Fajitas are typically made with chicken, beef, or shrimp along with peppers and onions. They are served with flour tortillas accompanied by guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.
You can be creative with the seasoning using a choice of spices or table sauces on the meat along with a drizzle of lime juice.
Your Grocery List
- beef (we use sirloin but skirt steak or even round will do), chicken breasts, or shrimp
- flour tortillas
- sweet onions
- green peppers
- fajita seasoning or other southwest seasoning or your favorite table sauce
- sour cream
Prepare the vegetables. Cut the peppers into thin strips and onions into thin slices. You can add a poblano or anaheim pepper if you like; they’ll add a little more heat. Set aside.
Prepare the meat. Fajita lovers argue about whether the meat should be cut before or after cooking. We cut the meat across the grain into strips before cooking so that we can cook the meat with the vegetables.
You can season the meat with salt and pepper, southwest seasoning, or table sauce. You can cook the meat in a simmer sauce. Seasoning is a matter of preference.
Make the guacamole. Making guacamole can be as simple as mashing ripe avocado and mixing it with sour cream. To the mixture, you can add garlic, chilies, lime juice, and/or cilantro. We’ve included a recipe.
Cook the meat and vegetables. Stir fry the meat and vegetables together until done. Squeeze a lime or two over the meat and vegetables for added flavor.
Heat the tortillas. Place the tortillas on paper towels and warm them in the microwave. Warming makes the tortillas more flexible and easier to wrap.
Serve the fajitas. Let your guests or family members build their own fajitas. Serve the tortillas in a tortilla keeper and the meat and vegetables on a hot platter. As condiments, serve guacamole, sour cream, and salsa. Your guests will place meat and vegetables on the tortillas and top the filling with condiments and then wrap the tortillas around the fillings.