Best Thing I’ve Eaten This Week [but not really this week]

10 Mar

It’s been a little while since I’ve had a “Best Thing I’ve Eaten” post.  In my previous post I did put up a picture of a delicious meal featuring salmon, asparagus, and pasta, and I did point out that there has been no shortage of mouth-watering meals to choose from.

Well, I’m finally getting around to posting about one of these meals – steak fajitas (even though it wasn’t last week!).  We were at the store and saw thinly sliced angus steaks on sale and voila! – fajitas.

The finished product.

The finished product.

We started off by putting the steak in a marinade that consisted of: Worcestershire, olive oil, lime juice, garlic, pepper, cayenne, oregano, cilantro, and sugar.  We let that marinate for the day until we were ready to get cooking!

The steak really just needed a quick sear on each side because it was so thin.  Then we sliced it into strips and threw it into a sauté pan with sliced onions (1 whole red onion) and red pepper (about 1/2 a red bell pepper).

fresh ingredients! yum.

fresh ingredients! yum.

steak, onions, and pepps

steak, onions, and pepps

As we let those flavors combine, we moved on to make some homemade guacamole – we like the classic of avocado, cilantro, lime, tomato, and onion.  We also made some homemade salsa that we have discovered is quick, easy, very tasty, and quite a bit cheaper than store bought salsa – diced tomatoes, 1/2 an onion, 1/2 a jalapeno pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and some cayenne.

fresh homemade salsa

fresh homemade salsa

The fajitas were really, really good.  Like, really good.  The steak marinade definitely came through and packed some real flavor along with the onions and peppers.  Then with the homemade toppings, and a little bit of cheese on top, you really just can’t go wrong.  Score one for us.

Here’s how the approximate cost came out for us on this meal:

     ~$.75  thinly sliced angus steak (I told you it was a great sale!)

     ~$.50  onions (1.5 for the fajita meat and salsa)

     ~$.50  red bell pepper

     ~$1.00  avocado for the guac (we splurged – oops! haha)

     ~$.60  diced tomatoes (for the salsa)

     ~$.25  grape tomatoes for the guac

     ~$.50  tortilla shells

     ~$.05  jalapeno pepper (yes, it’s about 5cents for half of one)

     ~$.25  cilantro (guac, marinade, and salsa)

     ~$.50  marinade  (this is probably more than what it cost, but I’ll throw it in there)

     ~$4.90 Total for both of us (and that’s probably an over-estimation!)

As Always: Eat. Be Happy.

yum yum!

yum yum!

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Posted by on March 10, 2013 in Budget/$$, Food, Uncategorized


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