Ever since I lived in an apartment over a tex-mex restaurant, Americanized Mexican food has been an important part of our meal rotation. At the grocery store we found a pack of steaks on super discount. The price was too good to pass up, and they looked like the perfect cut to use in Fajitas! I should have chosen a different jar of peppers for this recipe as the banana peppers blended in color with the onion, oh well, it was still delicious!
RECIPE: Fajita Dinner
Makes 2-4 Servings
(depending on hunger level)
Plastic Cutting Board
Cast iron pans
1 1/2 Onions
4-6 Cloves of Garlic
1/2 a Lime
Hot Pepper Powder
1) If you only want to use one cutting board, be sure to cut your vegetables first and your meat last. After you cut meat, you have to wash the cutting board and knife to prevent cross contamination.
2) Slice the onions into strips, and mince up the cloves of garlic. Set aside.
3) Cut the lime into wedges and set aside.
4) Cut the meat into nice long strips. Drop the strips into a nice hot cast iron pan.
5) Season with hot pepper powder, paprika, cumin, cilantro, and freshly squeezed lime juice.
6) Toss the meat a bit, then add the garlic, onion, canned peppers and the lime wedges (to make sure you get all the flavor and juice out of them).
7) Toss the mixture with the tongs a bit to make sure it all evenly cooks.
8) In another hot pan, drop in your tortillas to heat them. They should bubble a bit as they heat and crisp a bit.
9) Serve the meat and veggies over the tortillas.
The meat was so tender and delicious. The lime flavor definitely made a difference in this meal, that is definitely not an ingredient you can skip or replace!