Make-Your-Own-Fajitas Buffet

I think it was the margaritas at noon that got us thinking about Fajitas for supper.  Donna and I both love them, I think they are healthy and the boys like them.  What’s to hate? LOL – Pass the tequila.

WeBeef and Chicken Fajitas like a combo of Chicken and Beef Fajitas. So to start, we cut round steak and chicken breasts into two bite strips.  We used different boards, knives and contains so do send the “poultry police” after Donna and I. In separate saute pans we cooked the strips. As the strips cooked, we seasoned them with garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes, onion powder and tacoseasoning. I like the heat from the chili and pepper flakes, the smokiness from the cumin and Tex Mex flavours from the garlic and taco seasonings. Both the chicken and the steak do maintain their own flavours but are enhanced by the seasonings. Tonight, both turned out well. I sampled both and was happy.  I put them in the oven to keep warm until the rest of the buffet was prepared.

We like Refried Beans with our fajitas, so I opened a can and put in pan over low heat to slowly warm. Don’t hate the can, hate the canner. LOL.

 Onions, Peppers and Garlic for Fajitas

While the meats rested in the oven, we prepped Onions, Red and Yellow Peppers and Garlic for sauting. We like long strips of onions and peppers to match the strips of meat.  Once they we were prepped, I sauted them in the beef pan so that I could capture the beef flavours in the veggie mixture. We kept the seasoning on the veggies light as we wanted the meats to shin thru in the final fajitas. We just used some salt, pepper and garlic. The veggies seemed to take the longest to cook as they were the last cooked ingridents.

While the veggies were sauting, we prepped the cold fix’ems. We like chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, salsa and sour cream as options. 

Fix'em for FajitasThe final steps are to nuke the tortillas in a moist paper towel, lay out the buffet and call the boys. 

Everyone makes their own fajita with different combintations of chicken, beef, veggies and fix’ems.  The boys are not big fans of the veggies but love a combo of meats, the refried beans, cheese, lettuce and sour cream.  Donna likes the refried beans, a combo of meats, salsa, cheese and lettuce. I like them all but tend to place chicken at one end of the tortilla and beef at the other end so that the meat changes as I eat.  I am sure you have your own way of making and eat these so tell us in the comment section or reply box.

Net – net, Yummy food, Happy family.

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