#atozchallenge: Fajitas

From the video

Fajitas are a really popular Tex-Mex dish. It’s some type of grilled meat (skirt steak is really popular, but you can also get chicken, shrimp, maybe even pork or veggie) cut into bite-size strips, grilled with onion and bell peppers, and served with flour tortillas, sour cream, guacamole, salsa and cheese.

You can find tons of recipes online, some of which recommend marinating the meat in lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, Mexican spices like chili powder and cumin, cilantro… pretty much anything you want. Arnie here has a real simple recipe…

Eating them is a "do it yourself" affair: take a flour (or corn, whatever you like) tortilla, pile some of the grilled meat, onions and peppers on it, add whatever toppings you want (in my case, that means nothing), roll it up and enjoy!

While you’re enjoying that, I’m going to get my G post together. Tell me, are you a fajita fan? What do you like to put on them? Have you ever made them yourself? Have any tips you’d like to share?

40 thoughts on “#atozchallenge: Fajitas

  1. I do like fajitas, but I wouldn’t bother making them myself. I think if I was going to grill steak and onions and peppers, I’d toss a nice steak on the grill and plate the whole mess.


  2. I’m hungry and my mouth is watering. I love them! I do like it with peppers and onion. I never made them for some reason but they would be easy to do. I did love them with sour cream and some salsa but I now know that sour cream-most dairy doesn’t agree with my tummy. Same with avocado which I love but it doesn’t love me. I could see adding a few chili flakes and Montreal steak spice but no halepeno please. I would add tomatoes and lettuce though


  3. When we were snowbirds in Florida (we lived full-time in our 42′ fifth wheel trailer), we loved Wednesdays at Cody’s Original Roadhouse. Buy one get one free fajitas! Yummmmmmm…

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  4. Oooh! Fajitas are the best. We get them from the little Jalisco around the corner. We mostly order 1/2 beef & 1/2 chicken. The grilled veggies are different every time but definitely onions & whatever color pepper they have on hand. Top your flour tortilla with meat, veggies, guacamole & crema aka sour cream. No cheese! Sacrilege. Doh! Instead pico de gallo & jalapenos. Just like there is no cheese on fajita tacos, corn tortillas are for breakfast tacos only. These are the rules man. I don’t make them, I just follow them. LOL


  5. I do like fajitas quite a lot. I especially like to have them with fresh pico de gallo and prefer flour tortillas. The first time I had fajitas was in a San Antonio TX restaurant called Mario’s. I was blown away by how good they were and obsessively looked for them elsewhere. This was around 1978 or so and it was a rare dish to find in any restaurant. Now I mostly order chicken fajitas at Chilis. Or I sometimes make my own version at home. Still, the restaurants do them better.



    1. I think they have the right equipment at restaurants to make them and to serve them up. Flour tortillas are definitely best for them, because the corn ones don’t roll well. On the other hand, the corn ones are great for hard-shell tacos and for chips.


  6. I remember the thrill of everything I tasted for the first time — real butter, cream cheese & olive sandwich, cheese omelette, baked stuffed seafoods, penuche fudge, pecan pie, and yes, chicken fajitas –with every topping including guac. I replicated everything here, though it hardly compared, sometimes. Gah, now I’m wanting something delicious!

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