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Friday, October 15, 2010

What Can You Make With Fajitas?

 by Chelsi Woolz


What makes authentic Mexican food so tasty is that it uses a blend of spices to flavour such foods as meats and vegetables. One of the most popular authentic Mexican food dishes are fajitas. Fajitas can be found on just about any menu that features Mexican food. Best of all, the tender meats and vegetables make the perfect healthy dish.

Not only are fajitas tasty and healthy, but they are sensible meal solutions because they can use any combination of meats and vegetables. So what exactly can you make with fajitas? The possibilities are endless, but here are the top 5 fajita recipes that will make every supper a success!

Chicken Fajitas.
Chicken is one of the healthiest meat choices because it is lean and packed with protein. Cut up strips of chicken and marinate them using such ingredients as vinegar, lime juice and olive oil. Add bell peppers and onions for extra flavour. After marinating, sauté the ingredients until the juices run clear. Place the chicken mixture into warm tortilla shells.

Steak Fajitas.
The key to making steak fajitas is to cook the steak just right so that it is juicy and tender. Grill or broil a cut of flank steak along with vegetables such as onions and red and green bell peppers. Sprinkle a tad of chilli powder for added flavour. When finished, slice the steak and vegetables and add them to rice and tortillas.

Beef Fajitas.
Beef is easy to cook with and cost-effective for families. For the leanest beef fajita recipes, choose ground sirloin or lean ground beef. Cook the beef on the stovetop and add a variety of flavourful greens such as onions and bell peppers. Complete the dish by adding fajita seasoning and serving over warm rice.

Shrimp Fajitas.
If you are not a meat eater, shrimp fajita recipes are an excellent choice. Best of all, shrimp goes well with a variety of vegetables. Marinate the shrimp in lime juice and soy sauce and then sauté it in olive oil, adding a tad of chilli powder. Add the shrimp to sautéed vegetables, such as zucchini and red onions. Serve with warm rice and tortilla shells.

Vegetable Fajitas.
Probably the most colourful of the bunch, vegetable fajitas are both tasty and nutritious. The best vegetables to use include red and green peppers, squash and red onions. For a spicy kick, add a dash of cumin and hot salsa. Sauté the vegetables in olive oil and garlic and add them to warm tortillas and white rice.

Fajita recipes are the ultimate authentic Mexican food because of their blend of ingredients that are sure to indulge your taste buds. Fajita recipes can be made complete by serving them with a side of refried beans or black beans, slices of avocado or Pico de Gallo.

The article is written by Chelsi Woolz on the topic of authentic Mexican fajita recipes. Add flavour to your meal by creating a Mexican fiesta that is both healthy and tasty. Get creative with your fajitas recipes but adding a variety of Mexican ingredients.


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