You won’t be able to resist this homemade fajita sauce that works as a marinade for raw meat, AND a sauce to turn leftover cooked meat into instant fajitas.
MY SECRET ADDICTION
Have you ever watched the show Hoarders? You know what I mean, the show you watch to help yourself feel better because you can say “at least I’m not THAT bad!”.
Well I have a tendency toward hoarding, I have to admit it. And the one thing I probably have the most of?
I try to go through them at least once a year and weed out the ones I haven’t used, but I also know that as soon as I do I’ll end up needing it! I have a huge variety of vinegars, hot sauces, salsas, oils, mustards, wines and liqueurs, soy sauces, fish sauces, honeys, and more.
And then there’s all the little jars of condiments and sauces that I’ve mixed together using them! If I’m lucky, I remembered to label the jars so I actually know what’s in them. Otherwise, a sniff test followed by a tentative taste usually solves the mystery.
But my hoarding is not purposeless. (Is that what all hoarders tell themselves?) Having a well stocked pantry full of condiments and spices can make it really easy to throw together a last minute meal. Like this homemade fajita sauce recipe.
HOMEMADE FAJITA SAUCE FOR THE WIN!
That’s why I’m in love with this homemade fajita sauce recipe. We always have the ingredients in our home, and we can use it on chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp. But the best part, is that it works as both a sauce and a marinade.
If there’s time to plan ahead, we marinate our meat in homemade fajita sauce for a couple hours, and then grill it.
If it’s last minute (ummm, yeah, almost always), we use some leftover rotisserie chicken, pot roast, pulled pork, or cocktail shrimp and toss it in the homemade fajita sauce. Then we heat it up in a skillet with some bell peppers and onions. You can serve it in tortillas, over rice, or eat it just as is with a side salad.
It’s perfect for our chicken fajita bowl recipe!
THE SECRET INGREDIENT IN HOMEMADE FAJITA SAUCE
Oh, I almost forgot. There’s an ingredient in this homemade fajita sauce recipe that you might find surprising.
It’s got A1 steak sauce! A1 is so good, I practically drink it from the bottle, so I was tickled pink to discover that it actually works really well as base for other sauces.
While there is definitely a hint of steak sauce tang in the fajita sauce, it definitely takes on its own fajita spice flavor. The A1 is just a starting point. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
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HOMEMADE FAJITA SAUCE RECIPE
You won't be able to resist this homemade fajita sauce that works as a marinade for raw meat, AND a sauce to turn leftover cooked meat into instant fajitas. Use it with chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp. Used with permission from Food.com
- 1 clove garlic (minced)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil or oil of your choice
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh or bottled
- 1/3 cup A.1. Original Sauce
- Combine all ingredients, mixing well.
Marinade 1 1/2lbs raw meat for at least 2 hours.
Or mix with cooked meat and heat on the stove.
Cook marinated raw meat as desired on the grill or in a pan on the stove.
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