National Fajita Day
Sizzle, sizzle. Fajitas are now in order! This delicious Tex-Mex dish is sure to make your mouth water. A delicious flour tortilla wraps juicy, marinated meat and flavorful grilled onions, peppers, and more.
National Fajita Day is a great time to celebrate this delicious meal!
Fajitas are simple and delicious. They are made with slices of meat, which are then marinated, and then cooked. The meat is then piled on top a soft tortilla filled with grilled onions, peppers, and other ingredients. There are many toppings and garnishes that can be added to fajitas. You can add sour cream and guacamole to the tortilla.
Fajita is a Spanish word that means “little band” (or “little belt”). This was most likely the way that the meat was labeled by a butcher selling skirt steak. Because this cut is usually quite tough, it was precut into small strips. This little piece of meat is a fascinating story.
Fajitas were probably invented in the late 1930s by Mexican workers and vaqueros on ranches in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley. Workers were often paid in meat and sometimes the less desirable parts of an animal to pay their wages. These workers discovered that marinating the meat in certain juices would make it more tender and flavorful and allow it to be easily eaten on tortillas.
Fajitas became more popular in the 1940s, probably due to their convenience. It became a popular, quick-to-make, and easy-to-eat dish that was passed down through generations.
Fajitas were first introduced to restaurants in the 1960s. In 1969, a manager of a supermarket’s meat market set up a fajita booth at a summer festival. Fajitas gained more popularity in the 1970s when the recipe used finer cuts of meat.
On the Border, Chili’s, and other chains in the US boasting Tex-Mex cuisine became a popular option. The idea of a sizzling fajita on a grill platter at the table was a very appealing and tasty experience.
National Fajita Day was first introduced to culture in 1982 when On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina began using the term in celebration their signature dish. Slowly, the idea of National Fajita Day has grown in popularity.
Enjoy this day when you are hungry. There are many creative ways to celebrate National Fajita Day. These are some ideas to get you started:
Many US-based Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants offer a variety of fajitas. You can choose from chicken or steak, but steak is the traditional and most authentic.
Fajitas are typically served on a hot grill platter with fresh tortillas, vegetables, and other toppings. This dish takes up much space. Fajitas can also be ordered for 2 by some restaurants, which provides enough food to feed two people.
Ask for a discount or special deal in celebration of National Fajita Day. In celebration of National Fajita Day, some US restaurants like Chili’s, On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina and El Mariachi offer discounts, dollars off or free fajitas.
Fajitas are an easy dish to share with your family. Because they require a little time to marinate the meat in the spices and juices to bring out its tenderness and flavor.
These are some other tips for making fajitas to make the most of your experience.
On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina is another restaurant that can help you get started with fajitas. The restaurant is now a Tex-Mex chain restaurant, with over 130 locations across the US and Korea. It was founded in 1982 with a recipe for delicious fajitas and cool margaritas.
Fajitas are great to serve at parties as everyone can contribute! Invite your guests to bring one or two items from a list. This could include meat, toppings, chips, salsa, and a flan dessert. Let everyone make their own tortillas by grilling the meat and topping it with the toppings.
Invite guests to wear sombreros or cowboy boots to keep the party Tex-Mex themed. You can create a festive atmosphere by playing mariachi music. You might hang some string lights that look like red chili peppers. A pinata can also be used as decoration and a fun party game.