Steak Fajitas for One: My Recipe

Steak fajitas for one
Steak fajitas for one | Source

I love fajitas and make them at home quite often. They are easy to make and they remind me of the great times I have spent with friends at Tex-Mex restaurants. I used to love when they brought the fajitas to you, they would sizzling all the way from the kitchen to your table. There was always the warning not to touch the pan as it was hot. Since then I have been trying to duplicate that experience. While I haven't quite come too close to restaurant quality, I feel I do a pretty good job.

The Short History of Fajitas

Fajitas are thought to have first been eaten by Mexican cowboys in Texas during cattle roundups in the 1930s. Traditionally, they were made with skirt steak which was usually a throwaway piece of meat but any cut of meat is now used, as is chicken and pork; vegetarian and seafood fajitas are also not unheard of. Fajitas have spread beyond far beyond Texas and are in demand around the world. Fajitas are usually served with sour cream, salsa and guacamole; but they are fine with any combination or with nothing at all.

Homemade guacamole
Homemade guacamole | Source

Home Made Guacamole Recipe

  • Whole avocado, mashed
  • 1 teaspoonful of lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoonfuls of tomato salsa or fresh diced tomatoes
  • Chilli powder to taste

Mix everything together in an airtight container and put aside until needed.

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Fajita Recipe

This is an easy recipe, you can basically use whatever you want in your fajitas and the amounts of each ingredient are basically depending on the taste of the individual. You really can't mess it up.

Tools You Need

  • Grill - I used a George Forman indoor grill
  • Small frying pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Plastic spatula

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Green pepper, sliced
  • Diced onions, to taste
  • Sliced mushrooms, to taste
  • Dry fajita sauce, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Cold water
  • 3 Medium flour tortillas
  • 3 teaspoonfuls Guacamole
  • 3 ounces Sliced steak
Sliced steak for fajitas
Sliced steak for fajitas | Source
Steak fajitas with mushrooms, green peppers and onions
Steak fajitas with mushrooms, green peppers and onions | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Three fajitas on medium tortillas

Instructions

  1. I start with a green, red or orange pepper and diced onions and fry them on medium until they are soft; you can add oil but it's really not necessary. Then I sometimes add mushrooms if I have any around.
  2. In the meantime, I put the steak on the heated grill to cook until medium rare.
  3. After the peppers and onions are softened I sprinkle on some dry fajita mix and add some water, I stir it around to mix. I have made my own fajita sauces in the past but nothing tastes as good as pre-mixed sauce; I did make a great one from scratch once but I've forgotten what I used.
  4. When the steak is ready I slice it very thin and then add it to the frying pan with the onions, peppers and mushrooms. I then add more fajita mix and stir it in well.
  5. Then I bring the whole thing to a boil. I next remove the frying pan from the heat and prepare my fajitas.
  6. I take 3 medium-sized flour tortillas and place some of the fajita mixture in the middle, next I add guacamole on top of each and roll them up. Dinner is served. Make sure you always have a napkin or two around because they can be messy.

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ThePracticalMommy 4 years ago from United States

These look great, and so easy to make! I've never seen a recipe for guacamole with lemon juice in it; I've always used lime juice. I'll have to try lemon juice and see if there is a difference.

Voted up! :)


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littlemarkiesmom 4 years ago from The hot, humid South

Oh yum!!!! We love fajitas! :)


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Fullerman5000 4 years ago from Louisiana, USA

This looks amazing and I am excited to try this out. I was just saying today, no lie, that I am ready for some fajitas. I love steak fajitas. I also like to use chicken and shirmp to switch things up. Thanks for sharing. Voted useful and up.


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robie2 4 years ago from Central New Jersey

I love fajitas too and a recipe for one is just what I need--Thanks UW. What a good idea. Voting up.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Fab hub Susan! I saw this on Pinterest last night and repinned! Fajitas are fun to make and eat.


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Uninvited Writer 4 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario Author

I usually only warm my tortillas up if they are on the verge of going stale.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota

My dinner is not quite ready and my mouth is watering from this great fajita recipe. Do you warm your tortilla's? Some people like the tortilla warm, while others don't mind room temp. Thanks also for the easy guacamole recipe. I am writing this down and putting it in my recipe box. Thanks for sharing.

BTW-I shared this on twitter and hubpages.


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Sally's Trove 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Beautiful and it looks so easy. Interesting about the fajita history, too. Thanks for another great cooking-for-one recipe and the super photos.


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emilybee 4 years ago

Yum, these look so good!! I love homemade guacamole, too! Will make these soon!

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