Monday, December 13, 2010


Well since it's been so cold and blustery outside needed something warm & spicy to make for dinner.... I so love fajitas with homemade tortillas... They are so delicious... make them for your family tonight :)

It helps if you have a "helper" in the kitchen for this project... There is alot of chopping and stirring (but don't let it scare you) have someone cook the meat & veggies while you roll out and make the tortillas (or you can cheat and buy some  tortillas and skip this step... It is soooo worth it to make homemade tortillas... I will never buy another store bought tortilla again... they are so worth the effort :)

It is definately a labor of love :)


2 lbs london broil (or can use boneless chicken breast) thinly sliced across the grain
2 tbls. cumin
2 tbls. chili powder
2 tbls. paprika
pinch of red pepper flakes
juice from 1/2 lime
2 tbls. oil
1 tbls. worchester sauce
seasoned salt & pepper to taste
1 clove garlic, minced
1 green & yellow pepper, seeded and thinly sliced (can use any color of peppers just need 2-3)
3 medium onions, peeled cut in half and then sliced in thin half-moon shapes
2 tbls. red wine (optional can use beef stock, or chicken stock instead)
pinch of sugar

To serve:
 Homemade tortillas (see previous post with Carne Asada for recipe)
Toppings of your choice... I used
tomatoes (chopped), shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, avacado (peeled, seeded and cubed)

In non metal bowl  place all of ingredients (EXCEPT steak, peppers & onions and topping ingredients). Mix well to form a "marinade".  Place meat into bowl and stir well coating all.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge for around 30 minutes.   While steak is marinading cut peppers & onions up.  Make tortilla dough and cover with cloth and let rest for around 10-15 minutes.

In large pan place 1 tbls. oil heat to medium add steak.  In another pan place 1 tbls. oil and add pepper & onions.   Make and roll out tortillas while meat & pepper/onion mixture cooks.  After tortillas and done place tortillas on a place with a clean dishcloth over them to keep them warm. 

When meat is just about done, turn the meat up to high heat, adding 2 tbls red wine and a pinch of sugar to "deglaze" the pan.  Cook for 1-2 minutes scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan, stirring until bubbly and heated through. 

Serve"family" style, everyone helps themselves to meat, and pepper/onion mixture, then toppings of your choice.  Enjoy....


  1. Fajitas are one of my favorite foods, but I just can't seem to get mine to look like the restaurant style. I will give this one a try.
    Very nice blog Joelle. I am excited about keeping up with you this way. I am heading to my blog right now to add you to my favorites.