Classic Fajitas

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Classic Fajitas

Why This Recipe Works

We discovered, when developing our best grilled flank steak recipe, that marinating can turn the meat gray and mushy. Instead, we used a spice rub to impart flavor and a great crust. We cooked the steak over high heat for a short period tim...

Why This Recipe Works

We discovered, when developing our best grilled flank steak recipe, that marinating can turn the meat gray and mushy. Instead, we used a spice rub to impart flavor and a great crust. We cooked the steak over high heat for a short period time and used the most primitive method to check for doneness: We cut it open and peeked inside. The final step of our grilled flank steak recipe was to let the steak rest before slicing, to allow the juices to redistribute evenly through the meat.

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Fajitas and MargaritasSeason 2, Ep. 212

Fajitas, guacamole, and margaritas have largely abandoned their roots and have become bar food, which might explain why they are generally so terrible. By focusing on the basics, the test kitchen take...