Well, all of you who know me know that I have (among many others) 2 failings which caused this title: first, I don't grill foods, because I don't like black lines, and second, I don't like to follow directions. So, having come up with this brilliant (?) program for Saturday night dinner, the only thing remaining was to find a recipe and not follow it! Brilliant, right? Well, "Fajita" is kinda fun to say, isn't it? So, here's my version of a food everyone else seems to love, and no one has ever seen done this way!
MARJIE'S SORTA FAJITAS
5 pounds steak, cut into 1/4" thick strips
2 onions, minced
2 tbsp minced garlic
3 tomatoes, diced small
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tbsp cayenne
some olive oil
Cut the steak into strips, pour the lime juice over it, and let it sit for a while. In my case, since I came up with this program about an hour before dinner, it wasn't long. Pour olive oil in the bottom of a big pan, and heat until pretty hot. Add the onion, garlic and tomato, and saute until the veggies are softened. Add the meat, and cook about 2 minutes, until it's done. Pour the lime juice over the whole mess, stir it in, and serve with tortillas. Offer sour cream as an optional extra. Heck, you can even add green peppers for color, if you like, but peppers don't darken my doorstep (allergy).
So there you have it. Sorta Fajitas. Well, it'll work for you if it's raining or winter, won't it? And I had to go back and cook another 2 pounds of meat to soothe the starving beasts, so it turns out that it must have tasted pretty good!