Turkey Fajitas and Beans with Homemade Tortillas

©Diane Eblin

©Diane Eblin

Today I spent the day watching the festivities just down the road from Washington, D.C. What a grand day for our country to watch the peaceful transfer of power and to its first African American President.  There is a strong feeling of hope in our country again.  I can’t wait to see what is born out of this hope and the part each of us will play in these next four years.  Where were you today for the inauguration?

This was one of those nights I was really happy to have cooked a large turkey breast and frozen the meat.  You can use your crockpot to roast beef and pork roasts, turkey breasts and whole chickens.  You don’t even have to eat it for your meal right then, just cook and freeze.  It really comes in handy for those days you need a quick fix.

This meal could be made faster if you use store bought tortillas but it won’t taste as good.  If you’ve never had a freshly made tortilla then you really don’t know what a tortilla tastes like.  They are extremely easy to make and very inexpensive.  The hard part is not to eat them all as you make them so you’ll have some for the meal.

Fajitas


Ingredients:

3 large slices of Turkey breast
1-2 peppers sliced (I used pablano tonight but red or green peppers work too)
1 large organic onion sliced
1-2 tsp Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
½ – 1 tsp Cumin
½ -1 tsp Aleppo Pepper
1 tsp Ancho Chili Pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat pan on medium high with oil.  Add in onions and cook until translucent.  Then add peppers.  Once these have browned add cooked turkey breast and seasonings.  Keep warm until ready to use.

Pinto Beans

Ingredients:

©Diane Eblin

©Diane Eblin

1 can organic pinto beans rinsed
1 cup vegetable or chicken stock (I make mine in the crockpot and freeze it in 1 cup containers)
¼ organic onion diced
½ -1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Ancho Chili Pepper
½ -1 tsp Aleppo Pepper
½ tsp Expote
1 tsp Cilantro
1 tsp Virgin Coconut Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat pot on medium high with oil.  Add onions and cook until translucent.  Add in rinsed beans, stock and seasonings.  Heat beans until they boil and then turn down to simmer with the lid on until most of the stock has been absorbed.   This can be anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours.  You decide how soon you need them.  You can serve the beans whole or mashed.

Tortillas

Ingredients:

©Diane Eblin

©Diane Eblin

Follow directions on your instant Corn Masa.  I used Masa Brosa, Harina de Maiz.

2 cups of instant corn masa
1 ½ cup cold water
½ tsp salt
Tortilla press and dry fry pan or
Tortilla maker

Directions:

Mix corn masa and water.  You want it to be a consistency that holds together but is not wet.  Roll into balls and you can use a tortilla press in between plastic wrap and cook in dry pan on medium high.  If you have a tortilla maker you can flatten and cook in the same device.  Try not to eat them all as you make them but of course you need to eat the first one to make sure they taste good.

When you serve the meal be creative.  You can fill the tortillas or serve them on the side.  I love mine stuffed with everything and topped off with a little salsa.  If you eat dairy feel free to sprinkle some on top.

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6 Responses to Turkey Fajitas and Beans with Homemade Tortillas

  1. Jessie April 1, 2009 at 8:18 pm #

    Ok so now I need corn masa, a tortilla press and a whole lot of time without little munchkins making off with fresh toritillas! :)

  2. Jessie April 2, 2009 at 12:18 am #

    Ok so now I need corn masa, a tortilla press and a whole lot of time without little munchkins making off with fresh toritillas! :)

  3. Diane Eblin April 2, 2009 at 6:57 am #

    Jessie- The recipe is simple, corn masa, salt and water. Get the kids to roll the dough into balls and then you can use wax paper and a rolling pin, or your hands to make the tortillas. Cook them in a dry frying pan on medium high. Works great. I was making so many I finally decided to get the press. Love it. I use it to make great flat bread with the mix from Breads From Anna. Let me know if you give it a try. -Diane

  4. Diane Eblin April 2, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    Jessie- The recipe is simple, corn masa, salt and water. Get the kids to roll the dough into balls and then you can use wax paper and a rolling pin, or your hands to make the tortillas. Cook them in a dry frying pan on medium high. Works great. I was making so many I finally decided to get the press. Love it. I use it to make great flat bread with the mix from Breads From Anna. Let me know if you give it a try. -Diane

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