Cinco De Mayo has become one of those celebrations in America that revolves around a good time. Similar to St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve embraced a celebration brought to this country by people who immigrated here and now we integrated it into our own annual festivities. This is especially true with the food and drink aspects. With this being a Mexican holiday by origin there’s a lot of different directions you can take with the food. I prefer to go simple and deliciously straightforward with fajita tacos and some chips and guacamole. Pair this with an ice cold Mexican beer and sit back to appreciate another wonderful cultural heritage brought to us by our neighbors to the south.
Outlaw Steak and Chicken Fajitas Tacos
- 1 large red bell pepper, cored, seeded, sliced into thin strips
- 1 large white onion, peeled, sliced into thin strips
- 1 1-2 lbs. skirt steak or flank steak
- 2 chicken breasts
- canola oil
- flour tortillas
- J. Brady’s-The Outlaw Shake
- Sour Cream (optional)
- J. Brady’s Outlaw Guacamole (optional)
Directions: Rub both the steak and chicken breasts with 1 tsp. canola oil each and season with 1-1/2 Tbsp J. Brady’s-The Outlaw Shake and let sit and marinate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet of medium high heat. Once hot, put the peppers and onions in the skillet without any oil. Cook the peppers and onions for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until blistered and softened. Add 1 Tbsp. of canola oil to the peppers and onions and lower heat to medium low for another 5 minutes. Heat a gas or charcoal grill outside. Once hot (medium high heat) add chicken and steak to grill. Cook steak to medium rare-medium and chicken breasts to medium (no pink, all white) and remove both to a plate to rest for 5-10 minutes. Put flour tortillas on the grill after it’s turned off to heat up. Slice steak in small strips against the grain and chicken into thin (1/4”) slices. Serve peppers/onions along with the steak in chicken on a large platter family style along with the tortillas, guacamole, and sour cream. Dig in!