Carne Asada Fajitas Assembly Instructions

Carne Asada Fajitas Assembly Instructions

Sara ReillyOctober 20, 2021

Friday Funday, October 20, 2021

Description:

Marinated tender steak, bell peppers and onion in soft flour tortillas with shredded lettuce, shredded cheese and avocado crema. Served with poblano cilantro green rice and frijoles negros, black turtle beans stewed with sofrito.

Contents:

  • 1 pan beans
  • 1 pan rice
  • 1 bag steak 
  • 1 bag veggies
  • 1 bag tortillas
  • 1 bag shredded lettuce
  • 1 bag cheese
  • 1 container avocado crema
  • 1 lime

Directions:

  • Pre heat oven to 375. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water to the pan of rice and recover. Place covered rice and covered beans in oven. After 10 minutes stir beans and recover. Continue cooking 10-20 minute or until both are 165 degrees.
  • These fajitas can be prepared two ways:

Method 1: Heat your pan over medium high heat until a drop of water beads up and sizzles. Add enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan, usually 1-2 tablespoons. Once oil is hot enough to shimmer, not smoke, add veggies. Stir occasionally to achieve good color, then place aside. Heat a little more oil in the pan and add meat without the marinade and turn once caramelized on one side and continue sauteeing until desired degree of doneness.

Method 2: Spread meat (strain out marinade) and veggies out on a sheet pan, in a single layer if possible (on foil for easier clean up, if desired). Roast for 10 minutes, flip then roast for 5 more minutes. Remove pan, put an oven shelf to the top of the oven, turn broiler on high, broil a couple minutes until desired degree of caramelization is reached. Watch closely not to burn.

  • Tortillas can be warmed in the oven, wrapped in foil for the last 10 minutes of cooking time or they could also be wrapped in a towel and heated in the microwave for a minute or two until warm and pliable. Or, if you have are more adventurous and have a gas range, you can try our method of turning the burner on medium low and laying the tortilla on the flame and flipping and tossing over the flame until warm and pliable with a touch of crispness.
  • Cut lime into wedges.

Plating:

  • Build your fajitas on dinner plates by placing steak and veggies in the tortillas and topping with lettuce, cheese and crema as desired. Garnish with lime. This can be done and served ready to go or served family style by making them up as you go at the dinner table.
  • Serve rice and beans on dinner plate next to the fajitas.