We just had another birthday here. We actually have quite a few birthdays around here. With nine family members, we celebrate birthdays in all but five months, and that’s because we double up in two months, February (me and Dad!) and June (one of my brothers and Mom)! We also celebrate down on the farm when one of the workers has a birthday. So we end up celebrating a lot of birthdays, something I really don’t mind, ’cause with each birthday comes cake in some form and usually ice-cream (oh yeah!). Anyways, this last birthday was my brother Samuel’s birthday. He chose a meal that is one of my favorites. Fajita’s. So amazing.
I took lots of pictures while we were cooking, so for those of you who like the picture posts, you’re in luck! You can put quite a few different toppings on fajitas, including, but not limited to, the following: cooked peppers and onions, cooked mushrooms, salsa, sour cream, cheese, fresh onions, tomato’s, and lettuce. That’s what we put on ours anyways! Wrap it all up in a burrito, and its fantastic! Its also great to serve something like a Spanish Rice with them. And if your feeling really energetic, a nacho cheese sauce with taco chips would be amazing too. Now for the recipe.
We took this recipe from the Basic Chicken Marinade (No Guess-Work Cooking by Kim Cahill) and did the fajita meat marinade, which comes out as the following recipe. You can use chicken or steak meat for this.
Fajita Meat Marinade
Chicken Breasts, skinless, boneless 6 0z. each – 6-8 (2-3lbs)
Bone-in Chicken pieces – 4-5 lbs.
Equal amount of steak meat (2-3 lbs depending on size of steaks)
1/4 cup oil
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp. liquid smoke
1 tsp. (2 cloves) garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. garlic, granulated
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. fine pepper
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
Combine all ingredients but the meat. Whisk well and pour over meat. Toss to distribute evenly. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 8-24 hours.
Fry meat until cooked through. Serve in burritos with your choice of toppings. Sour cream, salsa, tomato’s, fried peppers and onions, mushrooms, lettuce and cheese are some of my favorites!
Now for some pictures.
“Disfrutar!” (Spanish for “enjoy!” – I hope I got that right all you Spanish speakers! If I didn’t, let me know!)