Quick and easy to whip up, fajitas recipes are perfect for a midweek meal or for entertaining at the weekend. Everyone can make theirs just as they like, so they are a total crowd-pleaser. There are so many different options when it comes to fajitas recipes, we have chicken, steak, veggie and more adventurous ones such as prawn for seafood lovers.
Typically Fajitas are a filling of sizzling strips of meat with peppers and onions which you can wrap up in a taco, quesadilla, burrito, nachos, tostadas or just about any form. Nowadays, you will find Fajitas with every sort of variation of protein.
1. Thinly slice the meat, peppers & onions.
2. Fry peppers & onions in a large frying pan for 5 mins.
3. Add the meat. Continue to fry for 5 mins.
4. Place 2 spoons of meat filling into the centre of a warmed tortilla.
5. Top with sour cream, guacamole, grated cheese & salsa.
6. Roll & enjoy!
Lots of toppings! We think shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, one of our authentic Mexican salsas and some of our Jalapeño & Pineapple are great choices. Mexican rice, beans either refried or black beans, nachos or keep it simple with chips and salsa all make for great accompaniments to Fajitas.
A fajita can be a taco but a taco is not necessarily a fajita - confused? You're not alone! The main difference is that fajitas are strips of grilled peppers and onions with meat that you roll into tacos, burritos, etc yourself and are meant tone an interactive eating experience. A taco is served with the filling and toppings already put together and encompasses all sorts of meats and veg with different cooking techniques including stewed and roasted.
Although Texans certainly popularised Fajitas and would like to take credit for them, they did not invent them. Mexican ranch workers working along the Rio Grande in West Texas did. They were often paid with what were considered the throwaway cuts of meat from a steer including the tough cut skirt steak nicknamed “fajas” which roughly translates to “belt”. In the UK we call this cut of meat a Hanger Steak.
Our Mild Fajita Cooking Sauce is handmade in Mexico using roasted red peppers blended with tomatoes, garlic and mild chillies and is perfect for adding flavour to fajitas but mild enough the whole family can enjoy.
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