Now I love a fajita. I haven’t had anything spicy lately due to a long standing tummy problem but I’ve been reintroducing it slowly and today was the day to share a little something I discovered many years ago with my fella. Fajita Pie.
This is a super easy, super tasty recipe which takes under an hour from chopping to munching. You can easily replace the chicken to make this veggie and theres such a variety of free from products this really can be modified for most people. Eat and enjoy!
5 flour tortillas
1 fajita spice sachet
2/3 cup of salsa
360g chicken strips
1 small onion
1 cup mixed peppers strips
1/2 cup aubergine strips
40g cheddar cheese
Frylite cooking spray
1 pie tin for two
Preheat oven to 180
In a nice deep pan cook off your peppers, onion and aubergine until they are half softened. Season with a little salt and pepper. You want these to be fairly moist for the purposes of a pie mixed so I kept the lid on and topped up a few tablespoons of water here and there.
Next add your chicken strips to the mix, lid back on and let the chicken cook all over.
Meanwhile prepare your pie tin. I like the traditional enamel tins but anything with smooth edges is fine.
Give the tin a few squirts of fry lite spray or your own choice, then push 3 of your tortillas into the bottom. You will need to fold the edges to get it snug and may need more or less depending on your sizes. Don’t worry about buts sticking up – we’ll chop them off later.
Remove the lid from the pan and brown off the ingredients just a tad, then add your fajita spice mix. Let this take to the ingredients a bitty then add your salsa.
Mix thoroughly and let this cook for a couple of minutes.
Now empty your mixture into the pie tin and flatten it out.
Now sprinkle your cheese on top.
Next up, put your last two tortillas on top and press down well to seal your pie in. Spray your frylite to the overlapping bit in the middle to get a good seal, then with kitchen scissors trim off the excess tortilla. If you don’t they will cook quickly and burn before your pie is ready. Poke a few holes in the top for good measure.
Now into the oven for between 5-10 minuets depending on how fierce your oven is. You want it to brown on top, thats all. Remember all your ingredients are cooked already, this is a cheese melting, gooey making exercise!
Remove from the oven and cut down the middle really well. Properly making sure you cut all the way through the sides and bottom or you will pull the whole thing apart when you take it out of the dish.
Serve with a nice salad and enjoy the yummy fest!!