-I cant wait to make it!!
    I love getting new recipes- Have a great weekend!

  2. I can't wait to make this! I love fajitas too but I didn't have a good recipe, thanks

  3. Oh gosh! This sounds SUPER yummy!! Ill definately have to try it out!

  4. I love good fajitas, so this will definitely be a recipe I'll be trying! Thanks!

  5. I love fajitas too! Especially well seasoned and marinated meat!