Does your family enjoy grilling? I loved grilled food! I am the one that wanted to buy a grill and I do most of the grilling in our family. I’ve learned so much over the past couple of years about how to grill. One of the things I really like about using the grill is that it doesn’t heat up my kitchen! The hot weather returned to Minnesota and last week we had some friends over for a beef fajita dinner. It was the perfect opportunity to use the grill. The fajitas turned out fabulous and we had such a nice time together.
I received The Healthy Beef Cookbook, a t-shirt, an apron, tongs, a meat thermometer, a lean beef flavor booster booklet, a gift card and some additional beef recipes that are available on the Beef. Its What For Dinner website from the National Cattleman’s Beef Association. It was really hard to choose a recipe to make because they all looked so good but I finally settled on Classic Fajitas.
Here are the ingredients I used. I couldn’t find a flank steak at the small grocery store I went to, so I purchased 2 round steaks instead. I also bought veggies to grill and an avocado to make guacamole.
Following the instructions, I marinated the steaks in the fajita mix. I placed it all in a gallon sized baggie and put it in the fridge until I was ready to grill.
I wanted the veggies to be seasoned so after slicing them, I placed the veggies in a different gallon sized baggie and added Italian dressing. Then, I put the veggies in the fridge to marinate.
I got this great infographic that shows 3 simple steps for grilling beef:
Choose Your Cut, Prepare Your Beef and Grill Your Beef
I gathered the items I was planning to grill in a plastic tub. I brought the tub and my grilling tools out to the grill. I also brought a tray to put the cooked meat on.
I placed the steaks and veggies on the grill over medium heat and threw away the marinade.
This infographic shows the approximate cooking time for gas and charcoal grills.
I used the meat thermometer to check the temperature of the meat to make sure that it was done. It showed 130°F so I continued to cook it a little longer.
After the steaks finished cooking, I brought them in the house and cut them into slices.
We put all of the toppings into bowls so that everyone could easily assemble their fajitas. We also had chips and salsa.
Although the food was delicious and reminded us of eating at a restaurant but the best part of the evening was catching up with each other! After we finished with the dinner clean up, we all went to help some friends of ours move into their new home. I packed up our leftovers in a cooler and brought them to share!
What is your favorite item to grill?
I wrote this review while participating in a In Home Party campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of The National Cattlemens Beef Association and received product samples to facilitate my party and review, and a promotional item to thank me for participating.