Monday, October 3, 2011

Steak Fajita Salad

This recipe is a twist between taco salad and fajitas.  Like I said in my last family LOVES to eat mexican food! So we have come up with many different variations on a mexican style meal.  Steak Fajita Salad is one that my mom came up with years ago, and it is simple, refreshing, filling and totally delicious!

Steak Fajita Salad
1 bag spring mix (or whatever lettuce you like you eat for salad-spring mix is my favorite, and when it comes in the bag-it is EASY!)
1 Can Corn (drained and rinsed)
1 Can Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
2 Avacados cut into bite size pieces (Guacamole is good also, but I don't love mushy salad, so the chunks are better in my opinion)
Several Grape Tomatoes cut into bite size pieces (Regular size tomatoes can be used also-I love the grape style because even from the store, they taste home grown!)
1 lb Steak (I usually buy small cheap steak fillets and cut them into slices, but whatever works!)
1 Red Pepper sliced
1/2 white onion sliced
4 oz mushrooms sliced or chopped
Taco Seasoning
Salad Dressing-Green Taco Sauce-Sour Cream-Salsa-Any other Mexican topping you would like!!!

Cut steak into slices and place in frying pan with a tiny bit of olive oil.  Season liberally with taco seasoning.  As this is cooking, start cooking your fajita veggies (pepper, onion and mushrooms)-this can be done in the same pan as the meat or a separate one for you picky people that don't love the veggies.  As the meat and veggies are cooking, open the lettuce and dump into a large salad bowl. Open, drain, and rinse the corn and black beans and dump them into the bowl as well. Cut tomatoes and Avocado and  toss gently into the salad, making sure the ingredients are evenly mixed.   Once the Steak and veggies are  finished cooking, you can cool them completely and mix them in the salad, OR  if you are like me and have no patience and prefer your meat hot off the stove, go ahead and put the meat and veggies on top of your individually served salad. (Mixing the hot meat into the salad is okay....but it can make your salad go soft and limp)  Once your personal plate is arranged, drizzle with salad dressing (we love ranch, or Red Pepper Vinaigrette), sour cream, salsa, green sauce, guacamole etc!!! 

{this recipe was brought to you by Ashley}

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