Fajitas top the list of favorites for me. I mean, what is there not to love? Like every recipe, it is versatile. You can use chicken or beef, make it spicy, add or take away seasonings. You can serve it over rice or wrap it up in a tortilla. This is really a “have it your way” dish and one of the first things I learned to make because you use a basic recipe and build and learn from there.
For this specific recipe I used steak because it was, well….ON SALE. My single most favorite word is sale when it comes to food. When you cook and eat like I do, smart shopping is a must. Whatever you can find at the grocery store will do. If you choose to use chicken, you will season it the same way so it is really no big deal to do a swap. Eating fajitas at a restaurant is always a safe option but once you start making them yourself you will never look at them on a menu again.
Did I mention this meal literally takes a whole 20 minutes including prep time? Yes you just read that right. If you have all the ingredients on hand then you are good to go my friend. I absolutely love peppers. They add so much flavor and color to any dish. I scored pretty peppers at Elias Farmers Market in town but they are almost always available at every other grocery store. I can taste the flavors just writing this post! Drool alert because this will make you want to run to the grocery store after work and get all of the necessary ingredients, trust me. Side note: It is only 9am and I am literally salivating over this.
for 6-8 servings
- 1 lb of steak, beef or chicken
- 1 yellow onion sliced
- 1 green bell pepper sliced into thin strips
- 1 red bell pepper sliced into thin strips
- 1 orange bell pepper sliced into thin strips
- 1 yellow bell pepper (if you cant find a color, just sub with another one)
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- Garnish with cilantro, cheese, guacamole or salsa
- 1 tsp each of salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder. may need to add more salt and pepper to taste. Coat your meat of choice evenly with the seasoning mixture before cooking.
What To Do
- In a large skillet over medium high heat, add your olive oil and your peppers and onions. Saute until they are tender but still have a little bite. Season with a dash of salt and pepper. Once they are cooked, remove from the pan and try to keep as much of the juices from the peppers in the pan
- Add your already seasoned chicken or beef to the pan with an additional tsp of olive oil and cook until fully cooked. Its important to have your meat of choice seasoned before hand so that the flavors are already there. Seasoning only really sticks to uncooked meat so do it before!
- Add back in your veggies and mix everything together until everything is coated with the delicious juices. Serve over rice or in tortillas with your favorite fixins and enjoy! This also freezes beautifully so don’t be afraid to let it cool and ziploc it up and freeze