Fajitas

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There are sounds that occur in your life that can produce a certain reaction in a moments notice.  The sound of the ocean brings calm and serenity, the sound of rain brings peace, rest and clarity.  The sound of babies crying can cause sleep deprived parents to cry also, or it can cause those of us who haven’t had a crying baby in years to be reminded of those sweet memories of those sleepless nights.  The sound of music can bring out your true inner and deep emotions, and cause you to dance with reckless abandonment, or sit in silent meditation.  Then there is the sound of sizzling meat and vegetables which most certainly will cause you to need Mexican Mariachi bands, margaritas, and a plate stat!

I have several different ways I prepare my fajitas.  Today I chose a quick stove top version.  Its easy and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.

Serves 6

  • 2 lbs sliced beef steak (you can chose any cut of meat you prefer, I tend to prefer whats on sale, for this particular recipe I used boneless beef ribs)
  • 4 T vegetable oil (split)
  • 2 T cumin
  • 1 T pico de gallo seasoning
  • 1 T garlic salt
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 sliced onion
  • 2 sliced bell peppers
  • 2 T minced garlic
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 lime
  • flour tortillas
  • cilantro, avocado, and sour cream for toppings

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  1. Heat your skillet to medium high.  I use my cast iron pan. Let it get nice and hot, add 2 T of oil, and then quickly add your sliced meat.  Add cumin, pico de gallo seasoning, garlic salt, salt and pepper then stir fry until browned and crispy.Canon Camera Aug2016 043
  2. Remove meat from pan and deglaze the pan with the beef broth, by gently scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan.  Pour that broth with all its yummy goodness over meat and set aside.  Pour remaining vegetable oil in pan, then add vegetables, salt and pepper.  Stir fry until browned.Canon Camera Aug2016 044
  3. Add meat and broth back into vegetables.  Squeeze in lime juice, and cook for 1 minute together.
  4. Place fajita meat and vegetables on flour tortillas and top with desired toppings.

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