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Tasty Tuesdays: Fiesta Fajitas

Darling Readers, I’m back! And ready with another installment of Tasty Tuesday’s.

Ahhh… Mexican food… Warm, spicy, and comforting. Fajitas are wonderfully easy and fast to cook up. Plus my vegetarian friends can make them without the beef and they’re still mighty tasty, and for the gluten-free eaters like me, just enjoy them with rice or corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas. Here’s my version. And today you get a bonus two-fer – I’m going to include how to make guacamole from scratch. Old family recipe being passed down to you!

What you need:

  • 2 lbs of beef (cut of your choice) – diced
  • 1 large, sweet, yellow onion – sliced
  • 2 bell peppers – sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic – pressed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 jalapeno – finely chopped
  • 1 serano chili – finely chopped
  • 1/2 head of cilantro – finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 paprika
  • sea salt to taste

What you do:

In a skillet on medium heat, drop in coconut oil. Add your beef once the oil has liquified along with onions and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes or until almost no pink remains on the beef. Add bell peppers, jalapeño, chili, lime juice, and spices. Cook until onions are translucent and bell peppers have softened. Remove from heat.

Decisions, decisions… Now you have some choices to make: you can either heat up some corn or flour tortillas in another skillet over low heat, or make some rice or quinoa as a bed for your fajitas. I went with brown rice this time. Garnished with cilantro and guacamole.

So here’s the guacamole recipe, as promised. I don’t know the exact amounts for spices so adjust as needed. Every batch seems to turn out a little different but I suppose that’s half of the fun!

What you need:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 roma tomato – diced
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder

What you do:

Halve the avocados, remove the peel and seed, and mash in a bowl with a fork. Add the lime juice, sprinkle in sea salt, paprika, and chili powder. Mix in the tomato and if you have extra cilantro you can add that in as well. Sample and adjust spice amounts to taste. When it’s done make sure to have some tortilla chips on hand, or load up your fajitas with this scrumptiousness. Delicioso!

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2 comments on “Tasty Tuesdays: Fiesta Fajitas

  1. whatimeant2say
    March 27, 2012

    Holy Guacamole! Are you the one that takes these pics? I just gained 5 pounds looking at the fabulous photos!

    • Audrey
      March 27, 2012

      Haha yes, these are Audrey Johnson originals. 🙂 Fortunately the fajitas are pretty healthy to eat, and the guacamole is higher calories but at least it’s good fats. I say this so I feel less guilty about the mound of food on my plate…

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