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Pork Flank Steak is rubbed with homemade fajita seasoning and then pan fried until tender. Serve it up with sauteed peppers and onions for a delicious meal.
I’m all about making dinner easy during the week. I teach at an elementary school and am often exhausted when I come home from work. That means I’m looking for something I can make for dinner that’s both easy and filling.
I recently received several cuts of pork that were new to me from Campo Grande. One of the cuts was called a pork flank steak. I’ve never heard of a pork flank steak before so I started looking for recipes that I could use it in.
what is a pork flank steak?
Pork flank steak, which is also called pork flank or pork side steak, is a cut of meat from the belly of a pig. It’s similar in location to pork belly, but it is a leaner cut with less fat and marbling. This cut is typically boneless and is known for its rich flavor and tenderness when cooked properly.
After looking through several different recipes I decided to make Pork Fajitas. My original plan was to grill the pork steak but when it came time to do that it was pouring rain so I had to go to plan B which was to pan fry the meat.
Before cooking the pork steak I wanted to rub it with the fajita seasoning so that all the yummy spices would cook into the meat. I used my own fajita seasoning and covered the pork with it.
- pork flank steak
- olive oil (or your preferred oil for pan frying)
- chili powder
- ground cumin
- garlic powder
- smoked paprika (or just regular paprika will work)
- salt and pepper
- cayenne pepper (this is optional but gives the rub a little kick)
- bell peppers (use your favorite color)
- onion (I used a sweet yellow onion)
- flour tortillas (I like to use the big 10 inch ones for fajitas)
- sour cream, salsa, and other toppings
Do I have to make my own fajita seasoning?
Of course not. If you have a packet and want to use that go for it. I just like mixing up my own whenever I can because I can put in as much of each seasoning as I like. If you make your own feel free to adjust the amounts of each seasoning.
Once the pork is rubbed with the seasoning let it rest for about 10 minutes to start absorbing the spices. While it is resting go ahead and start sauteing the onions and peppers for the fajitas.
Then you’ll heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Because the flank steak is so thin it only takes a few minutes to cook. Make sure to keep an eye on it and only cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
Take it out of the pan and let it rest for 2 minutes. Then thinly slice the meat to put in the fajitas along with the peppers and onions.
What toppings can I put on my fajitas?
It really depends on what you like! Some of my favorite fajita toppings are:
- sliced avocado
- sour cream
- sliced jalapenos
- shredded cheese
Once the pork is sliced it’s time to put the fajitas together. Warm the tortillas in the microwave for about 20 seconds. This will make them pliable and easy to fill and fold.
More Mexican Recipes:
- Beer Battered Fish Tacos
- BBQ Pork Tacos
- Mexican Street Corn Nachos
- Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce
- Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos
Lay the tortillas on a plate. Fill them with the sliced pork and the sauteed onions and peppers. Top the fajitas with sour cream, guacamole, and your other favorite toppings.
The pork was so good. I don’t know if it was the cut of pork or the seasoning but it was outstanding. A little sweet, a little spicy, and perfectly seasoned.
- 2 lb. pork flank steak
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 8 flour tortillas
- Your favorite toppings
- In a small bowl combine the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, paprika, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix well.
- Rub half of the spice mixture all over the pork and let it sit for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium skillet. Add the peppers and onions and saute for 7-8 minutes or until softened.
- Heat the other tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pork flank steak and cook for 2-3 minutes per side or until cooked through.
- Remove from heat and let rest for 2 minutes.
- Thinly slice the pork.
- Fill the tortillas with sliced pork, peppers, and onions.
- Serve with your favorite fajita toppings.
A Hezzi-D original recipe