Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with friends with these fabulous Steak Fajitas Three Ways. Choose one, choose them all, your guests will love them.
I didn’t eat a lot of Mexican food growing up, but that certainly changed once I moved to Oklahoma. Just like that, I now eat Mexican food as often as I can. The flavors, the bold and vibrant colors, and all of the mouthwatering options just can’t be beat. I also love to entertain, and Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate with friends. So I am very excited to partner with Old El Paso, and to share a delicious recipe with you!
I love fajitas, and so does everyone I know. I mean, how can you not?! It’s hard to beat the combination of veggies and protein, and there’s nothing like the gorgeous scent of sizzling fajitas. I almost always go steak with fajitas, but I’ve shared some mouthwatering vegetable fajitas with my vegetarian parents. Fajitas are such a great way to feed a crowd, but I’ve never been able to quite duplicate the unmistakable presentation of restaurant-style fajitas at home. But that’s okay, because there’s more than one way to tackle them.
We have 3–yes THREE–Wal Mart locations in my small hometown, so I never have to go far to stock up on Old El Paso
I love the Taco Boats! Mini or regular, flour tortilla or even whole wheat. Choose your favorite, or take home some of each.
Can’t decide what type of tacos to get? Hard or soft, regular or bold? Old El Paso provides you with all the options, and in a variety of flavors. You can even get a whole kit in one box, so all you need to add is the filling.
Sure, you can make your own enchilada sauce or even refried beans, but sometimes you need an instant option. Old El Paso comes to the rescue, with a variety of options for both
My original plan before I even hit the store was steak fajita quesadillas. But there are so many Old El Paso products to choose from, and I went into my “I can’t decide what to make” mode, so I bought a variety of products.
What’s better than one Steak Fajitas recipe? Three Steak Fajitas recipes, of course!
Steak Fajitas Quesadillas, Steak Fajitas Taco Boats, and Steak Fajitas Tacos are on this year’s Cinco de Mayo celebration menu. Your guests can choose their favorite, mix and match, or even try all 3. I also love the versatility, as you can switch up the protein, and each of these Steak Fajitas dishes are easy to eat
Restaurant-style fajitas typically feature yellow onions and green bell peppers. But since I’m doing a twist on the traditional, I decided to use red, yellow and green bell peppers, with red onions. I couldn’t resist the gorgeous color combination, and I love the subtle sweetness of yellow and red peppers.
This was my first time to use the Taco Boats, and I created Steak Fajitas taco salads
The Taco Boats come in 2 sizes; I used the large, but the mini boats would work very well for a bite-sized portion. It’s still not very big, and 2 boats is a perfect serving. I lightly toasted the boats for a touch of golden color, but you can choose to warm them in the microwave as well.
I always have Stand and Stuff Taco Shells in my pantry. These are a game-changer, because you don’t have to hold them until you’re ready to eat. I drizzle the Steak Fajitas tacos with the taco sauce; I prefer medium, because it adds a subtle hint of kick.
Last but certainly not least, my Steak Fajitas quesadillas.
I love the combination of steak, veggies and cheese all melted between Flour Tortillas. Finishing the Steak Fajitas Quesadillas in a skillet results in a golden brown, crunchy crust that pairs beautifully with the tender meat and vegetables.
I hope I inspired you to make your own Cinco de Mayo celebration with Old El Paso. Be creative, be inspired, and enjoy!!
- 12 ounces Steak fajita meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 red onion, sliced thinly
- 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
- 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced thinly
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced thinly
- 1 avocado, peeled, seeded and diced
- 1/2 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup Mexican shredded cheese
- Old El Paso Taco Boats
- Old El Paso Stand and Stuff Tacos
- Old El Paso Flour tortillas
- 1 Tablespoon fajita seasoning
- Cilantro, lime and green onions, for garnish
- 2 teaspoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 cup green leaf lettuce, shredded
- Add onions and bell peppers to large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon fajita seasoning, and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Saute until soft, 10-15 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside
- Add steak to same skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon fajita seasoning, and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Saute until warmed through, 7-10 minutes
- Follow the instructions on the box to warm the taco boats and/or Stand and Stuff tacos. Fill with steak, vegetables, and your favorite toppings
- FOR QUESADILLAS: Spray a medium skillet with nonstick spray. Lay one tortilla on skillet, and add steak, vegetables and cheese. Top with one tortilla. Turn heat to medium, and place another smaller skillet on top to weigh down quesadilla. Cook for about 5 minutes, until bottom is golden brown. Using large spatula, turn quesadilla. Cook for another 4-5 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from skillet, cut into quarters