Mexican Food Detour: Try This Lamb Fajitas Recipe

Sep 5, 2013 12:00 pm

Switch up your meaty fajita recipe with juicy lamb

Wrap lamb, onion and three different types of peppers in flour tortillas to make simple lamb fajitas.
Wrap lamb, onion and three different types of peppers in flour tortillas to make simple lamb fajitas.
 

While we love a good elaborate enchilada preparation, sometimes you just feel like Mexican food without the hassle (or delivery guy). That's what we reach for triple-tested Mexican: Authentic Recipes From South of the Border, by test kitchen guru Pamela Clark. Ready to master your new favorite carnivorous meal? Meet easy lamb fajitas. 

Reprinted with permission from Mexican

Servings: 4

Ingredients

1 1/4 pounds lamb strips
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, sliced thickly
1 large green bell pepper, sliced thickly
1 medium yellow bell pepper, sliced thickly
1 large red onion, sliced thickly
8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
Guacamole
1 large avocado, chopped coarsely
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 small white onion, chopped finely
Salsa cruda
2 medium tomatoes, seeded, chopped finely
1 fresh long green chili, chopped finely
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 small white onion, chopped finely
2 tablespoons lime juice
Directions: 

For the fajitas:

  1. Combine lamb, garlic, juice, cumin and oil in large bowl. Cover; refrigerate.

  2. Cook lamb, in batches, in heated oiled frying pan, stirring, until browned all over and cooked as desired. Remove from pan. Cover to keep warm.

  3. Cook bell peppers and onion, in batches, in same pan, stirring, until just softened. Remove from pan.

  4. Meanwhile, heat tortillas according to instructions on packet.

  5. Return lamb and bell peppers mixture to pan; stir gently over medium heat until hot.

  6. Divide lamb mixture between serving plates; serve with tortillas, guacamole and salsa cruda.

For the guacamole:

  1. Gently combine ingredients in small bowl; season to taste.

For the salsa cruda:

  1. Combine ingredients in small bowl; season to taste.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
45 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
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