Thursday, May 28, 2009

Fajita Fiesta


This was a very adapted shared meal with my friend Jen's family. Originally this was to be just a meal for our family on Sunday. My oldest who is 4 really wanted to play with his best friend (Jen's son Josh). So I thought, why not? and invited them over for supper. The only drawback was realising that I only had one pack of wraps (6) and I was now feeding 8. I did NOT want to go to the grocery store on a Sunday. It's crazy! I had no desire to stand in a huge line up just for wraps. I stopped by the bread outlet instead and while they didn't have any wraps in, they did have pita bread, so we used that instead. It actually ended up working better for the kids as all the filling didn't fall out of their wraps (which is what usually happens.

Here's all the fixin's

Beef - I had cut a large piece of steak meat into strips the day before. I put the beef strips into a ziplock back. I then took a Fajita seasoning pack and sprinkled it all over the beef. I added about a half cup of water and mixed it all together. I sealed the bag and refrigerated it to use the next day. I just pan fried the beef until cooked through. I had wanted to BBQ grill it but it was pouring out.

Veggies - I cut a large onion and one and a half red peppers into thin strips. I used the leftover marinade from the beef to saute into the veggies. I cooked them until the veggies were softened.

Beans - 2 cans of beans in tomato sauce into a casserole dish. Hand blend it until relatively smooth. Grate 1/2 cup of cheese into it. Sprinkle in a few tbsp of Tex-Mex seasoning. Mix it all together and cook it in the microwave for 5 minutes. I usually use one can of beans and tomato sauce and one can of kidney beans (well drained and rinsed) but I didn't have kidney beans on hand. You can also sub in one packet of taco seasoning for the Tex-Mex seasoning.

Guacamole - I used my own recipe found here

Sour Cream

Salsa

Grated Cheese

Heated Whole Wheat wraps and pita bread

Multigrain tortilla chips

14 comments:

Lissaloo said...

Yummers, I am craving me some mexican food now :)

Chow and Chatter said...

great idea to use pita looks tasty

Katy ~ said...

Kristen, this sounded like fun.

I do like the idea of the pita pockets. I think we'll adopt that too as we don't always use the pockets up so this would be another terrific use for them.

Good meal and I'll bet very satisfying as well as delicious.

Lara said...

We're always eating burritos and fajitas and we're always making a huge giant mess with them. I like the idea of the pita pockets, especially for the kids!

Katherine Aucoin said...

The pitas were sheer genius. What a wonderfully delicious and fun dish!

girlichef said...

yum, yum, yum, yum...delicioso!

teresa said...

Mmmm, this looks fantastic!

Chef E said...

Sounds like we had similar ideas on eats lately...love me some fajitas, but I could not find flank on MD, so I went with brisket tacos...like the pita, and again we are on similar wave lengths...

burpandslurp said...

aaah!! I should have just come to your house for fajitas! I had my first fajitas in Chili's, and I thought they were so bad! but yours look amazing! I love pitas!
and thanks for joining our warm fuzzies game! :-)

Donna-FFW said...

Pita pocket fajitas brilliant! Love the idea,and kids will have fun doingit this way, another bonus!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Excellent food, shared with friends, what could be better?

Mommy Gourmet said...

That is brilliant. Really. I going to try that with my son. He gets very frustrated when his tortilla falls apart!!

zoe said...

I love these kinds of dinners...mexican food is so easy to throw together in a pinch. I like the bean and tomato sauce idea.

Bunny said...

I love fahitas but have never tried them homemade, I will bookmark this to try. This is perfect for the summer!