It has been strange weather recently. There are torrential downpours one minute, lovely warm sunshine…
I love Mexican food, it is so easy to make and tasty. I have been experimenting quite a bit recently with different Mexican dishes, from Mexican party food for Cinco de Mayo and a lovely filling Mexican Chilli beef. One Mexican dish I do love is fajitas. I really like the way you can cook the meat, wrap it in a fajita and then add lots of different toppings to suit you. I usually have a range of different salad ingredients, salsa, sour cream and other toppings in dishes so everyone can add what they want.
Normally when I make fajitas I buy the ready made kits that contain everything. Recently Old El Paso got in touch and asked me if I would try their range of separates. These are not kits but a range of sauces, totillas, condiments and spice mixes that allow you to bring Mexican flavour to your meals in your own way. In order to test them out I decided to try making Beef Fajitas with Guacamole Salsa.
Normally when I make fajitas I use chicken. Chicken fajitas are an ideal way to use up left over chicken from a Sunday roast and are really quick to make. Beef fajitas are just as tasty however and make a nice change. To make the fajitas I used three products from the Old El Paso range, tortillas, sour cream topping and garlic and paprika seasoning mix.
The beef was cut into thin stips and marinaded in a mix of the Old El Paso garlic and paprika seasoning mix, lime juice and honey. This made a very rich and tasty sauce. So tasty that my son commented that he really liked the sauce. Normally when I make fajitas I just use the spice straight from the packet but will definitely start combining it with other things in future. The beef was fried with red and yellow peppers and the marinade and was ready to put in the fajitas.
To top the fajtias I made salsa. I chopped up tomatoes, avocado and red onion, mixed them together and added lime juice. This made a quick and easy topping that perfectly complemented the beef fajitas.
When topped with the Old El Paso sour cream topping the result was really tasty. I will definitely be looking at using these standalone Mexican products in future, it gives much more scope for experimentation.
Beef Fajitas with Guacamole Salsa
- 1 old el paso garlic and paprika garlic seasoning mix
- 3 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- 500 g beef sirloin steak
- 1 tsp oil
- 1 large onion
- 2 red/yellow peppers
- 8 Old El Paso supersoft flour tortillas
- 1 bottle Old El Paso cool sour cream topping
- 1 medium tomato
- 1 avocado
- 2 tbsp red onion
- 2 tsp lime juice
- Combine the taco seasoning mix with the lime juice and honey in a baking dish.
- Cut the beef into strips and add to the baking dish. Stir and leave to marinade for 15 minutes at room temperature.
- To make the salsa, peel the avocado remove the stone and chop into pieces. Peel and chop the onion and chop the tomato. Combine in a bowl with the lime juice.
- Heat the oil in a pan. Add the beef and marinade and cook until done. Remove from pan and leave to rest.
- Add the red pepper and onions to the pan and cook until soft.
- Place the beef back in the pan and cook for one minute.
- Warm the tortillas in the microwave for 45 seconds.
- Add the beef to the middle of each tortilla, top with salsa and sour cream.
I was sent the Ol El Paso ingredients in order to make the recipe but my opinions are my own