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Mexican Beef Fajita

I moved to Kilcock about five years ago and love it here. I am a home economics teacher, and a couple of years ago I returned to college and graduated with a First Class Masters of Science in Food Product Development. I have taught a variety of adult education cookery classes, private cookery and social evening and catered for many an event and dinner party.About two years ago in an attempt to change my lifestyle & diet I embarked on a quest to loose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. To that end I established the brilliant blog - SkinnyLovesFood which I now run with my friend Rhona.It details healthy, low fat, wholesome recipes. I am delighted to return to the OurKilcock team and I hope you enjoy my healthy, wholesome recipes. All queries and requested are welcomed. I love a challenge!!!
Mexican Beef Fajita Posted on October 30, 2009
I moved to Kilcock about five years ago and love it here. I am a home economics teacher, and a couple of years ago I returned to college and graduated with a First Class Masters of Science in Food Product Development. I have taught a variety of adult education cookery classes, private cookery and social evening and catered for many an event and dinner party.About two years ago in an attempt to change my lifestyle & diet I embarked on a quest to loose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. To that end I established the brilliant blog - SkinnyLovesFood which I now run with my friend Rhona.It details healthy, low fat, wholesome recipes. I am delighted to return to the OurKilcock team and I hope you enjoy my healthy, wholesome recipes. All queries and requested are welcomed. I love a challenge!!!
Mmmmmm Fajitas!
Mmmmmm Fajitas!

These beef fajitas are so tasty and ridiculously quick and easy. The depth of heat and intensity can be varied to your own liking but I think this recipe is just right. These fajitas are a great Friday night dinner and an even better sharing meal with friends over a couple of beers. I do feel it is vital to serve the fajitas with sour cream and home made guacamole. Please try to make your own, there is no comparison to that green stuff in a jar they call guacamole. There is a small amount of mince in this recipe which does make it more economical and health conscious so if possible try to get some lean round steak mince from one of our local butchers. Lets utilize our great local resources. Also don’t be afraid to try it with an even more heart healthy turkey mince. I highly recommend the whole wheat tortillas. They are an easy way of incorporating more fibre into our diets and you hardly notice the difference in the flavour. I hope you enjoy and as usual, all feed back is welcomed. Join me next time for the most sumptuous, warming and delicious classic French Beef Bourguignon with creamy mash and green beans. Perfect for our dark and dreary winter evenings.

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • 250g lean minced beef
  • 1 red onion
  • ½ red, green and yellow pepper
  • ½ sachet of fajita seasoning (any flavour or variety)
  • 1 lime
  • Tortillas
  • 100g cheddar cheese (grated)

Sauce

  • 5 tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ red chilli
  • ½ green chilli
  • Salt and pepper

Guacamole

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of mayo
  • ¼ red chilli
  • Salt and pepper

Method

If possible, in advance pour the seasoning over the mince and allow to marinade.

Prepare the guacamole. Cut the avocado lengthways, and twist. Remove the stone and peel the avocado. Mash the avocado with the mayo, chilli, seasoning and a squeeze of lime juice. If you are not using the guacamole for a while expect a little browning. Putting the lime juice and the stone in with the guacamole will slow down this browning.

Peel and slice the onion. Deseed the pepper and thinly slice.

Heat the pan, add 1 tbsp oil and brown off the mince. As it cooks, make the salsa.

Roughly chop the garlic and chilli. In a liquidizer whizz up all ingredients for the sauce. Add the vegetables into the mince and pour in the salsa. Allow to cook out for about 15 mins. Before serving squeeze in some lime juice.

Warm the tortillas for 1 minute in the microwave.

To serve, place the tortilla on the plate. In the centre, longways, place some of the mince mixure, top with sour cream, guacamole, cheese and if desired some crunchy iceberg lettuce. Wrap and enjoy with a cold beer.

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I moved to Kilcock about five years ago and love it here. I am a home economics teacher, and a couple of years ago I returned to college and graduated with a First Class Masters of Science in Food Product Development. I have taught a variety of adult education cookery classes, private cookery and social evening and catered for many an event and dinner party.About two years ago in an attempt to change my lifestyle & diet I embarked on a quest to loose weight and develop a healthier lifestyle. To that end I established the brilliant blog - SkinnyLovesFood which I now run with my friend Rhona.It details healthy, low fat, wholesome recipes. I am delighted to return to the OurKilcock team and I hope you enjoy my healthy, wholesome recipes. All queries and requested are welcomed. I love a challenge!!!