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Cinco de Mayo Para Toda La Familia!

May 4, 2010

Flatout FamilyCinco de Mayo has long been a cause for celebration and fiestas! But if you’re planning a themed party this year, when the holiday falls smack dab in the middle of the work and school week, you may be tempted to forgo the prep work and instead head straight for the margaritas.

Fear not! There is one dish that is sure to help you pull off a successful get together without having to spend all of your time in the kitchen. A fajita buffet is easy to prepare and helps keep your fiesta interactive by inviting guests to prepare their own unique creations.

We took to the Flatout kitchen to create our own version of this Mexican favorite!

Piñata

Flatout Family-Style Fajitas

Ingredients (serves four):

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, seeded and cut in strips
  • 1 packet fajita or taco seasoning
  • 8 Flatout multi-grain wraps, warmed
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh tomato salsa
  • Optional: 1 can black beans

Directions:

1. Slice red bell pepper and remove seeds. Add to pan coated in 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Red pepperRed pepper pan

2. Slice chicken breasts into thin strips. Add to large skillet coated with remaining olive oil.

3. Open can of black beans and add to pot.

Black beansBlack bean pot

4. Once all ingredients are set, begin to cook chicken and peppers on medium-high heat. Simmer black beans on medium heat, stirring occasionally.

Stove

5. While waiting for these ingredients to cook, set out bowls for the other fajita ingredients that your guests can customize: fresh spinach, cheese, salsa and sour cream (or Greek yogurt).

Fajita sides

6. Bring black beans to a boil – stir, then turn heat to low and allow to simmer. Once the red peppers are browned, remove from heat. Finally, once the chicken is cooked, stir in taco seasoning, adding water as necessary until all of the seasoning has fully coated the chicken.

7. Once the chicken is ready, put all ingredients into serving bowls and pull out your Flatout wraps.

8. Get ready for the fiesta to begin!

There are a few tips to keep in mind when showing your guests the optimal way to build their Flatout fajitas. First, make sure to coat the entire wrap with your sauce of choice – be it sour cream, salsa or perhaps even some guacamole!

Sour cream

Next, make sure that when you are building your Flatout fajita, you keep all of the ingredients in the bottom third of the wrap. This makes everything easier when it comes time to roll and slice!

Fajita

When you’ve added in all of your ingredients, start rolling! Tuck all of the ingredients in tightly – like a sleeping bag – to ensure that nothing falls out the sides. Roll everything up and then, using a serrated knife, slice at a diagonal angle to showcase your colorful success!

Fajita_closeup

Serve your fajita wrap with black beans and you’re well on your way to a fiesta that the whole family will love! Getting your kids involved with the wrap building process will get them excited and willing to pitch in with the prep – and that translates into less work for you.

Fajita and black beans

Keep the fiesta feisty with tips from these great resources:

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We’d love to hear your fresh perspective!

  • Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo in your family?
  • What are your favorite fajita toppings?
  • Do you enjoy planning themed parties or get togethers? If so, what’s your best tip?

Olé!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 4, 2010 9:14 pm

    Oh my goodness that looks so good. I may have to incorporate those into my little Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

    • May 7, 2010 5:31 pm

      Hi RP! Thanks for the great comment. Hope you tried them! How did your Cinco de Mayo fiesta turn out?

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