Everyone in this family loves beef, from traditional meals like Shepherd’s Pie and tasty beef stew to oriental delights and Mexican favourites. One of the meals that I often cook when I want something that’s full of flavour, but also quick and easy to make, is Beef Fajitas. Beef contains eight essential vitamins and minerals including Niacin, B6, B12, Riboflavin, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorous as well as being naturally rich in protein. Having a good source of iron in the diet is really important, as it can help reduce tiredness and fatigue and our health visitor is always telling us about how important it is for children too.
The great thing about Beef Fajitas is that they’re very flexible. My son absolutely loves red peppers, onions and courgettes and these mix very well – but you could also substitute these, or add more, for example replace the courgettes with sweetcorn, or add an extra kick with some jalapeño peppers. The salsa that I use is a mild pre-packaged salsa dip, but again you can change how spicy you like it very easily. It’s a recipe absolutely anyone could make no matter what your cooking skills, and I think would be fun for kids to help make too.
For sauce I drizzled BBQ (half sugar and half salt version) and a bit of garlic sauce as those as the flavours my family loves. You can serve with sour cream, guacamole and whatever sides work best for you, whether that’s some potato wedges, nachos, some spicy rice or simply a side salad.
This is a low cost, healthy family meal packed with goodness and it only takes 15-20 minutes to prepare and cook and will only require one pan on the stove (not much washing up, woohoo!)
Easy to make, tasty beef fajitas that can be modified to suit the family.
- 150 g bell pepper
- 150g g courgette
- 100 g onion
- 200 g salsa
- 4 pieces tortilla wrap
- 1 packet fajita seasoning
- 400 g diced beef steak
Dice beef into small chunks
Fry the vegetables and beef until sizzling and well cooked – approximately 5 minutes
Add the fajita seasoning to the beef and vegetables, stirring until well dissolved
Add the salsa to the pan and stir for a few minutes until hot
Spoon the mix onto tortillas and wrap
Drizzle with sauce to suit
Serve with a side of guacamole, sour cream, nachos, wedges, rice or salad!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Beef Fajita recipe and are going to give it a try with the family soon!
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