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Steak Fajitas with Mango Jalapeno Salsa

Steak Fajitas with Mango Jalapeno Salsa

Start to finish: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

Key Ingredients Needed

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 small red onions
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 mangoes, peeled, pitted, and dices
  • 2 jalapenos, halved lengthwise, seeded, and finely diced
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, plus lime wedges
  • 2 small bunches cilantro, leaves and tender stems chopped, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 small flour tortillas Cotija cheese, crumbled

Instructions/Step By Step Directions

Step 1: Seed and cut the bell peppers into thin slices, reserving about 1 cup.

Step 2: Thinly slice the onion, reserving about 2/3 cup.

Step 3: In a bowl, combine the cumin, chili powder, and 3 teaspoons salt; set spice rub aside.

Step 4: In a medium bowl, combine the mango, jalapeno, lime juice, half of the chopped cilantro, the 1 cup reserved bell pepper slices, and the 2/3 cup reserved onion slices.

Step 5: Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Step 6: Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Step 7: Sprinkle the spice rub evenly on both sides of the steak.

Step 8: Warm 2 tablespoons olive silica skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 9: Add the remaining bell peppers slices and onion slices, and cook until tender-crisp, about 7 minutes.

Step 10: Season with salt and pepper, and transfer to a bowl.

Step 11: Warm 2 more tablespoons of olive oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Add the steak and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium doneness.

Step 12: Transfer to a cutting board, and let rest 5 minutes.

Step 13: Warm a medium skillet over medium-high heat.

Step 14: Working 1 tortilla at a time, heat until lightly browned on both sides, about 30 seconds per side.

Step 15: Stack and wrap tightly in foil.

Step 16: Thinly shoe the steak across the grain.

Step 17: Assemble fajitas, adding the steak, bell peppers, and mango salsa. Garnish with lime wedges, the remaining chopped cilantro, and the cotija.