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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Rotel Fajitas

I am completely obsessed with these fajitas.  I've made them three times in the last three weeks.  They are the best fajitas I've ever made at home.  Seriously!  The fajitas are marinated in a mixture of beer and Rotel tomatoes.  We let the meat marinate overnight to get the most flavor we could in the meat.  I was worried about the beer flavor, but I couldn't taste it once the meat was cooked.  (We used a bottle of Dos Equis beer)

Chicken Legs grilled the skirt steak and I sautéed the onion and pepper on the stove.  The results were fabulous!  They tasted as good, if not better, than any restaurant fajitas.  As I said, we've made these three times; once with beef and twice with chicken.  They were both delicious!  Put these on your menu this week - you won't be disappointed!

Rotel Fajitas
adapted from texmex.net
(Printable Recipe)

1 can (10 oz.) Rotel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
1 cup beer
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 lbs. skirt steak, excess fat trimmed
1 medium onion, sliced 1/4-inch thick
1 medium green bell pepper, sliced
10 eight-inch flour tortillas
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream

Combine the Rotel, beer, lemon juice, oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and black pepper. Place meat in large ziplock bag, pour marinade over meat. Place onions and peppers in ziplock bag, and refrigerate at least 6 hours, overnight if possible.

Remove meat and vegetables from marinade. Grill meat to desired temperature.  Allow to rest 5 minutes and then slice beef across the grain into thin strips.

While the meat is cooking, sauté onions and bell peppers until peppers in some oil until they are tender-crisp, about 10 minutes. Warm tortillas according to package directions.

For each fajita, layer meat, onion and pepper, cheese, sour cream, salsa in the center of the tortilla.

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  1. I just love Fajitas and haven't had them in ages. This recipe sounds so good that I am going to make these.

  2. Fajitas always smell so good. I like them, but have always ordered them without bell pepper.

    That is the one ingredient I just can't make myself like...and tofu...lets not forget it...something about the mouth feel on that one. But, back to the bell pepper. Hate the taste, hate the texture, just plain ol hate it. oops...TMI, I'm sure

  3. Sounds good! What kind of rice did you make to go with them??

  4. Hi Steph,
    These look so delish! Have to try.
    I think you and I have similiar ideas on food photography, getting close in and deleting a lot of the background seems to work well. Great job!
    Thanks for sharing:) Di {CookTheTV}

  5. They look really good! I need to try making them, thank you for sharing!!

  6. Jill - I made the rice from my Pollo Loco recipe -

  7. So the beautiful red chunks in the photo are from salsa, not Rotel tomatoes, which are merely a marinade ingredient and dumped before cooking everything else? Just clarifying, because I really wanna make these!

  8. upchuck - yes, the red in the prepared fajitas is salsa.

  9. We used that recipe for some of the very first fajitas we ever made back after Alexis and I first got married. They were good then and they are good now!

  10. I love fajitas. This recipe sounds amazing. Can't wait to try it. I've never heard of skirt steak, so this will be a learning experience.


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