Fajitas with corn tortillas recipe

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The soft corn tortillas used in this fajita recipe are made with 100 percent corn just like the ones traditional Mexican restaurants use. Make the fajitas with steak, as I have done here, or choose another protein. For a vegetarian version, try portobello mushrooms. You can also use these tortillas to make tacos or burritos. Top them with Daiya Mozzarella Style Shreds, if desired.

  • Yield: 5 Servings 10 fajitas


For the Tortillas
  • about 2 cups (232 grams) masa harina, plus up to 2 tablespoons for dusting
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon (255 ml) warm water
For the Fajitas
  • 10 ounces (280 g) cooked steak
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 medium onion, peeled, halved, and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
How to Make It
    To make the Tortillas
  1. Mix together the masa harina, salt, and water in a large mixing bowl, by hand, until the dough is soft and pliable. Separate the dough and form 10 tightly packed balls about 1½ inches (4 cm) in diameter.
  2. Heat a large, dry skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Roll out each ball into a thin tortilla (about 6 inches/15 cm in diameter) between two sheets of parchment paper, using additional flour as needed to avoid sticking. Roll as thinly as you can. Use a cutter to create 6-inch (15 cm) rounds, or keep them freeform.
  4. Cook each tortilla in the skillet, about 30 to 45 seconds per side.
  5. Keep the cooked tortillas moist between damp paper towels until you are ready to assemble the fajitas.
  6. To make the Fajitas
  7. Cut the cooked steak into strips and set it aside.
  8. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Lower the heat to medium. Add the bell pepper and onion and cook until the vegetables are just crisp and lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  9. Stir in the garlic, cilantro, salt, pepper, and cooked steak. Heat for 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  10. Assemble the fajitas and serve.

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