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You had to know this was coming! My fellow Boondock Betties and Boondock Saints fans will know what a “whoop ass fajita” is but the rest of you, most likely not. In the Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day film, one of the funniest lines came from the character Romeo (played by Clifton Collins, Jr.) who yells “who ordered the whoop ass fajitas???” as the brothers killed one of the Italian mobsters. This is one of the most quoted lines from the sequel so it was only fitting an actual recipe was born out of it! And the combination of the hot sauce and hot peppers will surely whoop your ass!
1lb. Skirt steak
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup hot sauce
Juice of one lime
2 garlic cloves, minced
Sliced peppers (assorted sweet and hot) and onions
Tortillas (any flavor, I used whole wheat)
And as I always say, please excuse the lack of creativity in my photos- a food stylist I am not! lol
Place steak in a container (or large food storage bag) and add the salad dressing, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, hot sauce, lime juice, and garlic. Cover and store in refrigerator 6-8 hours.
Cook steak on either an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan according to package directions. Because the steak is rather thin, it took about 5 min per side for medium rare. Cook a bit longer if you prefer it medium to well-done. Once steak is finished cooking, remove from grill and allow to rest about 10 min (so the juices redistribute). The onions and peppers can be cooked on the outdoor grill as well or you can saute them on the stove in a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Warm the tortillas in the microwave for about 20 seconds (or lightly toast on grill). Once steak has rested, slice into one-inch thick strips- assemble by putting a few slices of the steak, onions, and peppers inside the tortilla. I also added some shredded cheese (as I can’t have Mexican without cheese!) and homemade guacamole. You can serve these WHOOP ASS fajitas with rice, beans, or a simple salad. YUM!
1lb ground meat ( whatever you prefer- chicken, turkey, pork, beef)
1 lg onion chopped
1 diced green bell pepper
2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 can of organic refried beans (Amy’s brand is the best)
1 jar of taco sauce (or a cup of organic salsa)
1 10oz can of enchilada sauce
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste
6 tortillas, cut in half (I like to use organic whole wheat)
3 cups of shredded cheese (any kind you like)
Preheat oven 400 degrees
Add olive oil to a skillet and heat on medium. Then add onions and peppers and cook for about 5 minutes.
Add the meat and cook until no longer pink.
Then add the seasonings, salt and pepper, and combine thoroughly.
Add in the garlic, refried beans, taco sauce, and enchilada sauce and simmer on medium heat for about 2-3 min.
While the mixture is simmering, cut the tortillas in half so they resemble half moons.
In a rectangular baking dish, create one layer of the tortillas, then spoon in some of the mixture so it covers the tortillas evenly, and then sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
Repeat above steps one more time then bake for about 15 minutes or just until cheese is slightly brown and contents are bubbly.
* Instead of chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper you can substitute with ½ package of taco seasoning. (However, there is also more sodium and preservatives in the pre-packaged seasoning mixes)* To make this vegetarian, substitute the meat for tofu (or add other veggies) and use vegetarian refried beans.
*If you like it hot you can add a pinch or several of cayenne pepper to the mixture.