Our Favorite Fajitas

I think I could eat Mexican food every night of the week! What about you? ANY time Tom asks me where I want to eat out I say, “How ’bout Mexican”. I don’t even know why he bothers to ask because he knows what I’m going to say. I’ve discovered that all Mexican restaurants are NOT created equally, though.  I used to teach English as a second language and I remember one of my students said, “Ms. Jeanette, just because someone’s from Mexico doesn’t mean they can cook.” So true, BUT, I would rather eat Mexican, even if it’s not top notch, than most any other kind of food. Personally, I really don’t like to cook.  I wish I did, since I love to eat! I have a few dishes that I make on the rare occasion that I fix supper. My personal favorite is fajitas, and I think my friends and family would agree. I wish I could take credit for the recipe but my good friend, Kathy, served this to me and I have now OFFICIALLY stolen it. The secret ingredient is the Try Me brand of Wine and Pepper Worcestershire sauce.

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This is not a “written down” recipe, but one I sort of throw together, so I’ll try and write down the ingredients and directions for you.

First, I start with the veggies. Sweet onions, red and yellow peppers, and lemon. (For the three of us I use one large onion and one red pepper. When I have a bigger group I just multiply). Slice the onion and pepper into VERY thin strips.

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After chopping up the vegetables I put them in a covered skillet with a big dollop of coconut oil. I usually chop the pepper first and get it started cause I like my veggies nice and soft and it takes a little longer than the onion. By the way, have you discovered coconut oil yet? It is awesome!!!!!!!!!!! I use it for everything now from roasting vegetables to frying chicken.  Don’t freak out because it looks like lard or Crisco, and it doesn’t taste like coconut (it’s flavorless).

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Ok, here is where I add one whole bottle of Wine and Pepper Worcestershire.

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After they have simmered about 10-15 minutes on medium heat, with the lid on, I add the chicken and squeeze on the juice of one lemon, salt and pepper to taste, and add one more WHOLE bottle of Wine and Pepper Worcestershire.  I was supposed to sprinkle on some chili powder here, too, but I forgot.  About the chicken, we are lucky that our local grocery store usually has a package of thinly sliced breasts for stir fry that I’m able to use. For the protein you could use this or thinly sliced pork or beef, or how about some yummy shrimp.

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Now here you need a little patience. Of course, you need to make sure the chicken is totally cooked through, but you also need to take off the lid and let it simmer until the sauce is completely reduced. If you have a lot of liquid it will soak the tortillas when you put together your fajita. Not to mention the fact that everything caramelizes and gets more yummy when it cooks down.

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While the filling is cooking I wrap the tortillas in foil and plop in the oven at 300 degrees for about 10-15 minutes (or you can zap them in the microwave individually for about 10 seconds, but that can make the tortilla a little tough).

DSC_1014 Now for the fun part… constructing your F A J I T A. There are a multitude of things you can add on, like cheese, sour cream, lettuce, jalapenos, salsa, black olives, diced tomatoes, etc.  My boys only like cheese and sour cream but if I have company, I go all out.

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Okay, load ‘em, roll ‘em and make sure you have a plate under ‘em because they’re messy! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUMMY, YUMMY.

Fabulous Fajitas (for 3 people)

1-2 lbs of thinly sliced meat (chicken, pork, beef, or shrimp)

1 red pepper

1 large sweet onion

1 lemon

1 heaping Tbs of coconut oil

2 bottles of Try Me brand Wine and Pepper Worcestershire Sauce

1-2 tsp of chili powder

salt and pepper to taste

All the fixins’ : tortillas, cheese, sour cream, salsa, tomatoes, jalapenos, lettuce, anything else you think would be good.

Follow the cooking directions above.

Anytime I go on about a specific product I think it’s important to mention I’m not getting paid any money for that. I think I would need more that 4 followers to make any moolah promoting a product. Lol. :-)

Do you have a special dish you like to make? Your go to?  I’d love to hear about it so be sure you share with us!

As always, thank you so much for visiting the Mountain. I love company and you can drop by anytime.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooooo,

Jeanette

2 comments

  1. Shelley Davis says:

    Looks lovely Jeanette, we’re vegetarians so I use more veg and usually chickpeas and we just pierce the packet of tortillas and do them all together in the microwave for 50/60 seconds, I wouldn’t have the patience to do them all individually!!! I haven’t used coconut oil to cook them yet though, I will try that.

    • jjart66 says:

      Oh Shelley, you really need to try the coconut oil! According to Dr. Oz it can do everything but cure cancer (may even do that, who knows?). It is really yummy too. I will try microwaving the whole packet next time. :-)

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