Hey there y’all! It is Thursday, and tonight I wanted to share with you one of my favorite ways to make steak fajitas at home.
I’m sure you’re familiar with the famous restaurant chain known as “Chili’s.” If you haven’t and you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of decades, then I’ll tell you what their known for.
Chili’s is known for two things:
Their Presidente Margaritas
While their margaritas are among the best I’ve ever had, their fajitas are a different story. My two favorite cuisines are: Asian and Mexican. I love spicy, hot foods, and while they don’t always like me, it’s nothing a little Zantac can’t fix.
However, Chili’s was one of my favorite spots for my girlfriends and I to meet up at because it was conveniently located close to home, and so their fajitas were one of my favorite menu options.. without the seasoning.
That’s not to say their steak fajitas aren’t good.. they’re just heavily seasoned with lots and lots of sodium!
Sodium is something I try and stay away from if I can, as it causes a lot of bloat and not to mention water retention as it takes away the ability for your kidneys to reduce the water in your body. It also raises your blood pressure due to the extra fluid and extra strain on blood vessels that lead to the kidneys. That’s why it’s always imperative to drink a lot of water after eating something high in sodium to help flush out your system.
Sadly, my days at Chili’s drinking margaritas with my friends are long gone. Not only do I not drink hard liquor hardly ever anymore, but I limit myself from going out to eat for lots of reasons. I enjoy cooking my own food at home, I can be in control of my nutritional content by what’s going in it, and financially, I save money! So for me, it’s a winner winner chicken dinner. Literally.
Besides, making steak fajitas at home is SO easy! It’s done well within an hour, and they are yummy as hell-O!
As you probably already know, fajitas can be made several ways, therefore this recipe can be substituted for a different protein:
Boom! If you don’t have any steak on hand, I just made your life a whole lot easier! AND you don’t even have to use flank steak like everyone says! You can easily swap out NY strip, or even a nice juicy Rib-eye! More cost-friendly options would be sirloin, or eye round steak.
I used eye round steak this particular time. It was on sale, lean, and did the trick! I just sliced it longways, in 1/2 inch strips. Wala! Steak fajitas!
Bell pepper and onion are the only other ingredients you need besides your seasonings. Oh, and your tortillas of course. If you’re on a low carb diet, you can forgo the tortilla altogether, OR you can use the Mission Carb Counter Wraps like I do. There’s only 5 net carbs in each tortilla and they taste just like a regular white flour wrap.
If I’m not carb counting, I’ll use a spinach or a whole wheat wrap, and they’re easy to warm up in the microwave in between pieces of paper towels.
Start by slicing your peppers into strips, as well as your onions and your meat. I usually use a combination of colored bell peppers like orange and yellow, but any color bell pepper will work. I used yellow onions and red and yellow bell pepper for this recipe.
Once I was done cutting everything up, I went ahead and marinated both my veggies and my steak separately, in the low-sodium soy sauce, and the seasonings for about an hour. This gave it enough time to really soak into everything. The longer, the better!
IF by chance you are watching your sodium intake, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos has been a godsend to me while I was on the HCG diet a few years back. It was one of the few ways I could incorporate flavor into my foods. While there is a good amount of sodium in the bottle, there is a relatively small amount in each spray. I recommend this stuff to everyone I know!
You can cook these on the stove or in an electric skillet. I opted for the electric skillet since I was able to fit more in it.
Add your tablespoon of oil and let it heat up over medium heat, or on 350 degrees on the electric skillet. Add your bell peppers and onions and saute them for several minutes, turning them occasionally. Throw in your steak, and cook until your desired temperature. The steak is sliced thin, so it won’t take very long to cook at all.
When you’re done, serve it with homemade guacamole and sour cream or salsa, and wrap it up into a warm tortilla. And there you go! An easy, healthy yet yummy way to make your own steak fajitas at home!
Let me know if you’ve enjoyed this recipe by leaving a comment below, and as always, thanks for reading!