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easy mexican stir fry tacos (a la leftovers)

14 Nov

Last week, Charlie and I headed down to his mom’s house in Zapata for an engagement party that she threw for us. We got there Wednesday night and were able to spend some good quality time with her before everyone started arriving for the weekend.

The party was on Saturday night, so we had a good three days to relax and prepare. Wouldn’t you know that I woke up at 5:00 am Saturday morning with the most intense stomach virus I’ve ever had in all of my 26 years. I literally threw up all day! My parents came to get me and took me to their hotel room so I wouldn’t be in the way (see: infecting everyone I came in contact with), and I slept until 4:00 pm. When I woke up, I was able to stand and walk (huge improvement) so I mustered up every bit of strength that I had left and got ready for our party. I don’t know how I did it, but I managed to stay from 6:30-11:30!! Pretty impressive. Did I eat? No. Did I drink? No. Did I stand for 5 hours without passing out or throwing up? Hell yes I did! I was so so thankful to Charlie’s mom for everything she did for us and I just wouldn’t have been able to stand it if I had to miss out. The set up was gorgeous and her backyard was the perfect backdrop!

Party Set Up (pre-guests)

 

With my sister and brother 🙂 Don’t I look awesome? Not pale at all!

The party was a success and I’m so glad I was able to be there! Wouldn’t have missed it for the world!

I ended up staying home from work on Monday as I was still feeling pretty crappy, but by Tuesday I was feeling a bit better. Better…but not well enough to make a meal from scratch. Plus, we’d been out of town for five days and had almost nothing in our refrigerator. Luckily, God bless her, Charlie’s mom had sent us home with a TON of leftover fajita meat from the party. Charlie and I brainstormed for about 15 seconds and then decided to just throw some shit in a pan and see how it turned out. I didn’t take many pictures, because I really had extremely low hopes for this one….TOO BAD IT TURNED OUT AMAZING!!

Easy Mexican Stir Fry Tacos (a la leftovers)

Makes about 5 Stir Fry Tacos

2 cups prepared white rice

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 cup diced beef fajita (already cooked)

1/2 cup diced chicken fajita (already cooked)

1/4 cup diced onion

1/4 cup oaxaca cheese, crumbled

Elvis Cayenne Hot Sauce (you can use any hot sauce, but this is our FAVORITE! You can get it here)

Adobo seasoning

lime juice

1 avocado

tortillas

In a pan, add the olive oil. Heat over medium temp until warm. Add the onion and sautee until golden. Add beef and chicken fajita, and sprinkle with Adobo seasoning. Add the Elvis Hot Sauce & oaxaca cheese crumbles. Stir until warmed through. Add the rice and stir until warm. Slice your avocado and place in a tortilla, fill with stir fry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and add more hot sauce to taste. Add some lime juice and ka-chow! You’re ready to eat.

It doesn’t look like much… but we cleaned the pan with a fork. It was awesome! You can add a bunch of different ingredients to this and I think it will always turn out pretty good. You can’t really go wrong with meat, cheese, rice and hot sauce! Enjoy!

street tacos

13 Jun

Our AC went out. If you happen to live anywhere near us (south Texas), you know that AC is imperative to survival during our blistering summers. So here I sit, in my bathing suit, chugging ice water and sitting directly under the ceiling fan…waiting for help to arrive! Seriously, our house feels like the fires of Hell.

Needless to say, cooking last night was absolutely miserable. I vaguely remember telling Charlie that I wanted to kill him with my bare, sweaty hands. Luckily, these tacos came out amazing and were totally worth it!

    Street Tacos

1.5 lbs of skirt or flank steak
1 cup of orange juice
1/2 Tbs minced garlic
Adobo seasoning
sea salt and pepper
tortillas (most people like corn, I personally despise corn tortillas. I used flour)

Topping:
chopped onion
chopped cilantro
crumbled queso fresca
sliced avocado
fresh squeezed lime juice

First let me say, the traditional way to make these is on the grill. However, it’s the NBA finals, and we don’t have an outdoor TV…so…

Cut the steak into thin strips. Place it in a bowl or a ziploc bag and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and Adobo. Pour the orange juice over the steak and add the garlic. Cover and place in the refrigerator for a few hours.

Once you’re ready to start cookin’, heat up a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the steak strips in the skillet and cook til brown.

Warm up the tortillas and fill them with steak. Top with chopped onion, cilantro, and crumbled queso fresca. Squeeze lime slices over the top and you’re done! Enjoy!

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