Simple Fajita Taco Snacks
- 1 pound fajita meat
- 1 tb Cottonmouth
- 1/4 tsp salt (your taste)
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp salt
- ¾ cup lard
- ¾ cup water (hot-ish )
- 1 bag charcoal (if grilling outside)
- 1 cup Irish Salsa
- 1/2 cup Velveeta (shredded )
- Sprinkle Cottonmouth and salt all over fajita meat and let sit to room temperature.
- 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.
- 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.
- When you are ready to build tacos cut ½ inch strips against the grain.
- 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 😉
- In a bowl dump and mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- 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.
- 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.
- Cover with towel and let sit for an hour.
- It depends on what size tortillas you're going for but this should make about 10 balls. Do that for regular 6” sized.
- Roll out all the balls until you like the thickness or thinness.
- 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.
- From bottom to top: tortilla, fajita strips, cheese and Irish Salsa.
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