Whenever I ask Mark what he might want for dinner any given night, I can generally guess that Mexican will be high on his list. Tacos, burritos and fajitas are always sure winners in our home. And because we buy our meat in bulk, cutting it up and freezing it in handy serving sizes, it never takes long to make a batch of whatever it is we crave.
Tonight, it was fajitas, and I simply grabbed a bag of frozen beef steak strips, along with some of the frozen pepper strips I had left over from the last time I made fajitas. The rest was easy and quick and made for a very happy hubby!
1. Slice one medium onion into strips and sauté in a tiny bit of olive oil.
2. Add in your peppers and fry them all up until soft.
3. Sprinkle over the black pepper and cayenne pepper and mix well with the veggies.
4. Add in the beef strips and fry until browned.
5. Add the green onion and the diced green chillies.
6. Once the beef and veggies have cooked through, create the sauce by adding in the tomato paste, Tabasco and the red chilli jam.
7. Stir until the meat and veggies are evenly coated with the sauce.
8. Serve immediately on warm flour tortillas and sprinkle with cheese and a dollop of sour cream.
The tender meat and veggies are set off beautifully by the tangy sauce, which has just enough kick to be considered slightly spicy but which is also slightly sweet. There’s an almost barbecue flavor to the dish which makes it palatable to even those who aren’t fans of fajitas.