If you want to make something truly over-the-top deliciously decadent, then this is the recipe for you my friend!
Just look at this picture for goodness sake; it is completely packed with flavor. It had zing, heat, mouthwateringly-good pork, crunch, and smoke, all wrapped in a softly warmed flour tortilla, which is home-made at that!
Wipe away the fear you have of making your own floury tortilla and get down to the fun of making this dish.
The kitchen takes on a party atmosphere, and you can enlist all manner of volunteers to chops, slice and dice.
Once you taste this, you will crave it again and again.
You will need:1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin, thinly sliced, 1 large green pepper, thinly sliced, 1 large red pepper, thinly sliced, 2 chipotle peppers along with 1 tbs adobo sauce, sliced (a chipotle pepper is a smoked jalapeno and is found in a can in a smokey sauce called adobo. You can find it in the ethnic section of your supermarket), juice of 1 lime, 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped, 6 tbs olive oil, bunch of spinach leaves, 2 avocados, quartered & sliced (optional), 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar (optional), 1 cup sour cream (optional), hot sauce (optional), 2 cups refried beans (home-made or good quality canned), 8 flour tortillas (bought or homemade)
2 – First, prep all ingredients as instructed above.
*If you are going to make your own home-made tortilla (as I aways do; I just can’t help it, they taste so good, and are totally worth the extra 20 minutes it takes to get dinner together), click “flour Tortilla” in my search box to the right and a fab. recipe will appear! Do this while the meat is marinating*
2 – Put chopped meat into a bowl and add the lime juice, 2 tbs of the oil, chipotle peppers and their sauce and chopped garlic. Mix well and set aside for about a 1/2 hour (or as long as it takes to get everything else prepped). You can also do this earlier and store in the fridge, taking out 20 minutes before using.
Put big saute pan or wok on high heat and when it is hot add 2 tbs of oil. When it begins to smoke, add the peppers and cook until they are beginning to char on the edges. Remove to a plate and add 1 more tbs of oil.
4 – Immediately add the meat to the pan and stir-fry for about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the peppers back to the pan and turn heat off.
To assemble your fajita, lay the warm tortilla on your plate and spread some beans down the center. Add some peppers and pork, followed by all or some of the following; spinach, grated cheese, avocado, sour cream and hot sauce (we use Tapatio)
This is a dinner to love!