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Simple Fajita Taco Snacks

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Simple Fajita Taco Snacks
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Losing time, short on supplies, and not interested in going to the grocery was the inspiration for this simple taco dinner. Just grilled fajitas, homemade tortillas, cheese and a shot of Irish Salsa. Irish Salsa is our problem child mostly because of the properties of an avocado. Without putting more preservatives or citric acid it will dull down in color from the image you see above in around a month. Still taste the same but not as pretty. Some of our lifer customer insist on a bottle and well, we get a chance to make stuff too.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 2
  • 1 pound fajita meat
  • 1 tbsp Cottonmouth
  • 2 pinches salt your taste
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¾ cup lard
  • ¾ cup hot-ish water
Misc Parts
  • 1 bag charcoal if grilling outside
  • 1 bottle Irish Salsa
  • ! bag shredded Velveeta
Fajita Burn
  1. Sprinkle Cottonmouth and salt all over fajita meat and let sit to room temperature.
  2. Cottonmouth has a natural meat tenderizer called bromelain which is derived from the pineapple. Overnight marinades with just Cottonmouth will make a thin cut of meat like fajitas too tender. So for this technique just let meat sit out for about 45 minutes or until the meat sweats.
  3. I cooked in a grill pan on medium high for a cook at 3 min, flip, 3 min, flip, 3 min, flip, and rested for 10 minutes. Total 9 minutes cook time.
  4. When you are ready to build tacos cut ½ inch strips against the grain.
Make Tortillas
  1. Tortillas seem hard to make. They aren’t, the recipes you may find online seem to be a bunch about nothing. Just don’t make a mess 😉
  2. In a bowl dump and mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Start adding a couple plots of lard while mixing with hands until the mixture is crumbly. You may have to add but most every time ¾ cups does the trick.
  4. Pour in the hot-ish water and knead the dough together until you have what resembles play-dough. While kneading the ball if it gets sticky just sprinkle some flour and keep going until you have a nice soft ball.
  5. Cover with towel and let sit for an hour.
  6. It depends on what size tortillas you're going for but this should make about 10 balls. Do that for regular 6” sized.
  7. Roll out all the balls until you like the thickness or thinness.
  8. In a medium high pan (I use a cast irocook on both sides to a nice toasty brown. Mine are usually ready to flip at 1 minute 39 seconds. A sure way to tell is the the top will bubble on the raw side.
Taco Build
  1. From bottom to top: tortilla, fajita strips, cheese and Irish Salsa.
Recipe Notes

Probably should do tortillas first and keep covered until fajitas are done.


About The Recipes:

Hay yall! Don’t be afraid to adjust ingredients to your taste. None of these recipes came from a written measured recipe. They are made and noted on the fly. If you don't have any Texas Butter I guess we'll overlook it if you use what's in your pantry. Be sure to ask how something turned out or you have questions. Expect grammar errors, these are not checked much. Well, in general I can't spell worth a crap. Will hashtag recipes that match a search here and the same hashtag in the Instagram's image comments. Hashtags will look something like #txbut001. In a nut shell these are made for:

  • Product testing
  • Requested site feature
  • Speed and cost matter
  • We eat our own dog food
  • Ideas for products
  • Shawn gots hungry
  • Couple three birds, one stone...

Thanks - Shawn


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