Beef Fajitas, Sopa de ABCs and Beans

December 22, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Posted in Mexican, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Tonight was Mexican night. My son and I love Mexican food. My husband likes it, but not as much as the two of us do. He loves fajitas, though and that’s what I fixed for supper tonight. Along with the fajitas I made Sopa de ABCs and beans.

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Ingredients for fajitas:

one pound of thin-sliced chuck steak

canola oil, enough to coat the meat

Mrs. Salt Fiesta Lime, enough to coat the meat

Combine and let it marinade for about 10 minutes.

You will also need to slice up an onion for frying with the meat.  Heat a package of at least ten tortillas in the oven; I wrap mine in foil and pop them in at 350 degrees F as soon as I start cooking.  By the time I’m ready to get everything on the table, they’re hot.  Go ahead and get the beans into a pot and warmed, too.

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Ingredients for the sopa:

3-4 tbsp. canola oil

one cup of ABC pasta

1 tbsp. onion powder

1 tbsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. salt

one 8 oz. can of tomato sauce

one 14.5 oz can of chicken broth

In a pot, heat the canola oil on HIGH until it begins to shimmer.  Add the ABC pasta and stir around until it browns.

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Keep stirring; add the onion powder and garlic powder and salt.

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When it’s nice and browned, add the tomato sauce.  Be careful – it likes to splatter!  Once it slows down a bit, add the chicken broth.  Cover and let simmer on LOW for about 8 minutes.

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After 8 minutes, take a bite and see if it’s ready.

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While the sopa is simmering, make the meat.  Heat (on HIGH) about three tablespoons of canola oil in deep pan – I use my wok.  When oil is shimmering, add the meat.  Go ahead and add all of the excess oil and flavorings from the marinade.

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Keep the meat on HIGH and stir around, getting all of the pieces nice and brown.

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When the sopa is almost finished, add the sliced onions.

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Stir the onions in and let them get soft and brown.

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Well, if your timing is right, everything should be HOT and ready to go!

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Put the beans into a serving bowl.

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For the fajitas, we like having sour cream, cheddar cheese, guacamole and salsa to add.

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