Lamb Fajitas

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Switch to using lamb in your fajitas for a quick and tasty dinner. These lamb fajitas are oven baked, so they only need 10 minutes of your time and are ready in just half an hour.

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Switch to using lamb in your fajitas for a quick and tasty dinner. These lamb fajitas are oven baked, so they only need 10 minutes of your time and are ready in just half an hour.

If you’re not someone who eats a lot of lamb then I think it’s quite easy to get stuck and wonder what to cook with it aside from the traditional shepherd’s pie, chops or a roast, but it’s actually really versatile and can be substituted into pretty much anything you’d make with chicken, beef or pork.

Today’s recipe is one most people would make with beef or chicken, but I’d really recommend having a go at switching to lamb for a change. I’ve kept the flavours pretty much the same as I would if I was making a chicken version, just adding a little extra lemon and garlic as these go so well with the lamb. I’ve oven baked the filling for the fajitas as I find it the simplest way of making them, there’s no need to stand over the hob making sure it doesn’t burn. It’s also ready in just half an hour so perfect for a quick meal.

Switch to using lamb in your fajitas for a quick and tasty dinner. These lamb fajitas are oven baked, so they only need 10 minutes of your time and are ready in just half an hour.

I like mine best served with sour cream, a little salsa and plenty of guacamole but feel free to go for whatever fajita toppings are your favourites. Jon likes the kick of extra jalapeños and the boys love lots of cheese, so I like to put everything out in bowls on the table and have everyone dig in and make their fajitas just how they like them.

I use a cajun spice mix to flavour the lamb and vegetables which I love, but the boys find a bit spicy so I simply cook their lamb and vegetables on a separate tray so that everyone’s happy.

Switch to using lamb in your fajitas for a quick and tasty dinner. These lamb fajitas are oven baked, so they only need 10 minutes of your time and are ready in just half an hour.

Lamb Fajitas

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 lamb steaks (or 450g lamb stir-fry strips)
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 green pepper
  • 2 onions
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp cajun spice mix
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • All your favourite fajita toppings

Method

  • Pre-heat your oven to 220ºC/200ºC fan.
  • Slice your peppers (2 red, 1 green) into thin strips. Peel and thinly slice the 2 onions. Bash the 4 garlic cloves with a rolling pin or pestle and mortar (just enough to break the skin of the cloves). Slice the lemon.
  • Place all of the vegetables (and lemon) into a large baking tray, add the olive oil (2 tsp) and 2 tsp of the cajun spice mix. Toss everything together so that the vegetables are coated in the oil and spices.
  • Place into the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile cut the 4 lamb steaks into thin strips and toss the lamb strips in the remaining 1 tsp of cajun spice mix.
  • Once the vegetables have been in the oven for 15 minutes, add the lamb. Toss the vegetables and lamb together and return to the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Just before the fajita filling is ready, warm the flour tortillas according to the packet instructions and prepare any toppings.
  • Remove the fajita filling from the oven, remove the lemon pieces and garlic and serve.


NOTE – We prefer our lamb to be well done. If you prefer your lamb to be medium then leave it an extra 2 minutes before adding the lamb to the vegetables and for rare leave it 4 minutes.

Switch to using lamb in your fajitas for a quick and tasty dinner. These lamb fajitas are oven baked, so they only need 10 minutes of your time and are ready in just half an hour.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 504 kcal (25%), Fat: 18.1g (26%), Saturated Fat: 5.4g (27%), Carbohydrates: 52.7g (20%), Sugar: 8.7g (10%), Fibre: 3.8g (16%), Protein: 31.4g (63%), Salt: 0.9g (15%)

2 portions of fruit and vegetables.

This is the estimated nutritional information per serving (2 fajitas) which includes the lamb and vegetable filling and the tortilla but excludes any additional toppings. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.

Switch to using lamb in your fajitas for a quick and tasty dinner. These lamb fajitas are oven baked, so they only need 10 minutes of your time and are ready in just half an hour.

Free From/Suitable For…

  • Corn-Free
  • Dairy-Free
  • Egg-Free
  • Nut-Free
  • Soy-Free
  • Can be made gluten-free by switching the flour tortillas for a gluten-free alternative

The ingredients for this recipe (the lamb and vegetable filling and flour tortillas) are easily available free from all these allergens. However, please ensure you double-check allergen information for all ingredients.

Switch to using lamb in your fajitas for a quick and tasty dinner. These lamb fajitas are oven baked, so they only need 10 minutes of your time and are ready in just half an hour.


I’m sharing this recipe with the following blog challenges… #CookBlogShare with Hijacked by Twins and #FreeFromFridays with Le Coin De Mel and Free From Farmhouse.

9 Comments:

  1. This looks like a lovely meal – I bet the boys love making up their own fajitas too #CookBlogShare

  2. I usually make mine with chicken and occasionally lamb never beef. I have not tried baking in the oven before but that sounds like a great idea I must give it a try.

    • It sounds like it’s about time you tried something different then! 🙂 Let me know what you think if you give lamb a try.

  3. Oooh yummy! What a delicious way to use lamb. Sorry for the late commenting and thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

    • Thanks Kirsty, always lovely for you to comment but don’t feel you have to as I know how busy you are xx

  4. Oooh yum! I had never thought of putting lamb in fajitas but what a great idea for easter left overs! x

  5. Fajitas is always a go-to meal for us and I would love to use lamb if anyone else in my family would eat it! #freefromfridays

    • Jon claims not to like lamb but every single thing I’ve shared on here he’s loved. I think the secret for lamb haters is to tell them it’s something else until they tell you how great it is and then let them in on the secret!

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