In keeping with this theme, another meal that is really good with shaved beef is steak fajitas. I’ve made this many times in the past just by slicing round steak or flank steak as thin as I possibly could. Then I would marinate it in a solution of baking soda and water for about 5 minutes and then it in soy sauce with a little bit of cornstarch and some Sherry. For the exact proportions and procedure, check out my post Tenderizing Even The Toughest Meats.The combination of those two marinades really made the flank steak or the round steak quite tender, but once I started making the fajitas with the shaved beef, for me there was no going back.
Fajitas are an easy meal any night of the week. Using shaved beef makes them especially easy. All you need is between 1 and 2 pounds shaved beef, flour tortillas, bell peppers, onions, cheese, and a tasty sauce. I make my sauce using ground cumin, freshly ground black pepper, chili powder, and garlic along with some beef broth, soy sauce and a cornstarch slurry to thicken it. In about twenty mintues, you’ve got dinner.
An easy meal when you don’t have much time to prepare something hot and healthy for the family, and if you’ve got shaved beef — even easier, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.
Quick & Easy Steak Fajitas
- 1 – 2 Pounds Saved Round Steak or Roast, or thinly hand-sliced flank or round steak
- 1 Large Sweet Onion, Sliced
- 1 Green, Red, or Yellow Bell Pepper, Sliced
- 3-4 Tbsp. Olive Oil per pound of meat
- 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
- 2 Cups Beef Broth
- 2 tsp. Cumin
- 2 tsp. Freshly Ground Pepper
- 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder (or less to taste)
- 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
- 4 Tbsp. Cornstarch mixed in 4 Tbsp Water
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Salsa and/or Guacamole
- The first step is to prepare the sauce. Combine the cumin, black pepper,chili powder, garlic, beef broth and soy sauce, then set aside.
- Next, in a large fry pan or wok heat 3-4 tablespoons of oil per pound of meat. I would suggest cooking only one pound at a time and then putting all the meat back in the pan once it has all been cooked.
- Once all of the meat is cooked, add sliced bell pepper and sliced onion. Saute until the onion and pepper are crisp-tender.
- Finally add the sauce and bring to boil. Once you’ve reached a boil combine 4 tablespoons of cornstarch with 4 tablespoons of water to make a slurry and add to the boiling sauce. This will thicken the sauce.
- To serve, set out some freshly grated cheddar cheese, possibly some guacamole, salsa or both, and fresh flour tortillas.
This is one of those meals that is perfect when you’ve been out all day and don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen. Even if you don’t have shaved beef, using a flank steak or round steak sliced very thin and then tenderized,makes for a tasty meal.
Recipe by: Tilly Frueh, Simply Grateful Cooking at https://simplygratefulcooking.wordpress.com/ – 2017