Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, June 3, 2013


One of my family's favorite things to eat is mexican food! We eat it all the time....in any form...at any time. When we lived in Arizona, we went to a yummy Mexican Food place (can I get a yee-haw for Molina's??) that always served hot delicious food. When we go back to Arizona to visit my husband's family, we eat at El Charro...as often as possible. You know, there are many wonderful things about the south...but mexican food isn't one of them. We've tried ump-teen mexican restaurants here and have only come up with a couple that we enjoy. So...most times if we want mexican food, I just make it at home. And today....I'm offering one of the dishes that makes us smile!!


2  pounds meat - chicken, steak, ground beef, shrimp....whatever you like..or a combination of any
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 orange pepper
1 medium onion
3 tablespoons fajita seasoning (recipe follows)
3/4 cup water
flour tortilla
sour cream

Slice meat into 1-inch strips and set aside. Slice peppers and onion into strips and throw in a skillet along with a few glugs of olive oil. Let the veggies saute for a little while until they are a little soft. Remove from pan onto a clean plate. Throw the meat into the same pan and let it cook until done. When the meat is done, add the veggies back into the skillet and add 3 tablespoons of fajita seasoning and the water. Stir to combine and heat through. Serve with flour tortillas and other goodies. Enjoy!

This might look like a lot of veggies 
but remember they will cook down.

Throw it in a large skillet.

Cookin' away and smellin' good!

Take out the veggies and cook the meat.

I used a combo of chicken and beef here.

Stir the veggies and meat all together 
with the fajita seasoning and water

Fajita Seasoning

3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons crushed chicken bullion cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon cumin

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl to combine. Store in a sealed jar to use as needed. Makes the equivalent of three purchased fajita mixes.

Here's all the spices...

I love the way they look in the bowl...

Mix it up and season away!


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