There’s a Mexican place near me where my mom loves to eat, thankfully. My mom is very picky when it comes to restaurants, especially, for some reason, Mexican restaurants. Either the portions are too small, or she could make a much better margarita,(she’s a connoisseur) or the music is too loud, or something else altogether. My mom especially prefers restaurants which serve portions so huge, she can take them home and eat the leftovers for at least a couple meals afterwards. Naturally, finding a place that does that is tricky, especially with rising food costs. It can be challenging to find a place that, in her more than 70 years of dining out, will please her. The better half and I jokingly call it the “LOL phenomenon” (or, “little old lady”) but shhh! please don’t tell her this!
Generally, my better half and I invite her over to bypass the sometimes frustrating decision of where to eat out. That way, too, we get to be in complete control of the margaritas, which is a great thing! But if we’re feeling like Mexican food, we can all agree on one place, right around the corner. We order a huge plate of family style steak fajitas and go to town, literally! Peppers, onions, strips of steak, all served up on homemade tortillas. In a word: delish.
I started making this flatbread recipe using leftover bits and bobs of the fajitas that would come home with us, but eventually, we started inviting my mom over to make this flatbread from scratch, because it tasted so good. All we really have to do is sauté everything up and bake it on a flatbread; it’s ready by the time the first round of margaritas is finished.
Fajitas, love, and LOL,
-Amy at Flatout
Steak Fajita Pizza
- 1 Flatout flatbread, Light Original
- 3 ounces lean steak, sliced into strips
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, part skim
- 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, sliced
- 1 cup sliced bell peppers (red, yellow, green, orange)
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 375°F. Place Flatout flatbread on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375°F for two minutes, then remove from the oven. In a small bowl, mix together the steak with the spices and lime juice, season with salt and pepper, and allow to marinate. (This can be done ahead of time.) Next, heat a non-stick skillet on high heat, spray with the cooking spray, and add the onions and the peppers. Sauté until soft and crispy brown on the edges, then add the steak and continue to cook until the steak is slightly rarer than your preferred temperature. (The steak will continue to cook in the oven.) Remove from heat and set aside. To make the flatbread pizza, scatter the mozzarella cheese over the flatbread then arrange the peppers, onions, and steak evenly across the pizza. Bake at 375°F for four minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.