Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Recipe for Sandra Day O'Connor

There is nothing that Alex and I love more than a good taco night. I'm not sure whether it's the ability to create your own dinner right there at the table, or the delicious Tex-Mex favors that make it a favorite dinner every time. Last week, we decided to switch it up a little and try our hand a fajitas.

We had some Omaha Steak steak tips buried in the back of our freezer, some oaxaca cheese from a previous recipe, and some chipotle salsa on hand. Tossed together these made one delicious and filling dinner.

Do you have Tex-Mex themed dinners? What's your go to dish?

Classic Beef Fajitas
Makes 2 Servings
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb sirloin steak tips
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Pinch of mild chili powder
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Pinch of ground cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup of oaxaca cheese, grated
  • 1 cup of chipotle salsa
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 avocado, diced


Combine the meat, lime juice, chili powder, paprika, ground cumin, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the onions and the garlic and sauté until lightly browned and tender. Add the meat and brown on all sides. Turn the temperature down to low and add beef broth.

Simmer until the meat is cooked through. While the meat is cooking, warm the tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat. Wrap in tin foil or place in a tortilla warmer to keep warm. Set out cheese, salsa, sour cream, and avocado.

When meat is cooked through, transfer to a serving dish using a slotted spoon. Serve with warm tortillas.

Assemble as desired.


  1. Yummy! We are doing fish tacos tomorrow. I think the toppings are my favorite part :)

  2. I tend to make chicken for tacos or quesadillas in the slow cooker a lot! This looks like a great recipe to add to the rotation.

  3. Thanks ladies! I think the toppings are my favorite part too, which is good since Alex hates "stuff."

  4. I miss taco nights with you.... thinking about it makes me feel like making Mexican tonight!