Tonight we made some delicious fajitas by smoking a flank steak on our Komodo Joe smoker. I made a simple rub with salt, pepper, onion powder, galic powder, cumin, smoked chile powder, and smoked paprika. Really no measurements- just played it by ear. Smoked until the internal temp was 130, then pulled it off and let it rest until 135.
In the meantime, I cooked a half pound of bacon. Then I took it off and cooked down onions, mushrooms, and peppers. The peppers were smoked on the coals first, then sliced and added to the veggies.
Here is the steak resting. Pretty baby!
Let it rest for about 10 minutes or so. So juicy and cooked perfectly medium rare.
Fajita bar! You can have loaded your totillas with steak, beans, rice, veggies, cheese, sour cream, avocado. Unlimited choices. I added all 😉
Apparently Taco Bell is getting rid of this famous dish. I am a secret Taco Bell fan from when I used to be a vegan. Bean Burrito, no cheese, no onion was my order. My husband loves this dish, so he wanted me to make it so he would never lose it. DUH.
He had the idea to steam the shells with the refried beans, taco meat, cheese, and tomatoes on top to melt everything together. 2 layers of whatever you want. I had one with beef and beans. I had one with just beef and cheese. You can do it Double Decker or just one layer. Top with more tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, etc.
I made these a few nights ago. Everyone was super hungry and attacked the pan and gobbled up everything before I could get a picture. I used cut up sirloin from the prepackaged meat section. I also used pre-packaged chopped up veggies in a bag from the produce section. It was a blend with every color of peppers, mushrooms, and onions. I LOVE this marinade, but if you have a packet of pre-made seasoning in the cabinet, use that! You can mix it with a bit of olive oil or water to make a marinade. During this time, you get what you get and you don’t pitch a fit 😉
I also cooked everything in my cast iron skillet, so one it is also a one pan plan! Happy cooking!
The hubby mostly goes to the store now. I usually tell him what to get to go in the direction that I want to cook, but lately I am mostly inclined to say, “Surprise me!” or “Get what you can.” A few days ago he decided he wanted chicken fajitas, so I was excited to cook this yummy meal up.
I used a pre-made fajita spice mix. NBD. I split the mix up with the chicken (5 thighs that I sliced in strips) and the veggies (1/3 onion , 1 red pepper, 1 container of sliced mushrooms, 1 small yellow squash, and 1 small zucchini). I cooked both in different cast iron pans to get a nice char on them, them added them all together at the end once they were both cooked, about 15 minutes.
The family added their favorite toppings; cheese, tomato, lettuce, avocado, salsa, and more cheese 😉 This was a delicious dinner that I think your whole family will love!