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Flavourful Fajitas

By Mousumi ROY

Flavourful Fajitas Recipe: Perfect for a Festive Fiesta

Fajitas are a popular Tex-Mex dish that traditionally consists of grilled strips of meat (usually beef or chicken) and sautéed onions and bell peppers served on warm tortillas with guacamole, sour cream, and shredded cheese.

KOTAI's version of fajitas features a unique blend of spices and flavours, making it a delicious and filling meal option. The recipe provides a hearty and flavourful filling for warm tortillas by combining minced beef with sautéed vegetables, tomato sauce, and salsa. These fajitas are the perfect balance of bold and creamy flavours, topped with guacamole and shredded Gruyère cheese.

Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Sliced onions
  • Bell peppers
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Minced garlic
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Minced beef
  • Tomato sauce
  • Tomato salsa
  • Shredded Gruyère cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

2 servings

Cook: 15 mins

Prep: 15 mins

Moderate

Recipe


Model splitting the avocado into two halves.

Step 1

Securely hold the avocado in one hand and slice lengthwise through the skin and flesh until you reach the pit. Then, gently twist the two halves in opposite directions to separate them. With the pit facing up, tap it lightly with a knife blade until the knife sinks in slightly, then gently twist the knife to remove the pit from the flesh. Next, use a spoon to scoop out the flesh from the skin, or make lengthwise and crosswise cuts with a knife, being careful not to cut through the skin, and then scoop out the diced avocado pieces with a spoon. Finally, transfer the diced avocado to a bowl.

Model is mashing the avocado in a bowl with a fork.

Step 2

Take a fork or a spoon and press it down on the diced avocado pieces, and then start mashing them until you reach the desired consistency. For a chunky texture, mash the avocado less, and for a smoother texture, mash it more.

Model is slicing an onion on KOTAI's bamboo cutting board.

Step 3

Peel the onion using a sharp knife and make thin slices on the cutting board. Add half of the sliced onion to the mashed avocado, and mix well. Reserve the remaining half of the sliced onion for later use. 

Tip: To make a simple and delicious guacamole, mix in chopped cilantro, minced garlic, fresh lime juice, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add these ingredients to the mashed avocado and mix well.

Model is adding chopped bell pepper to the sliced onion in a pan.

Step 4

Start by using a sharp knife to cut off the stem and bottom of the bell pepper, then remove the seeds and membrane. Place each half of the bell pepper on the cutting board with the flat side facing down, and slice it into thin strips from top to bottom using a sharp knife.

Model is adding olive oil to the mixture of chopped bell pepper and sliced onions.

Step 5

Combine the remaining half of the sliced onion with the sliced bell pepper in a pan. Add salt, pepper, and olive oil, and toss the ingredients well.

Model has added minced meat to the previous mixture.

Step 6

Next, add the minced meat (in this recipe, we have used beef) to the pan and continue cooking until the beef is browned and cooked through and the vegetables are tender-crisp.

Model is adding tomato sauce and salsa to the mixture.

Step 7

After the meat is fully cooked, stir in the tomato sauce and salsa and continue cooking for a few minutes while stirring.

The model is spreading the minced beef mixture on the tortillas.

Step 8

Spread the beef and vegetable mixture onto warm tortillas and add any desired toppings. For this recipe, we used guacamole and shredded Gruyère cheese.

Savour the delicious fajitas by wrapping them up!

It's Time to Taste!

In conclusion, fajitas are a delicious and popular Tex-Mex dish that can be easily made at home. By following the simple steps of cutting and cooking the ingredients and seasoning the meat and vegetables with a blend of spices, you can create a flavourful and satisfying filling for warm tortillas. KOTAI's take on fajitas adds its own unique twist with a blend of spices and toppings such as guacamole and shredded Gruyère cheese. Whether you are cooking for family or entertaining guests, fajitas are a versatile and delicious option that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Model is wrapping up the tortillas on KOTAI bamboo cutting board.

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