Fajitas

Fajitas were a popular staple in my family - especially around Christmas time. After years and years of my mother making a traditional Christmas dinner, she decided to switch things up and spice things up with our new Christmas tradition: Fajitas and Margaritas! We would invite all our local friends and family over for a casual, fun and stress-free Christmas. My mom would always claim that she had the absolute best fajita recipe and I would always roll my eyes and it wasn't until I got older and had tried my fair share of fajitas that I realized that she was absolutely right! (And I promise it isn't just because we always had them with margaritas). So luckily for you, I am sharing this recipe with you so you can join our family tradition of the Ultimate Fajitas!

Ingredients:

Marinade

  • 1 cup red wine
  • 5 T. red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 5 T. tomato paste
  • 2 T. lemon juice
  • 1 t. Mexican oregano or regular
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 T. honey
  • 1 T. Worcestershire sauce

Fajitas

  • 2-3 lbs. bison skirt steak or flank steak
  • 3 bell peppers – combo of yellow, green, red
  • 2 large yellow onions – see recipe below for lime grilled onions
  • Flour tortillas

Accompaniments

  • Pico de gallo
  • Guacamole
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded Mexican cheese or queso fresco

 

Instructions:

Steak

  1. Combine all marinade ingredients
  2. Add meat and place in fridge
  3. Marinate steak 4 hours minimum to overnight – turning over halfway to ensure total coverage
  4. Remove from fridge 20-30 minutes prior to cooking
  5. Grill to medium rare over medium high heat flipping halfway
  6. Rest meat for 10min
  7. Slice into thin strips against the grain

Fajitas

  1. Slice bell peppers length wise
  2. Add cooking oil to a skillet and heat to medium
  3. Add bell peppers and cook until desired softness stirring occasionally
  4. In a separate skillet, heat cooking oil to low heat
  5. Slice the 2 yellow onions thinly
  6. Add onions to skillet
  7. Add juice of 1-2 limes and salt
  8. Cook in skillet for up to 30min until limp and golden
  9. Heat tortillas – I recommend tossing them over the open flame for a quick char
  10. Build fajitas with onions, peppers and meat with any added accompaniments and enjoy!

 

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