Thursday, February 21, 2013

Steak Fajitas

                Beef: the one ingredient that always throws Hubby for a loop when he spots it in the cart. No joke, the entire cart could be filled with Twinkies, Doritos, mozzarella sticks, chicken wings- no double look there…..But you throw in a pack of beef- burgers, ground beef, tenderloins…he stops the cart, holds up the item and needs to know immediately what it’s for and when we are having it!  What is it with men and meat? HHHHmmmm…..I think I’ll leave that one for you to ponder;)
            Anywho, the man loves his red meat I guess. And you know what? I do too! Not like a lover of it, but from time to time, I do crave it, order it, buy it and make it. I think I’ll actually make it more in the summer when we’ll hopefully get a grill. Now that sounds like something I would even stop my cart for- Filet Mignons portioned perfectly for a drizzle of oil, S & P and thrown on the sizzling grill……Oh summer….
            Ah, I digress…..back to my relationship with red meat. Like I was saying, I do enjoy it. One of my favorite versions is actually this recipe: Steak Fajitas. I found this seasoning mix by a quick Google search. I adapted it for what I had on hand and it came out great. I served the fajitas just like they do at my favorite Mexican restaurant,Jose Tehas, steaming and sizzling right in the pan. We assembled our own fajitas, jazzed them up as we wanted, and enjoyed a delicious restaurant re-do! Enjoy….

Steak Fajitas
Serves: 3-4

Seasoning Mix adapted from:

OBJ: TCW be able to make a restaurant favorite of hers

Fajita Seasoning Mix:
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin

1 red bell pepper, sliced
 ½ green bell pepper, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 lb top sirloin steak, sliced
1 ½ TBS canola oil
4 taco size tortillas
Fixings: guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheddar, salsa

1. Combine all seasoning ingredients in a small bowl, set aside – you will need 2 TBS
2. Heat oil in large sauté pan, add peppers, onions, and  1 TBS seasoning mix, cook until veggies are soft, about 8 minutes
3. Add steak, remaining 1 TBS seasoning mix and 3 TBS water.  Cook until meat is cook through, scraping pan frequently
4. Serve with warmed tortillas, guacamole, sour cream, cheddar and salsa

1 comment:

  1. LOVE STEAK - this one sounds like a great steak recipe and also a healthy one - right up my ally.