I love fajitas. Every time I make them I wonder why it is that I don’t make them more often.
You will need:
Chicken breast and/or steak
Marinade (recipe below)
Peppers, red and green
Tortillas (the large flour ones are the easiest to work with)
Shredded Mexican blend cheese
The first part of the recipe is to put together the marinade.
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 T Worcestershire sauce
1 2/3 cup honey
1/6 tsp ginger
4 cloves minced garlic (or garlic powder)
I put the meat into a ziploc bag and pour the marinade right into the bag. You can do this even if the meat is frozen and allow it to defrost in the bag while it marinates. You want the meat to marinate for an entire day to really soak up the flavors. Trust me, it is worth it.
Then you are going to grill your meat. I finally joined the rest of the world in owning a George Foreman grill. I really did not buy the hype about how great it cooked food. Nor did I think that I needed another kitchen appliance that I would have to store somewhere. But after using it, I too have seen the light. That little grill is awesome.
Slice up your peppers and onions. I like to use both red and green peppers.
Pour a couple teaspoons of oil into a large pan and saute the peppers along with your onions. You want to cook them until they turn slightly soft. If you keep cooking them too long they will turn mushy and lose some of their flavor.
Before you put your food into the tortilla, you will want to heat your tortilla in some way. You can heat them individually by frying them quickly on both sides in pan on top of the stove. You can heat them in the microwave. Or you can do what I do and wrap the entire stack in tinfoil and stick it in the oven for a few minutes.
A quick tutorial on how to roll up your tortilla so nothing falls out while you, or more importantly your children, who do not know the meaning of EAT OVER THE TABLE, are eating.
Put your food into the tortilla approximately a third of the way down.
Fold the sides of the tortilla in. Both sides. I only have it shown with one side folded in because my other hand was holding the camera. My third hand was probably also buy holding back one of the ravenous children who live me. Where is that fourth hand when you need it?
Bring the bottom of the tortilla up.
Make it nice and snug. Then roll it again.
Now all your food is nice and contained and not spilling out of the bottom while you try to eat. Unless you are a four year old, in which case the entire thing will just explode in your hand as soon as you touch it.
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