The Holiday Blues Spicy Skirt Steak Fajitas

Ho ho ho. Yes, it's that time of year when the snow is falling, the lights are all sparkly, and most of the Christmas shopping is done.  Nothing remains except to select the perfect tree and get all the ornaments down from the loft.  But if you are feeling glum and stressed because you HAVEN"T done the shopping and now the streets are slippery and soggy from the snow, and the house is a total mess, or because maybe you don't have an extra $150 to spend on a that fabulous tree.....then what  I suggest is to make this cheerful dinner of steak fajitas for your family....and then get them to do all the cleaning and shopping and decorating - it's only fair, especially after the year I've had...

1 yellow onion
1 red pepper
Hot sauce
1/2 tsp Smoked Spanish Paprika
Worcestershire  sauce
red wine
salt and pepper
Simmer and reduce until it forms a glaze

 Skirt steak rub:
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tblsp brown sugar
pepper & salt

1 cup white Rice
diced onion & red pepper
1/2 cup green peas or diced green pepper
Chicken cube

1 can black beans, drained
1 clove garlic, minced
salt to taste
(heat these altogether at the last minute)

grated Cheddar cheese
chopped tomato and lettuce
sour cream or plain yogurt

soft corn Tortilla wraps, 1 or 2 per person

Slice the onion and red pepper, and saute in olive oil and , reserving 1/4 cup of each to dice up for the rice.

Saute in olive oil
add 2 tbls hot sauce
splash of Worcestershire sauce


Saute diced onion and red pepper in a separate pot for the rice
Add 1 cup rice
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup peas (or green pepper)


Rub the steak with the spices and sugar


Grill the steak on the grill until nice and charred on the outside, but rare on the inside - (you can tell how it's cooked it is by pushing on it - the softer it is, the rarer it is)
Let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing
Add quickly to the onion and pepper mixture you made
Stir to cover in the sauce but don't cook anymore


Meanwhile the rice should be done - stir to mix the vegetables

Serve with the grated cheese, chopped tomato, sour cream on the side.... and let everyone roll their own fajitas


She may not know it yet, but she will soon be in the holiday spirit!


Do you have any good suggestions about how to beat the holiday blues?

1 comment:

  1. LOVED the idea to zippy up the taste of rice with a few little tastey additions!