Click to enlarge - Chicken fajita wrap with rice and beans.

Lawry's Fajitas

Chicken or Beef

When you order fajitas in your local Mexican restaurant, it is usually more than just food brought to your table. The entire experience, the table-top brazier stand, the sizzling cooking platter and the waiter garnishing with lemon in a flourish, all are part of the fajita experience. The taste of the fajita, well, that we can duplicate at home even if we don't have the waiter bringing the sizzling platter. The taste of the fajita is from the lime marinade with a little garlic and coriander, and the grilling of the meat. When you marinade and grill, you do have to plan the meal a long time in advance; at least a day. However, using fajita flavoring packages, like Lawry's Fajita Mix, wonderful tasting fajitas can be on the table in short order. The following is adapted from a Lawry's provided recipe.

Preparation Time : 30 minutes

Serves 4 to 6 persons

Life Experience Recipe


  • 2 pounds chicken or beef, cubed or julienned
  • 1 large white onion,, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, cubed
  • Burrito-sized flour tortillas
  • Sour Cream
  1. Place two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large skillet. Place on medium heat. When drop of added water sizzles, add the chicken or beef and cook, stirring frequently, until done. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside; keep the drippings in the pan.
    Click to enlarge - Vegetables ready to fry for delicious fajitas.
  2. Add the onion and peppers to the pan and cook until just tender. Return the meat to the pan, add 1/4 cup of cold water and the contents of the seasoning mix packet. Continue cooking and stirring until sauce thickens and all the ingredients in the frying pan are well coated. Remove from heat.
  3. Add tomato cubes and stir lightly to coat with sauce. Cut lemon in half. Squeeze lemon half, over strainer to catch seeds, and allow the lemon juice to drip onto the meat and seasoning mixture.
  4. You can serve the fajitas at the table as make-your-own or you can make the burritos and have a tasty meal for a lunch sack.
  5. Wrap tortillas in a slightly damp towel. Warm in the oven at lowest setting. When the tortillas are warm, place 1 or 2 large spoonfuls of the meat and seasoning mixture on the tortilla. Add a dollop of the guacamole and a spoonful of the sour cream. Fold three sides of the tortilla over and then roll to make a burrito.
  6. Refried beans, with melted cheese on top, and some Spanish rice make an excellent accompanyment to these savory southwestern taste treats.

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