Do you love steak fajitas? If so, you don’t want to miss out on this quick and easy recipe for Grilled Steak Fajitas from Julia of A Cedar Spoon! Make things really easy by slicing and marinating the steak and veggies the night before you want to serve them. Then, you just need about 20 minutes to grill it up, and you’re good to go. Add one of these wines to make your meal even more fabulous.
Grilled Steak Fajitas Recipe and Wine Pairing
Cabernet Sauvignon: Cannonball Cabernet Sauvignon ~ $14
Cabernet Sauvignon is typically reserved for bigger bolder red meats that have enough fat to soften the bold tannins, but this Cab Sauv maintains the fruit without the harsh tannins, making it a great choice for these flavorful fajitas.
Rich dark berry fruit with spice, dark chocolate, herbs, and sweet toasty oak, this Cab has the lush fruit, yet balanced texture to integrate with the meaty, spicy, vegetable flavors of the fajitas.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Hahn Winery Cabernet Sauvignon ~ $12
Similar to the Cabernet Sauvignon above, this one doesn’t have harsh tannins but instead has lush rich fruit and is ready to drink now, with these very fajitas.
Lots of rich red fruit notes (cranberry, raspberry, black cherry) along with some dark chocolate and spice aromas. The mouth shows rich textures, a full body, and smooth, mellow tannins. Very approachable with a fun, flavorful, meat driven dish like fajitas.
Malbec: Trapiche Broquel Malbec ~ $14
Malbec and grilled red meat are a match made in heaven, and for good reason. Malbec is full of rich fruit and bold flavors that really shine with the flavors and textures of grilled steak in particular.
The Trapiche is full of sweet black berry fruit, leather, and toasty oak, along with some sweet chocolate notes. Juicy on the palate with more rich berry fruit, spice, coffee, and more toasty oak, it will shine with the juicy grilled meat and meld well with the vegetables.
Malbec: Luca Malbec ~ $29
Similarly, this Malbec from Luca will have you in awe for a more upscale pairing. It is full of black cherry, raspberry, blackberries, spice, and a bit of cola, with great acidity on the palate, and dry firm tannins. A strong yet flexible Malbec. For something a little special, check this one out. It’s great with fajitas or even just a simple grilled steak dinner.
Petite Syrah: Bogle Vineyards Petite Sirah ~ $10
For something a little more full-bodied and rich try this Petit Sirah. Lots of rich black berries, plum, cocoa, and leather with a rich mouthfeel and enough acidity to freshen it up. A great choice if you want something more luscious and jammy, yet not overpowering for the flavors of the fajitas.
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