Fajitas are such an easy and quick meal to throw together, and you can feed a ton of folks with very little money!
I like to make my fajitas with flank steak, but you can also do chicken or pork. You can even make vegetarian fajitas by subbing in mushrooms, tofu or beans!
Step 1: Ingredients
- one pound chicken, flank steak, or pork
- one large bell pepper
- one yellow or white onion
- salt & pepper
- canola or vegetable oil
- spices for seasoning the meat (see next step!)
- limes, tortilla, cilantro, etc for serving
I recommend chicken breasts, flank steak, and loin chops - they're all good cuts of meat that will stay moist if you cook them right. :)
Step 2: Spice Up Your Meat and Slice Your Veggies
- one pinch oregano
- one pinch chili powder
- one pinch cumin
- one pinch coriander
- big pinch of salt
If you're able, rub the meat down and let it hang out in the fridge for a while. If not - cooking it right away still tastes amazing. :D
Once you've got you meat seasoned, slice the onion and pepper.
Step 3: Cook the Meat
Cooking times will vary widely depending on what you're using. Heat up a bit of oil over medium high heat. You want a nice hot pan so you get a nice sear!
For chicken breasts (especially big ones) you want to give them 5-6 minutes per side, and maybe a little longer.
Flank steak takes 2-3 minutes per side if you want it medium rare or rare.
The loin chops depend on the thickness - but normally end up being 3-4 minutes per side - much quicker if they're 1/2 thick or less.
Once it's cooked, put in on a clean plate and cover with foil. You'll let it rest while you cook the veggies.
Step 4: Cook the Veg
You'll cook the onions and peppers the same pan you seared your meat in. Add a little more oil if necessary and heat over medium high heat again.
Dump them in the pan and stir every minute or so, until they begin to soften and brown. Add a pinch of salt and some pepper to season then a little. :)
Cook them until they get as soft as you like - this will take 5-10 minutes.
Step 5: Slice Your Meat and Serve!
Remember to cut across the grain. :D
Serve with lime, fresh cilantro, sour cream, avocado, etc!