My "quick" dinner this past week was a quick and simple flank steak fajita, with rice and beans on the side.
|Slapping together a few simple components can still come out greater than the sum of its parts||...|
I wasn't going for authenticity, or to break any culinary boundaries. I just went for something simple and relatively quick/easy. I kept the seasonings to a bare minimum, and didn't even use any hot pepper- thinking that those of us that like heat (me) could add a little chili ourselves later. Surprisingly, it turned out to be a good meal that everyone enjoyed.
I started with a nice flank steak- simply seasoned- salt, pepper, and a little lemon juice, and grilled it for a few minutes on each side to a nice medium (pink in the middle but not bloody). I also took a few green peppers and onions cut into strips, also grilled until they softened and had a little color- much like you would for sausage and peppers, but with only enough oil the lubricate the grill.
For toppings, I chopped up a few plumb tomatoes, and had a little sour cream and shredded cheese. Slice the flank steak into strips, and assemble on a warm tortilla.
As a side dish, I also went simple- classic rice and beans- I cooked up a pot of white rice, and added in a can of pinto beans in sauce, and let it simmer for a few minutes. I added a little extra garlic and a pinch of chili powder for a little extra kick that wasn't blatantly hot. An easy, fun meal that took less than 30 minutes to pull together.
Wrap up your flank steak fajita, and serve with a heap of rice and beans