Mexican Fajitas con carne
The original Tex-Mex recipe for filled Tortillas (Fajitas) with beef
Fajitas are an indispensable part of Mexican cuisine. Easy to prepare and absolutely delicious, this is one of the most popular dishes in Mexico and Texas. It is usually served with Guacamole, sour cream or Crème Fraîche, grated cheese and tomato salsa (e.g. Pico de Gallo).
Ingredients (for 4 people):
500 g beef for frying (e.g. rump steak or fillet)
1 each of red, yellow and green peppers
2 red onions
3 garlic cloves
2 red chillies
2 tbsp. lime juice
1 tsp Tequila
50 ml olive oil
A ¼ tsp each of black pepper, salt cumin
8 Tortillas (self-baked or ready made)
Remove any fat and sinews from the beef, cut the beef into narrow strips and place it in a bowl. Wash the chillies, remove the seeds and chop it with the peeled garlic. Make a marinade with both, plus olive oil, lime juice, Tequila, pepper and ground cumin, and put it over the meat. Depending on your taste, leave it for several hours.
Wash, clean and chop the peppers into strips. Peel and half the onions and chop them into strips.
Warm the tortillas in the oven (only for a short time, as if they become too crispy they will no longer bend), cover them over and keep them warm.
Fry the meat in portions in a large pan or wok at a high heat for approx. 2-3 minutes, and salt it. Then stir-fry the peppers and onions at a reduced heat for approx. 3-4 minutes.
Put the meat back in, mix everything together, season again and serve immediately.
Separate the meat-pepper-pan and the tortillas on the table, so that everyone can make their own fajitas and refine them, depending on taste, with grated cheese, sour cream, salsa and guacamole.
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