Sunday, February 6, 2011

Will They Eat This? -- Super Bowl Edition


Superbowl Sunday presents all sorts of challenges. Sometimes you need portable food to take to a party, other times you are hosting and have to make something that will work with all the chips an dips that others will bring.

For the Vestermarks this year, we were laying low and having our own little celebration. Neither team really sets our world on fire, so we're just cheering for whoever seems to be winning.

So, what are we eating? Steak Fajita Burritos (a twist on the recipe I put up for Cinco de Mayo last May) with home made guacamole. Yumm-and-a-half! But whether you are staying home or going out to party with friends, this meal is great to cook up, pack up and take along.

Guacamole

3 ripe avocados
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Pit the avocados and place the chopped avocado fruit in a food processor; add the remaining ingredients, pulse to the consistency you like. Some people like it chunky, other like it creamy (creamy is our preference)

Steak Fajita Burritos

The Steak

2 lbs London Broil
3 tbs olive oil
2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried cilantro

Slice raw London Broil into paper thin strips on the bias (slant your knife on a 45 degree angle toward the board); In a Ziploc bag, place thinly slice meat, 1 tbs olive oil and all the dry ingredients, mix well; In a large skillet, heat remaining oil and stir-fry the meat until done to your liking (we like ours med-rare) -- this takes only a couple of minutes since the meat is so thin.


Peppers & Onions

1 tbs olive oil
2 lrg sweet onions
3 med. sized green peppers

In a separate skillet over medium/high heat, add onions and peppers; allow to cook until onions and peppers are tender, about 5-7 min.


What you'll need to make and top your Steak Fajita Burritos:

Burrito sized tortillas
Cooked Steak, Peppers & Onions
Shredded Cheddar or Cheddar/Colby Jack Cheese Blend
Picante Sauce
Guacamole
Sour Cream

Warm Tortilla shells, add a generous portion of steak, peppers and onions; top with cheddar cheese, picante sauce, guacamole and sour cream; wrap your fajita like a burrito and enjoy!



The Stats:

6 out of 6 ate these Fajita burritos

The Verdict:

I love to mix up this recipe by using different toppings,  cuts of beef and playing with the seasonings. Fajitas are by far a favorite in our family.

Remember: Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. (Lk 6:21)

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