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Cinco de Mayo at Home (3 Easy Recipes)

We decided very last minute…. like this morning… to celebrate Cinco de Mayo tonight at home with the kids.

We typically have soccer tonight, but we’ve had so much rain this week that the fields are too wet.

So, I spent the morning experimenting with some super fun, super simple recipes for tonight. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to say Cinco de Drinko, these recipes are for you!

Will you celebrate the holiday today? If so, what is your favorite Mexican inspired dish or drink?

MEXICAN INSPIRED 𝗕𝗒𝗔π—₯𝗗:

prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 5 minutes
total: 25 minutes

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β€’ π™˜π™π™žπ™₯𝙨
β€’ π™‘π™žπ™’π™š π™¬π™šπ™™π™œπ™šπ™¨
β€’ 𝙨𝙀π™ͺ𝙧 π™˜π™§π™šπ™–π™’

BEEF FAJITAS:Β 

prep time: 10 minutes
cook time: 15 minutes
total: 25 minutesΒ 
  • 1 pound steak
  • 2 bell peppers (green and red)
  • 1 red or yellow onion
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of Avocado Oil
  • Fajita seasoning (packaged or fresh)
  • lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
For the fajita seasoning:
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl combine fajita seasoning mix, lime juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk to combine.
  2. Add sliced flank steak and marinade to a large bowl or a gallon-sized ziplock bag. Toss steak until completely coated and marinade in the refrigerator for at least 20-30 minutes or up to overnight.
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat add 1 Β½ tablespoons of avocado oil with sliced bell pepper and onion. Saute for 6-8 minutes or until vegetables are tender and slightly charred.
  4. Remove vegetables form the skillet and add sliced steak, letting any excess marinade drip off before adding it to the skillet.
  5. Cook steak over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes, or until cooked through.
  6. Add vegetables and steak back to skillet and cook over medium heat.

SKINNY MARGARITA:

  • 2 oz tequila
  • 2 ozΒ freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1.5 ozΒ Cointreau
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • Ice
  • sea salt
  • Lime wedges

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Use a lime wedge to wet the rims of 2 glasses and dip in salt (optional). Fill glasses with ice.
  2. To make margaritas, add tequila, lime juice, Cointreau and agave nectar or simple syrup to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain.

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