So, as you all know by now, we made fajitas (or as I like to call them, delicious pieces of heaven) – of the steak variety- the other night. I think this is probably one of the most simple home-cooked meals ever, but not many people make them.

This is how it goes down in the Martin house:
You’ll need some kind of Mexican seasonings…whatever you like will do. We use a few Cholula products: the chili garlic powder for the veggies and the original hot sauce for the meat only. Those plus a little salt and pepper will probably do you good. You can also buy a jarred fajita marinade that works just as good.

Cut one or two (based on how many veggies you like in your fajitas) bell peppers into fairly thin, long strips. Cut one onion in half, then slice it into strips of about the same thickness. Try to separate all the layers of onion before you put them in the pan (it won’t ruin anything if you don’t do this, I promise). Cut your meat into, you guessed it, strips. If you’re using steak, cut against the grain so that the meat isn’t chewy when you’re biting into it.

Next, heat some oil – a couple tablespoons – in a heavy-bottomed pan, such as a wok, over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, drop the onions. Cook them until they’re tender, but not all the way cooked (you can do this based on the way you like to eat onions). Season the onions with salt, pepper, and whatever Mexican spices you’re using. Next, add the bell peppers. Cook them until they’ve become tender, but still have a bite to them. Season the peppers with the same spices. By this time, the onions will be all the way cooked. Now, make a hole in the center of the pan by pushing all of the veggies to the sides. Drop the meat here and leave it alone (except for seasoning, of course). At this point, add whatever liquid marinade or chili sauce you’re using. Give the meat at least two minutes to cook, then flip it over. After the meat has cooked for about five to seven minutes, mix everything together and cook for a minute or two more, adding more spices or sauces if desired.

And…that’s it! My favorite way to eat fajitas is to make a burrito – starting with mashed avocado and sour cream, then cheese, and finally the meat and veggies. Wrap it up and you’re good to go!

I hope you all enjoy making, and eating, fajitas as much as I do. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Until next time, happy eating!

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