Dessert: Homemade Fajitas

Servings: 6 fajitas

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 3 red or green peppers, cut into thin strips
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • About 1 pound (454 grams) thin steak, cut into strips
  • ½ packet (about 2 teaspoons) taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cups lettuce, cut into shreds
  • ¼ cup tomato salsa
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 medium-sized tortillas, preferably whole grain

Directions for Preparation

  1. Put 1 tablespoon of oil, onion & peppers into a large frying pan. On medium heat, fry until soft. Set aside.
  2. Sprinkle the sliced steak with the taco seasoning.
  3. In the same frying pan, add another tablespoon of oil & fry the steak until cooked. No longer than 5 minutes.
  4. In separate bowls, set out on the table the cooked vegetables, the lettuce, the salsa, the lettuce & the steak.
  5. Let family members make their own fajitas by placing the filling on a tortilla, top with cheese, and fold or roll it.

Fajitas are soft-shelled, healthier version of hard-shelled tacos. Kids especially love fajitas because they can choose their own toppings & can eat them with their hands. This recipe can easily be doubled and you can switch the steak with 1 pound of ground meat. If using ground meat, cook well and add ¼ cup of water and the taco seasoning in the last five minutes of cooking.

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