Try These Pressure Cooker Fajitas

April 3rd, 2023 by

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If you’re in the mood for some fabulous Mexican-style cuisine you can hop in your Kia Telluride from Mike Shaw Kia and take a long road trip to Mexico city. Or, you can whip up these pressure-cooker fajitas right here in Corpus Christi, TX. Although you won’t be able to call it authentic, these fajitas are center to have everyone in your household begging for seconds, por favor.

Pressure Cooker Fajita Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed

Pressure Cooker Fajita Instructions

  1. In a bowl, toss steak with cumin, salt, chili powder and red pepper flakes. Select saute setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Adjust for medium heat; add oil. When oil is hot, brown meat in batches and remove. Add water, lemon juice and garlic to cooker; stir to loosen any browned bits. Press cancel. Return beef to cooker. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 20 minutes.
  2. Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure. Remove steak with a slotted spoon; keep warm.
  3. Add red pepper and onion to cooker. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 5 minutes. Quick-release pressure. Serve vegetables and steak with tortillas and desired toppings.

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Local Places To Source Your Ingredients

Farm fresh ingredients can really make a difference no matter what you’re whipping up in the kitchen and luckily, Corpus Christi has plenty of options to choose from. You can get fresh sirloin right off the butcher’s block at QC Meat Market, Staple Street Meat Market, or Jalisco Meat Market & Grocery. You can spice up the recipe with fresh spices from Ponle Brand Spices. If you’re hunting for the high-quality produce, find your sweet red peppers and fresh garlic at the Southside Farmers Market.

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