Fabulous Fajitas 

 Originally Written: May 31, 2010

By  Hanna Trafford

Fajitas have become one of favourites in our home – they are easy to make and when combined with a nice summer salad, will make a great meal you can serve outdoors!

Here are 5 recipes for Fabulous Fajitas – and a basic directions recipe. Choose the one that appeals to your taste the most  – but better yet – try them all!

Basic Directions:

In large non-stick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.

Add in Main Ingredients and stir fry until browned – for about 5 minutes.

Drain off any fat and transfer to a plate.

Add Vegetables about 1.4 tsp. of each salt and pepper top the pan – stir fry until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add Flavourings, cook over medium heat, stirring for about 2 minutes.

Return Main Ingredients, along with any juices to pan and cook for about 1 mote minute.

Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of fresh herbs (like coriander or parsley)

Cut 4 large warmed up tortillas in half, mount about ½ cup of filling mixture on each and roll into cone shape.

Flavour Recipes:

1.Santa Fe Beef Fajitas

Main Ingredients: 1 lb. of lean ground beef

Vegetables: 1 sweet red pepper-sliced, half of red onion – sliced, ½ cup of corn kernels,1 clove of garlic – minced

Flavourings: ½ cup of barbecue sauce, 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped jalapeno pepper, 1 teaspoon chilli powder

2. Creole Catfish Fajitas

Main Ingredients: 1 lb. of catfish or tilapia fillets, cut into ½ inch wide strips

Vegetables: 1 sweet green pepper-sliced, 1 onion- sliced, ½ cup of chopped celery, 2 cloves of garlic-minced

Flavourings: ½ cup of ketchup, 2 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper (optional)

3. Cumin Chicken Fajitas

Main Ingredients: 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed

Vegetables: 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced, 1 sweet yellow pepper-sliced, 1 onion-sliced, 2 cloves of garlic-minced, ¼ teaspoon of salt

Flavourings: 1 teaspoon of grated lime rind, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, ½ teaspoon of ground cumin

4. Italian Tofu Fajitas

Main Ingredients: ½ lb. of firm tofu-drained,patted dry and cubed, 1 pkg (4 oz. of precooked ground soy protein

Vegetables: 1 sweet yellow pepper-sliced, 1 cup chopped broccoli, 1 onion-sliced, 2 cloves of garlic-minced

Flavourings: 1 cup of thick pasta sauce, 1 teaspoon of each chilli powder and dried basil

5. Spicy Sausage Fajitas

Main Ingredients: 1 lb. of mild Italian sausage, casings removed

Vegetables: 1 sweet green pepper-sliced, 1 carrot-sliced, 1 onion-sliced, 2 cloves of garlic-minced

Flavourings: ¼ cup of salsa, 1 tomato-chopped, 1 jalapeno pepper-chopped, pinch of cayenne pepper

Hope you enjoyed these recipes – please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed and much appreciated!

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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