BEEF FAJITAS & GUACAMOLE

One of the most amazing meals that looks sophosticated yet it literally takes 20 minutes in the kitchen is fajitas.

Creating a restaurent style Mexican fiesta is a ritual at home; minimum effort & delicious food besides who doesn’t love fajiats & guacamole?

I shared with you the recipe for chicken fajitas before & today I am sharing the recipe for beef fajiats. It’s almost the same as the chicken recipe but with some changes in the marinade to give more flavor to the meat.

A real deal Mexican fiesta prepared at the comfort of your own home & guaranteed to please everyone!

BEEF FAJITAS & GUACAMOLE

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 500 gm thinly sliced beef fillet
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 tbsp worcesterchire sauce
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp vinegar خل
  • salt & pepper

For the Guacamole:

  • 2 medium ripe avocado mashed
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • handful chopped cilantro كسبرة خضراء
  • juice of 1/2 lemon or more to taste
  • salt to taste
To Serve:
  • tortilla bread
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • sour cream كريمة حامضة

Directions:

  • In a small bowl, toss the meat with paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, worcesterchire sauce, lemon juice, salt & pepper. If you have time, cover & put in the fridge for 1 hour up to overnight. If you don’t have time, you can use it immediately.
  • Heat a large non stick pan over high heat until very hot. Add 1 tbsp olive oil & sear the colored peppers & onion for about 3-5 minutes, tossing frequently, until nicely charred at the edges. Season with salt & pepper. Remove & set aside.
  • Still on high heat, add the remaining oil & sear the meat for 30-40 seconds on each side until the edges are nicely caramelized. DON’T overcrowd the pan & DON’T keep flipping the meat so that it doesnt release its water & start boiling. Remove & set aside.
  • Add the vinegar to the pan & QUICKLY with a wooden spoon, release all the bits & pieces stuck at the bottom of the pan. Move very quickly as the vinegar will evaporate in a second.
  • Turn off heat. Return the meat & veggies to the pan & toss with the remaining vinegar & all the bits & pieces left in the pan.
  • Cover the pan & let the flavors blend together until you prepare the guacamole.
  • To make the guacamole: In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Season with lemon juice & salt to taste.
  • Serve the beef fajitas with sour cream, guacamole, grated cheddar & warm tortilla.

Notes:

  • The cut of meat I use is beef fillet عرق فلتو & it cooks very quickly so please follow the cooking instructions otherwise the meat will be tough.
  • For the step by step video, check my instagram account.

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