Deconstructed Fajita

I’m a huge foodie. I love trying new foods. Especially foods from other cultures. Over the past couple months I’ve been eating a ton of Moroccan food and English food, and what I craved more than anything was Mexican. Or anything south of the border from us, really. So I spent some time looking up some South American recipes, and I found a Peruvian dish that sounded delicious! Though I didn’t quite agree on how it was made, and some of the ingredients used, so I made it more my own.

However, since I’ve only have authentic Peruvian food once, I couldn’t really tell you how close this was to the real thing. And it seemed more like a deconstructed fajita anyway. bowlWhat you’ll need:

One large potato, sliced into fries

Salt and Pepper

Garlic Powder

2 TBS of olive oil

1/2 lb of lean steak

1/4 green bell pepper, sliced

1/2 orange bell pepper, sliced

1/2 medium red onion, sliced

1 medium tomato, cut into chunks

minced garlic clove

1/2 serrano pepper, minced

1 tsp. of cumin

1 tbs of soy sauce

1 tbs apple cider vinegar


First, slice the steak into fine strips

thin slicesThen let them marinate in the soy sauce and vinegar for at least 30 minutes

marinateWhile you’re waiting, you can chop up the potatoes, toss them in 1 TBS of olive oil, salt and pepper, and well as a dash of garlic powdersalt and peppahlined upLine them up in a single layer, and stick it into the lower part of a 400 F oven for 20 minutes.

If you haven’t yet, slice up the veggies.


Set a pan on the heat and put the rest of the oil in to warm up. Add the cumin, salt, and pepper to the marinated meat, then put it in the pan along with the minced garlic.

cooking meatOnce the meat is barely red (you don’t want to overcook it) add the rest of the veggies.

stirLeave the juices in the pan, as it adds to the flavor.

Once the veggies are just starting to tenderize, take it off the heat and put it in a serving dish. By now, the fries should be finished too!

Serve together

finishedclosefriesschips and beefwith chipsAnd get distracted by reflections as you go!

toaster meEnjoy!


Mary Jane xx

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