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Flavourful Fajitas

By Mousumi ROY

Portion(s) : 2

Cooking time: ±15 min

Preparation time: ±15 min

Difficulty: moderate

Discover our recipe for gourmet fajitas, ideal for an evening with friends!

Fajitas, an emblematic Tex-Mex dish, are an explosion of flavor! Usually made up of thin strips of grilled meat (often beef or chicken), sautéed onions and peppers, all wrapped in warm tortillas topped with guacamole, crème fraîche and grated cheese.

Our version of fajitas has an unprecedented blend of spices and flavors, offering a feast that's both delectable and nourishing! This generous recipe is bursting with exquisite fillings, where minced beef blends harmoniously with sautéed vegetables, a tangy tomato sauce and a spicy salsa. These fajitas embody the subtle balance between bold and creamy flavors, enhanced by hints of creamy guacamole and grated cheese, offering an unforgettable taste experience.

Ingredients required:

  • Minced beef (± 250 gr)
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 peppers
  • Tomato sauce (± 250 g)
  • Picante salsa sauce (± 250 g)
  • Grated Emmental cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Time to prepare the fajitas!

Discover the different stages of our recipe for gourmet fajitas in the photos below, and watch our video tutorial at the end of the article!

Model splitting the avocado into two halves.

Step 1: Preparing the guacamole.

Let's start our recipe by preparing the guacamole.

Take a long knife such as a Gyuto and hold an avocado firmly in your second hand; cut it lengthwise until you reach the pit. Turn the two halves in opposite directions to separate them. Then tap the exposed pit with the blade of the knife until it sinks in slightly, and turn gently to separate the pit from the flesh of the avocado.

Using a paring knife, make cuts lengthwise and widthwise along the avocado. Then use a spoon to separate the flesh from the skin. Transfer the diced avocado to a bowl.

Model is mashing the avocado in a bowl with a fork.

Step 2: Preparing the guacamole.

Using a fork, start to mash the avocado cubes until you obtain the desired texture for your guacamole.

TIP: For a chunky texture, lightly crush the avocado cubes. For a smoother texture, mash the cubes more using a mortar and pestle.

Model is slicing an onion on KOTAI's bamboo cutting board.

Step 3: Preparing the guacamole.

Next, dice your red onion on a cutting board. Add half to the avocado purée you made earlier. Mix well.

Set the other half aside in a bowl.

TIP: For extra flavor, add chopped coriander, 1 to 2 cloves of minced garlic, freshly squeezed lemon juice, not forgetting salt and pepper.

Model is adding chopped bell pepper to the sliced onion in a pan.

Step 4: Preparing the garnishes.

Cut the peppers into halves, removing the stems and seeds. Place the halves on your cutting board and cut into thin strips.

Model is adding olive oil to the mixture of chopped bell pepper and sliced onions.

Step 5: Cooking the garnishes.

Next, mix your peppers with the half of the red onion reserved earlier in a frying pan. Add a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and cook over a medium heat.

Model has added minced meat to the previous mixture.

Step 6: Cooking the garnishes.

Add the minced meat. Continue cooking over medium heat until the beef is cooked through and the vegetables are tender-crisp (± 7 min).

Model is adding tomato sauce and salsa to the mixture.

Step 7: Cooking the garnishes.

Add the tomato sauce and salsa and simmer for a few minutes (± 2-3 min), stirring constantly.

The model is spreading the minced beef mixture on the tortillas.

Step 8: Dressing the fajitas.

Once your mixture is cooked, spread some guacamole on warmed tortillas before adding your meat mixture. Sprinkle your fajita with grated Emmental cheese.

You can serve your fajitas with flavored rice, black beans or nachos.

Enjoy your homemade gourmet fajitas!

KOTAI's advice:

  • You can also prepare all your toppings and condiments in advance, and place them in the middle of the table for all your guests to see. This will create a more convivial atmosphere and leave everyone free to choose.
  • Finally, always use a sharp knife to make your cuts, as a dull blade could cause injury. Maintain your blades with a honing steel or a whetstone (180/800 or 2000/6000), following our sharpening and honing tutorials!