- By Tom Jackson
- Feb 18, 2016
We're still kind of geeking out over cast iron plate setters for the kamado style grills. Last week we were baking pizzas on it. This week we're grilling flank steak directly on top. This is a pretty classic, solid fajita recipe that is simple and easy to translate to whichever cooker you're using, so non-ceramic grill users-- read on, as well!
Steak Fajitas Recipe
Yield: 10-12 fajitas
- 2 1/2 lb flank steak
- Sweetwater Spice Smoked Habanero BBQ Bath Brine Concentrate
- Dizzy Pig Fajita-ish
- 1 large green bell pepper, seeded, sliced
- 1 large red bell pepper, seeded, diced
- 1 large yellow onion, sliced
- 1 bunch cilantro, leaves only
- Queso Fresco
- Flour tortillas
Trim any excess fat and silver skin from the outside of the flank steak. Place in a zip top bag with equal parts Sweetwater Spice Smoked Habanero BBQ Bath Brine Concentrate and water. Place in the refrigerator for one hour.
Preheat your ceramic grill to about 425ºF, with a Cast Iron Plate Setter installed, grill/griddle side up. Place a Lodge Logic 7 quart dutch oven on the plate setter to preheat.
Remove the steak from the bag. Pat dry with paper towels. Season all surfaces with Dizzy Pig Fajita-ish. Let the rub soak into the meat for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, put a little oil in the dutch oven and add the peppers and onions. Season with Dizzy Pig Fajita-ish, and cook until the onions are translucent, but not too soft. Remove the dutch oven from the cooker and cover to keep warm.
Transfer the flank steak to the grill. Grill directly on the cast iron plate setter on both sides until the internal temperature reaches 125°F. Monitor the internal temperature with an instant read thermometer like the Maverick PT-75. Remove from the cooker. Cover with foil and rest 10 minutes.
Slice the steak very thin, against the grain. Build your fajitas by combining the steak and fajita veggies in a flour tortilla, topped with cilantro leaves and crumbled queso fresco.
This recipe was prepared on a Kamado Joe.
Fresh out of a smokey habanero bath/brine, we’re hitting our flank steak with a classic fajita seasoning from Obie-Cue’s.
Cooking directly on the cast iron produces great color and flavor.
A Lodge 7 quart dutch oven is a perfect fit for most ceramic grills, and does well to contain your veggies while they cook.
THIN SLICES! Flank steak is a tough cut. Even when cooked properly. You want the muscle strands as short as possible for the most tender bite.