I adore Mexican food. It’s spicy, tasty, and doesn’t required excessive cooking skills. That is probably why in the supermarkets all over the world there are plenty of ready to make kits and stuff to prepare the perfect Mexican dinner: tacos spices, burritos mixes, guacamole jar (yuk) , fajitas sauces .. Have you ever stopped and looked at the ingredient lists? I did, and I confessed that I was pretty disappointed. In the fajitas spice mix the first ingredient -so the majority of the product- guess what? it’s sugar! Accompanied by lots and lots of additives and some isolate vegetables extract. And the same things is constant among the Mexican shelf.
Therefore I decided to prepare my own fajitas sauce and spice mix from scratch. I thought it would be a laborious process. I was wrong. With the help of some good website (Gimmesomeoven.com) and some improvisation, it didn’t took me long at all and the result was so tasty! And I have just used real food. Now, I know that probably if a Mexican reads this recipe will start screaming because doesn’t have much of the traditional fajitas. But, hey, it worked for me. And I hope you will enjoy too
All you need is:
350g beef thinly sliced (or chicken thighs)
1 red capsicum, thinly sliced
1 red onion, thinly sliced
Paprika; Oregano; parsley; chilli powder;
cumin powder pinch of cinnamon
For the sauce
2 tb flour
Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup Tomato passata
1 garlic clove, crushed
For the Guacamole
1 avocado, riped
1 large tomato, riped
Salt and pepper
Wholemeal or corn small tortillas
- For the sauce: in a medium pot, heat oil and flour, stirring constantly, for a couple of minutes. When is nice and creamy, add the tomato passata, then the crushed garlic and the spices (add as much chilli powder as you prefer, I like to make it very spicy) and cook on low heat until it becomes thick.
- For the guacamole: open the avocado and place it in a bowl, squeeze the tomato with your hands and add it to the avocado. Add lime juice, salt and pepper and mix well.
- In a large bowl, mix meat, capsicum, onion and the spices mix with 1 tb olive oil
- Heat a griddle pan over high heat, when hot cook the mixed meat and vegetables in two o three bunches, turning only two times. Set aside
- Now it’s time to build your fajitas: heat a tortilla in oven or microwave (make sure it’s still soft), pour a layer of the sauce, then add the meat and vegetable. Top with guacamole and 1 tb of greek yoghurt. Garnish with some fresh lime juice and eat immediately.