Lately I have been craving some Texmex food and since it has been a while since I last had fajitas I was thinking that they would be perfect. Fajitas are Mexican and a Texmex dish where grilled meat, typically beef, is served in a tortilla. The grilled meat is often accompanied by sauteed onions and peppers and the fajitas are finished off with your favourite topping including things like salsa, guacamole, sour cream and shredded cheese.
Fajitas are pretty easy to make but you have to plan a bit ahead so that you have time to marinate the meat. After marinating is is as simple as grilling the steak and sauteing the onions and peppers. This is one of those family fun meals where all of the ingredients are served on the table and everybody gets to assemble their own as they like. Although I like to make my own condiments for fajitas, you could easily save to time and effort by using store bought. This time I served my fajitas with a fiery hot habanero salsa, a fresh pico de gallo, a blue cheese guacaole, shredded cheese and sour cream.
Grilled, marinated steak served in warm tortillas with your favourite toppings like salsa, guacamole, cheese and sour cream. Dinner is always fun when fajitas are served in 'assemble yourself' style at the table.
Servings: makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 lime, juice and zest
- 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 teaspoon cumin, tasted and ground
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 handful cilantro, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound steak of any cut (skirt steak is more traditional)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 green pepper, sliced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 8 tortillas
- Marinate the steak in the oil, lime juice, jalapeno, garlic, cumin, oregano, cilantro, salt and pepper in the fridge for 30 minutes to a few hours.
- Grill the steak over medium-high heat, about 2-3 minutes per side for medium-rare, remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing it. (Reserve the marinade.)
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan.
- Saute the onions until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the peppers and the remaining marinade and saute until the peppers are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
- Assemble fajitas and enjoy.
Option: Add your favourite fillings like salsa, guacamole, cheese, sour cream, etc.
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