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Steak Fajitas

on May 1, 2015

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Fajitas are so delicious and so easy to make. Whether they’re chicken, shrimp, or steak, A Fajita is a roller coaster for your taste buds. Here’s how I make these awesome packets of goodness.

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To start I have a red onion, red and green bell pepper, that I’ve thinly sliced, along with 1 large clove of minced garlic. In a large saute pan, on med heat, I’ve added a little vegetable oil. I threw all the veggies into the hot saute pan with Kosher salt, black pepper, and a bit of dried oregano. I sauteed this for about 5-7 minutes or just until the veggies were soft and got some nice color on them. I removed them from the pan and placed them onto a plate for a minute while I start to saute the Fajita style steak pieces. I add in a little more vegetable oil to the hot pan, still on med heat. I spread the meat in a single layer into the pan and sprinkle with my Fajita seasoning blend and a little Kosher salt. As the meat starts to saute it releases water. Stirring every now and then, let that liquid evaporate and then the meat will then start to brown. After about 15 minutes of sauteing, or until all the liquid has evaporated and the meat has browned, I add the veggies back in to the pan.

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Next I add more of my Fajita seasoning and some low sodium chicken broth. I let this come up to a boil and then reduce it to a simmer.  All this simmers on med low for another 10 minutes or until most of the chicken broth has reduced, and the steak and veggies have absorbed all the Fajita spices.

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Recipe For Fajita Spice Blend

1/4 cup of chili powder
2 tablespoons of Kosher salt
2 tablespoons of Paprika
1 tablespoon of Onion powder
1 tablespoon of Garlic powder
1 tablespoon of Ground Cumin
1 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper
Mix all the ingredients together well and place into a air tight jar store with other spices

Yields: 6-8 Fajitas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes
Ingredients:
2 packages of Fajita style steak
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil ( 1 for sauteing veggies, 1 for sauteing the meat)
1 red onion sliced
1 red bell pepper julienned
1 green bell pepper julienned
2 cloves of minced garlic
2 teaspoons of Kosher salt 1 for sauteing the veggies and the other for seasoning the meat)
1/2 a cup of low sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon of dried oregano
2 tablespoons of Fajita seasoning (1 for cooking meat, the other for the meat and veggies together)
1 package of Flour or whole wheat tortillas
Condiments:
Shredded cheese
Guacamole
Fresh salsa
Fresh Cilantro
Directions:
Get a large saute pan heating up on med heat. Have all the veggies prepped and ready to go. Add the 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil into the pan then all the veggies with 1 teaspoon of Kosher salt. Saute for 5-7 minutes, then remove from the pan and set aside for a minuted, Add the other tablespoon of vegetable oil and add the Fajita style steak to the pan in a single layer, To the meat add 1 tablespoon of the Fajita seasoning and 1 teaspoon of Kosher salt. Let the steak saute on med heat for 15 minutes, stirring and turning the meat, to let all the liquid evaporate, then allowing the meat to brown. Next add the veggies all back in with the meat, with the chicken broth and another tablespoon of Fajita seasoning. Stir all this together combining everything together. Bring up to a boil, reduce to a simmer, turning the heat down to med low. Let all the ingredients simmer together for another 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed and the spices have coated everything.

Tip For Warm Tortillas: Dampen a paper towel and lay down on microwave safe plate, Place the tortillas on top, then cover with another damp paper towel. Place this into microwave for 10-20 seconds for warm and pliable tortillas.


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