Step 1: Gather Ingredients and Supplies
The needed ingredients are the following:
• 1 ½ pounds of meat- this can be either steak or chicken depending on your preference
• 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
• ¼ cup fresh orange juice- typically one large orange
• ¼ cup fresh lime juice- typically two limes
• 1 teaspoon minced garlic
• 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
• ¾ teaspoon cumin
• ¾ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
• ½ teaspoon dried cilantro leaves
• ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper
• ½ teaspoon Salt
• 1 medium green, red, or orange bell pepper- this also is by preference.
• 1 medium onion
• Flour tortillas
• Topping ingredients, which are optional depending on desires
o Sour cream
The needed supplies are the following:
o One to cut the meat and one for the vegetables
• Cutting Board
• Large Frying Pan
• Large Bowl
• Hand Juicer (Optional)
• Spoon to Mix Marinade
• Spoon or Spatula to mix and stir meat and vegetables
• Measuring Cups
• Small Container to Keep Marinade
Step 2: Juice Orange and Lime
If you do not have a hand juicer then after cutting the fruit remove all seeds from the fruit, then place the open side down over the bowl. Squeeze the fruit with your hand as the fruit comes out. This may take more time and more fruit then a juicer but that is alright, you are still getting the needed juice!
**Tip: Remember to wash hands and supplies throughly before starting to cook, in order to avoid illness.
Step 3: Cut the Meat
If using chicken, be sure to wash chicken off with water before use. Also, clean any utensils that come in contact with chicken or beef.
**Warning: When handling a knife be careful, they are sharp and can cut you. Children should not use knives unless under adult supervision.
**Tip: You may use a mixture of both beef and chicken for added flavor and variety!
Step 4: Make Marinade
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons of olive oil
All spices, including the salt and pepper.
Mix these ingredients well and place 1/4 of the mixture into a small container for the vegetables.
Step 5: Marinade the Meat
**Tip: In general the longer meat is marinaded the better. Try placing the marinating meat in the refrigerator in the morning before work or school and leaving it there until you are ready to cook it at dinner time.
Step 6: Cook the Meat
The meat is finished cooking once there is no pink in the middle when cut open. This is true for both beef and chicken.
**Note: You do not need to spray the pan down with cooking sprays or add oil. The marinade will keep the meat from sticking to the pan due to the olive oil.
**Warning: Consumption of undercooked meat or poultry can lead to severe illness. Make sure it is cooked thoroughly to prevent such illnesses.
Step 7: Cook the Vegetables
**Tip: When you have the skillet covered leave a small opening to allow some of the steam to escape.
Step 8: Create and Enjoy Your Fajita!
When you have the desired toppings on your fajita, sit down and enjoy them with your friends and family!
**Tip: If you would like your tortilla to be warm then warm it up in the microwave for between 10-20 seconds depending on the wattage of your microwave.