“She’s a Keeper” Fajitas

I totally smoked the entire kitchen when I made these the first time, but it was worth it! Meat, cheese, vegetables and creamy yogurt dressing make these fajitas not only delicious, but also mildly healthful! 😀 win win win win win. Oh, and yeah…boyfriend called me a keeper after he ate them…so…yeah…once again, totally worth it. 😀


fajita in tortilla

She’s a Keeper! Fajitas 😀

You will need

1 lb skirt/flank  steak
Fajita seasoning (spice mix recipe follows)
2 bell peppers (preferably different colors) – sliced
1 medium onion – sliced
2 small zucchini – cut into matchsticks
1 jalapeño – diced – i remove the ribs and seeds from half of the pepper and keep all the rest for extra HEAT
1 clove garlic – smashed
Sour cream substitute (greek yogurt with diced scallions)
2 or 3 tortillas
shredded cheese

Fajita seasoning:

Read more at: http://mexican.food.com/recipe/fajita-seasoning-mix-28011

I used the modified version below – I think following it as stated would have been way too salty, especially since some spices (chili powder) already contain salt.

1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin

For the steak:

Skirt steak (1 lb)
rinse the steak and then pat dry
rub seasoning on both sides of the steak

To cook:

heat oil in cast iron skillet until oil is smoking – lay steak in the oil. (warning – this will smoke up quite a bit once the spices hit the oil – make sure you have a window open.) Cooking time depends on thickness of the meat – I seared it about 4 minutes on each side, and then lowered the heat and let it cook until the meat firmed up a bit more.

remove the steak from the pan. I put it on a cutting surface, and then tented the meat with foil to let it finish cooking.

in the same pan, saute bell peppers and half of the diced jalapeño, cook for a bit, then add the onion, garlic, zucchini and rest of the jalapeño.

salt and pepper to taste (i used garlic salt)

cook until onions are soft and bell pepper and zucchini still have a bit of snap.

For the sour cream substitute:

150 grams of greek yogurt (preferably Fage yogurt)
3 sliced up scallions (green onions)

Mix together and done! 😀

To serve:

thinly slice the steak across the grain
warm 2 or 3 tortillas in the microwave
get out the shredded cheese
get a bowl for the sauteed vegetables
get a dish out for the yogurt scallion sauce

To eat:

pile ingredients onto a burrito in quantities desired, wrap up, and devour. I recommend pairing this fantastically fancy dish with a bottle of beer.


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