Paleo Family Style Fajitas

Try this fun and healthy recipe with family or a group of friends.  Using local ingredients really takes this dish to another level!  To make these fajitas more Keto-friendly, omit peppers and onions and sub in your favorite low carb veggies.

Serves  4

Marinate the steak:

1 grass fed flank steak (about 2 pounds, the marinade can accommodate more)

3 limes, juiced

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

½ cup of cilantro, finely minced

1 tablespoon avocado oil

½ teaspoon chili powder

Generous sprinkling of sea salt and pepper

Place the hanger steak in a 9 x 13 glass dish.  Combine all the marinade ingredients in a small bowl and whisk.  Pour over steak, cover and refrigerate.  Let marinate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.  You will grill the steak right before serving (instructions below).

 

Accompaniments:

2 heads butter lettuce, leaves detached and cleaned

½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped

1 avocado, halved, pitted and cut into thin slices

1 tomato, halved and thinly sliced

1 cup raw, organic sour cream (raw is best, organic pasteurized from the grocery will do)

 

Sautéed peppers and onions:

2 large red peppers, julienned

3 large sweet onions, julienned

1 tablespoon avocado oil

Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat.  Pour in avocado oil.  Then add peppers and onions.  Sauté for about 30 minutes or until onions begin to caramelize and peppers are cooked, but still slightly crisp.  Towards the end of cooking and right before grilling the steak, pour a ½ cup of the marinade over the peppers and onions and let it cook through, tossing the mix.

While the peppers and onions are sautéing, prepare the toppings and lettuce wraps.

 

Grilling:

Right before eating, grill the steak on medium-low heat according to your personal preferences.  Four minutes on each side will give you a medium-rare steak.  Allow more time if you prefer a more well-done steak.  Let the steak rest for 5 minutes before slicing.  Slice in thin slices and serve over the peppers and onions on a large platter.

Set out all the fixings and let everyone prepare their own lettuce wraps.  Enjoy!