Friday, January 18, 2013

Telling You A Secret: Steak Fajitas

There are a ton of things no one tells you about having children.  Secrets of the parent-hood.  Of course there are things everyone tells you - You'll never sleep again, get rid of anything white, poop WILL end up on your wall.  And yet, people keep quiet about some very important details.

Did you know babies DO NOT sleep in?  Yeah yeah yeah everyone tells you about the sleeping through the night thing, but even once they sleep through the night, they often think that 4:30/5:30 is an acceptable wakeup time.

And once you have a child, you will never be able to order fajitas again.  I mean, sure, eventually you'll be able to order them, but not when you have a baby, or a small child, or a child of any age who thinks that a sizzling platter would be a fantastic place to put his hands.

I miss my fajitas.  I haven't ordered them since Thatbaby's been born for safety reasons, but there's something about mixing and matching fillings, and rolling them up to eat.

So I decided to make them at home.  Much safer that way, and even Thatbaby can enjoy with some help.  Grilled carne asada, sauteed peppers and onions, cheese, guacamole, salsa - the skies the limit!

 Steak Fajitas
2 tsp olive oil
1 bell pepper, sliced thinly
1 onion, sliced thinly
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 lb carne asada

  1. Heat olive in a large skillet over medium heat.  Saute the bell pepper and onions until soft.
  2. Combine all the spices in a small bowl.
  3. Rub spice mixture onto both sides of the steak.
  4. Grill steak for a few minutes on each side to desired temperature. Most people prepare it medium rare.
  5. Serve with corn tortillas, onions and peppers, and guacamole


  1. I never thought about that. hmmm. I need to to get in LOTS of fajita eating. Stat.

  2. The biggest thing about having kids is that you will be a mom for the rest of your life, no matter how old or how far away they are. As for the fajitas it has been a while for me too.

  3. I say the same thing about teaching. Teachers keep the worst parts secrets!