We love the way fajitas bring everyone together around the table for some hands-on assembly: A warm tortilla, a few strips of chicken, blistered sweet peppers, soft onions, and a big spoonful of salsa. They’re already about giving your guests choices; here, we offer 5 recipe choices from fillings, plus an extra-credit recipe for making your own tortillas.
1. Pork Tenderloin Fajitas
Red bell peppers and yellow onion meet up in warm flour tortillas with salsa, sour cream, sliced avocado, and queso fresco in warm flour tortillas. The pork gets some crucial marinating time with chipotle chiles and citrus juice. Get our Grilled Pork Tenderloin Fajitas recipe.
2. Vegetarian Fajitas
Grilled green onions, zucchini, and poblano peppers mingle with pinto beans, tomatillo salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and shredded cheese in warm flour tortillas. The green onions and zucchini spend half an hour in a citrus and garlic marinade for extra flavor. Get our Vegetarian Fajitas recipe.
3. Grilled Shrimp Fajitas
Marinating shrimp in citrus juices, garlic, spices, and cilantro before you grill them yields a juicy, charred, and high-flavor filling for classic fajitas. Set out tomatillo salsa, sliced avocado, shredded cabbage, and lime wedges so your guests can customize to their hearts’ content. Get our Grilled Shrimp Fajitas recipe.
4. Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas
Fajitas are one of the most social dinner entrees we know. Everybody sits around the table, assembling steak, vegetables, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and cheese—everything or just a few, selectively—according to preference. Get our Grilled Skirt Steak Fajitas recipe.
5. Basic Chicken Fajitas
A simple marinade for the chicken, some charred veggies, and a few fixin’s make for an easy and healthy weeknight dinner. Serve the fajitas with some homemade Guacamole and Pico de Gallo. Get our Basic Chicken Fajitas recipe.
6. Homemade Flour Tortillas
Mix flour, vegetable shortening, water, and salt in the food processor, divide the dough and let it rise, roll it out with a rolling pin, and cook in a cast-iron skillet. These tortillas are easier to make than biscuits, and can take fajitas from pretty good to unbelievably great. Get our Homemade Flour Tortillas recipe.