Fast Fajitas & Southwestern Salad {Oh My!}

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This is one of those times when I can’t manage to get a photo of a fabulous meal before everyone digs in and starts dishing out the compliments.  Do you have boys in your house?  Well, mine go on and on about how wonderful the food is so I make it again…and more of it, of course.

This is one of our new favorites…Fast Fajitas & Southwestern Salad! It will make you look like you know what you’re doing in the kitchen, that’s for sure.  I took the liberty of kicking it up a notch from the original recipe and I love the way it turned out.

Fast Fajitas

  • 1 pound of beef strips
  • 1 pound of chicken strips
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 envelope fajita seasoning mix, divided
  • 3 small tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
  • 12 {6-inch} fajita-size flour tortillas, warmed

Slice and cook the onions and peppers with vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.  Cook for about 10 minutes or until the peppers are soft and the onions are clear.  Sprinkle with a tsp. of the seasoning mix and remove them from the heat.

I cooked the beef and chicken strips together in the same pan with the rest of the fajita seasoning and a dash of salt and pepper.  Once the meat is all cooked, just add the tomato wedges and cook for 3-5 minutes .

Toss the peppers and onions back in the pan and toss it all together…yum!  Serve with warm tortillas.

Southwestern Salad

  • 2 packages sweet butter lettuce
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican four-cheese blend
  • 1 can Mexican-style corn, drained
  • 1-2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 4 cups blue corn tortilla chips, coarsely crushed

Here’s the easy part…combine everything but the chips together and toss.  Gently stir in the chips just before serving to keep them nice and crunchy.

Tim likes to add this salad in his fajita and I just make one big salad for myself.  It’s flexible to keep everyone in the house happy!

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I found this great recipe in this awesome book and I have to say it is my new favorite cookbook!  There are lots of easy and yummy recipes that work great for entertaining.  We’ve made Fast Fajitas & Southwestern Salad twice and I plan to make it for guests someday soon.

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Try it and let me know what you think!