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Fajita Steak Pinwheels

Fajita steak pinwheels are a fun, easy take on surf and turf that make for real crowd pleaser. The spicy butter is out of this world!
Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Author: Derek Wolf





Spicy Butter:

  • 1 cup Melted Butter unsalted
  • 2.5 tbsp Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp Jalapeno Paste
  • 1 tbsp FYR RED Hot Sauce
  • Kosher Salt to taste


  • Preheat your grill for a two zone high heat temperature (around 400F).
  • Add a cast iron skillet over the hot coals with oil. Add your bell peppers and onions with some Jalapeno Lime Pilsner Rub to saute for 5-7 minutes until softened. Pull off once done to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Lay your skirt steak out on a cutting board, slice it in half and cover it with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Using a heavy mallet or food mallet, hammer the skirt steak until it is less than ½” thick.
  • Slather your steak with beef tallow and season both sides with my Jalapeno Lime Pilsner Rub. Next, add a layer of sliced jack cheese followed by your sauteed veggies.
  • Carefully roll the skirt steak up lengthwise to create the pinwheel. Secure the roll with two strings of butcher twine and slice between them to make two separate pinwheels. Repeat this with the rest of the skirt steak for all of the pinwheels.
  • Add your pinwheels to the hot side of the grill to sear each side for 1 minute per side or until they have developed a nice crust.
  • Once they have a nice crust on the outside, pull the pinwheels over to the cool side of the grill to cook until they reach 125F internal (about 10-15 minutes more).
  • When the steaks are done, pull them off and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Add a cast iron to medium high heat with a little beef tallow.
  • Season your shrimp with my Jalapeno Lime Pilsner Rub, sliced jalapenos and add to the skillet.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes until the shrimp are no longer translucent but an opaque white.
  • Serve the pinwheels with the shrimp on top. Mix together your Spicy Butter and garnish over everything. Serve and enjoy!


Easy Roasted Tomato Salsa
I don't know about you, but a homemade fajitas recipe doesn't feel complete to me without a bowl of chips and salsa. To make this easy roasted tomato salsa, cut 2 pounds of Roma tomatoes lengthwise, then put them on a foil-lined baking sheet skin side down with 1 onion (peeled and halved), 1 jalapeno (halved lengthwise, ribs and seeds removed if you don't want it too spicy) and 4 unpeeled garlic cloves. Then, turn on your oven's broiler and broil all the veggies for 6-8 minutes. To finish the salsa, process all the roasted ingredients in a blender with 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro and kosher salt to taste. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. 


Calories: 3723kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 302g | Fat: 246g | Saturated Fat: 140g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 72g | Trans Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 2023mg | Sodium: 3181mg | Potassium: 5883mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 22205IU | Vitamin C: 751mg | Calcium: 1136mg | Iron: 32mg