Coffee-Marinated Steak Fajitas Recipe

When do the incredibly tasty Paleo recipes stop??  This is Dan from Primal4Life bringing you ”Coffee-Marinated Steak Fajitas” from the cookbook OMG That’s Paleo?  I mean seriously, Juli, usually a cookbook has some great recipes, and some so-so ones.  Yours don’t quit with the awesomeness!!!  They range from wow, to holy-moly, to phenomenal, to incredible.  This recipe falls into the “Really, this is unbelievable!” category, and I’m not brown-nosing up to Juli Bauer, it’s just that good! 

Rachel picked this recipe, and marinated our sirloin steak in the A.M. by following Juli’s easy to navigate recipe; throw all ingredients (for the marinade) into a big plastic bag with your steak, throw it in the fridge, and hopefully you can do this overnight (or at least a few hours).  We had about eight hours of straight-up marinating, which worked.  I’ve done coffee-rubbed steaks before, but this went way beyond the rub.  Oh, and this recipe also calls for a rub, along with the coffee-marinade.  Insert huge grin here.  Rachel also incorporated a few Paleo products that we got through Julian Bakery, where we also got the cookbook from, to make this recipe that much better.

Ingredients (for the marinade):

• 1 ½ cups brewed coffee

• 1 tbsp Coconut Aminos

• 1 tbsp Coconut Vinegar

• 1 tsp Paleo Powder

• 1 tsp Fine Himalayan Crystal Salt

Ingredients (for the rub):

• 2 tbsp ground coffee

• ½ tsp cinnamon

• ½ tsp cumin

• ½ tsp smoked paprika

Fine Himalayan Crystal Salt and pepper, to taste

Ingredients (for the fajitas):

• 1 lb sirloin steak

• 1 red onion, sliced

• 3 bell peppers (multi-colored), sliced thin

• 2 tbsp bacon fat

• Juice of 2 limes

• Juice of ½ lemon


1)      Marinate steak overnight or at least a few hours.  Throw all marinade ingredients in a large bag with steak, and toss in fridge.

2)      Once steak is marinated, place the rub seasonings on a plate, pull the steak out of the marinade, and cover the steak on both sides with the rub.

3)      Heat up a skillet with 1 tablespoon of fat, and when the skillet is super hot, add the sirloin steak to it.  Only flip the steak once, be careful not to overcook it, so don’t touch it a ton.

4)      While the steak is cooking, heat up another skillet with another tablespoon of fat and add the onions and peppers.

5)      Let the veggies cook down, stirring randomly to make sure they do not burn.

6)      Once the sirloin steak is done cooking, pull it off the stovetop and let sit for about 5 minutes.  There are a ton of juices in there, and you don’t want them to leak out!  Let the meat rest!!

7)      When the meat has rested, thinly slice the steak and throw it in the pan with the fully cooked veggies.  Squeeze the lime and lemon on top!  You just want to incorporate some of the steak juices and flavors, so it shouldn’t be more than 20 seconds.  If it’s longer, the meat may get tough.

8)      Salt and pepper the fajitas and serve with a side of guacamole or sliced avocado!

Prep Time:

• 24 hours

Cook Time:

• 25 minutes

Serves: 2-4

I soooooo wish I had more Paleo Wrap samples that Julian Bakery sent me to try.  They would have been the perfect way to enjoy some of these delicious “Coffee-Marinated Steak Fajitas”.  But you know what?  It was all good, because this dish was all good.  And with Juli’s suggestion for enjoying this with some guacamole, we did just that.  We had a broad spectrum of flavors, textures, and yummyness.  As you can tell I really enjoyed this one, so did Rach for that matter.  And ever since we picked up OMG That’s Paleo? we’ve been servin’ up Paleo-Masterpieces.

In order to make this recipe, make sure you go to and pick up Juli’s wonderful cookbook, some Paleo Powder which helped spice things up, and that Sunfood Super Food Himalayan Salt.  Oh, and how could I almost forget to mention the Coconut Aminos and Coconut Vinegar; some of my favorite items because they are healthy for you, and easily swappable!  These items took this recipe to another level, and they are items that we use frequently here in the Primal4Life household.  And keep a lookout for – which would go great with this recipe!  Thanks for stopping by, I hope this recipe amazed you as much as it amazed us, and I please stop by again soon!

By: Dan From Primal4Life 

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