I made these Fajitas the other night and was kinda disappointed. I hope saying this will not deffer you from making them. It wasn't the way they were made, but the quality of the beef that was the problem. The steak was tough and fatty, making it hard to eat in a burrito. I will make them again and make sure I buy a better steak!
My favorite part of this meal was the Cilantro Lime Rice. My mom LOVES the rice that Chipolte serves in their burritos, so she experimented to try and make their rice at home, I think she came very close!
Juice of 1 orange - About 1/4 cup
Juice of 2 limes
3 Tb of Olive Oil
2 tsp minced garlic
1 jalapeno seeded and diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 Pd flank steak
Chop cilantro and jalapeno.
Put all marinade ingredients into a gallon bag.
1/4 Green Bell Pepper
1/4 Red Bell Pepper
1/4 Red Onion
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
Tortillas (I like the whole wheat 99% fat free ones)
Chop peppers and onion.
Remove steak from marinade and cook on your grill pan for 4 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and let rest.
Cook vegetables in the same pan until tender.
Juice 1/2 a lime over the vegetables while they cook.
Slice meat into bite size pieces.
Throw meat back in hot pan with vegetables for another minute.
Chipolte's Cilantro Lime Rice
Basmati Rice (it is an Indian rice, I could only find it in the Ready Rice package, but I have seen it before sold in a bag.)
1/2 cup cilantro
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Cook your rice. Make enough for 2 servings. The ready rice cooked really fast and easy, it was actually surprising how good it was.