This morning I realized we had a few things in the fridge that needed to be cooked soon or we’d have to toss them. We had a green pepper, onion, steak tips and mushrooms. Fajitas it is!
I looked in the pantry and we had some Old El Paso fajita seasoning mix, which is super convenient, but unfortunately the ingredients list was less than ideal so I decided to make my own seasoning mix. I expected the result to be less flavorful than the Old El Paso version, but I was pleasantly surprised – the fajitas were great! Here’s the recipe:
Seasoning mix (this makes enough to store and use later):
- 4 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder*
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon**
*I didn’t have any onion powder so I used 1/2 tsp onion salt
**This was a total accident. I grabbed the cinnamon by mistake, but it turned out great. Sometimes you just have to go with it!
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and then store in airtight container.
- 4 tsp seasoning mix
- 1 lb meat of choice
- 1 green pepper chopped into bite size pieces
- 1 onion sliced into thin strips
- 1/2 package of sliced mushrooms
Heat a pan with your fat of choice (olive oil, walnut oil, coconut oil, butter). Cook the meat until desired doneness. I used steak tips and cooked them until brown on the outside and slightly pink in the middle. While your meat is cooking start another pan with your chopped veggies (You don’t have to cook the veggies separately, but I find that everything cooks a little better when its not crammed into one pan).
Add 2 tsp of seasoning mix to the veggies and 2 tsp to the meat and mix well. Once the veggies start to soften up, add to the meat and mix well.
Place mixture on a plate and top with a fried egg. I prefer to cook the egg over medium so the yolk runs down over the meat mixture – delicious!