Monday, 25 May 2015

Beef fajitas with Old El Paso

Fajitas, who doesn't love them?! Full of flavours and textures, delicious fajitas are easy to make and messy to eat (or is it just our family? we all end up with moustache from the sauce). This Mexican classic could be prepared with a variety of ingredients. Some of them you can buy as kits, some come as separate products. Mexican food experts Old El Paso got in touch with me earlier this month, asking to try their range of separates (i.e. non-kits). They certainly know how to celebrate good food and create a Mexican fiesta at home.
Last week I received three of Old El Paso products: Seasoning Mix for tacos (garlic and paprika), Super Soft Tortillas and Squeezy Soured Cream Topping.

Beef fajitas
450g beef, cut into strips
1 pack of Old El Paso seasoning mix for tacos in garlic and paprika
a squeeze of lime
3tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 sweet red pepper, cut into strips
1 avocado
gem lettuce, shredded
50g Cheddar cheese, grated

Cut the beef into strips, place in a deep bowl and mix well with the seasoning mix. Add a good squeeze of lime or lemon, and 1tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional). Chop the onions and slice the sweet pepper. Fry the beef in the deep frying pan with the olive oil. Add the onions and pepper.

Serve in warmed tortillas, with a selection of toppings, like shredded lettuce, grated Cheddar cheese, cubed avocado (or guacamole), soured cream and/or salsa. Assemble all the ingredients and enjoy the feast.

Old El Paso Seasoning mix for tacos (garlic and paprika) is a delicious seasoning mix, which is enough to make 12 tacos, or about 8 fajitas. Ingredients include spices like paprika, cumin, dehydrated onion, garlic, salt, oregano, marjoram and more. It is mild and bursting with flavours.

Old El Paso Super Soft Tortillas (flour) are perfect receptacles for any kind of filling, be it strips of chicken or ground beef, salad and cheese, guacamole and soured cream, salsa and tomatoes. They are a truly democratic food. Forget about knives and forks, roll the tortillas and tuck in with gusto.
I used it with beef cut into strips, but it will be great with the ground beef as well.
There are several recipes for beef fajitas on Old El Paso recipe page, choose which one you like best.

I love soured cream, and don't need a second invitation to add some to whatever meal I have. You see, it's my Russian genetic pool which just pulls me to add a spoonful of soured cream to a bowl of soup, salad or beef Stroganoff. And of course, it works great with the Mexican recipes as well.
Old El Paso Squeezy Soured Cream Topping comes in a handy bottle, and is lovely in fajitas.

For more information on Old El Paso products and recipes visit their site or follow OldElPasoUK on Facebook .

Disclosure: I received three Old El Paso products for the purposes of reviewing and testing a recipe. All opinions are mine.

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