May 3, 2009

Stir-Fried Beef Fajitas

In our house we LOVE Mexican food but, Fajitas have to be my all time FAVORITE!! I usually make chicken fajitas, but these are just as good and they change it up a little bit!!

1 lb. boneless chuck shoulder steaks, cut 1/2 in. thick (really just use whatever is on sale!!)

1 green or red bell pepper, cut length wise into thin strips

1 medium onion, cut lengthwise into this wedges

1 cup cheese

1 cup salsa

2 avocados peeled, and cut lengthwise into strips (optional)

lettuce (optional)


2 Tbsp. o.j.

2 Tbsp. white vinegar

1 tsp. minced garlic (I just use it out of the jar!)

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. grounds oregano

1/8 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp pepper

1-Combine marinade ingredients in a small bowl.

2-Trim fat from meat and cut lengthwise into 1/8 in. think strips (Just eyeball it, not too thick not too thin!!)

3-Place beef and half of the marinade mixture in a Ziploc freezer bag, seal tight and mush to coat the meat well.

4-Marinade for 6-8 hours, or even overnight if you like

5-Place onion, peppers and remaining marinade in a Ziploc freezer bag, seal tight and mush to coat veggies well. Let marinade for same amount of time as the beef.

6- Remove veggies from marinade and cook in a medium size skillet on medium heat until crisp-tender. About 3 min.

7- Remove meat from marinade and use same skillet to cook the meat. Cook just until brown. )DO NOT overcook!!)

8- Combine veggies and meat together, toss to coat and warm through.

*Serve with warm flour tortillas, avocado wedges, salsa, cheese and lettuce if desired.

*Just to add extra flavor I always squeeze fresh lime over the meat and veggies once they have finished cooking. Yumm!!!

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