Magic happens when...you think you have the ingredients to make that one simple dish and find out you have to substitute 2 or more of those ingredients and change the recipe...DRASTICALLY change the recipe.
What started out as Fajitas is now Fajitas Grande and it was good enough that my ever so picky husband went back for seconds.
1Cut each beef strip twice to make smaller pieces. In a large pot, combine and completely brown the beef strips and extra lean ground beef over medium heat.
2Once the meat is browned, using a strainer, drain the excess fat and add the meat back to the pot.
3Using your judgement, add salt, pepper, onion salt, and garlic powder to the meat to season and mix well.
4Add 1/2 bag of frozen stir fry vegetables to the meat. (Or if you prefer add your choice of fresh vegetables)Let the meat and vegetables cook together for approximately 10 minutes over medium/low heat.
5Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees. Once vegetables are cooked, add the marinade to the meat and vegetables and let simmer on low heat for about 7 minutes to seal in the flavour. (Use about 3/4 of the marinade and save the remaining 1/4 for later.)
6Drizzle a bit of oil (Not too much) on the bottom of a large baking dish and spread around to keep tortillas from sticking. and add 2 tomato basil tortillas-Completely cover the bottom of the dish with the tortillas leaving no glass showing.
7Turn off the stove and add a layer of the meat and vegetables over the tortiallas, then top the layer with cheese. Add a second layer of the meat mixture and top with cheese again. Then add two more tortillas-completely covering the cheese. Drizzle the remaining marinade over the top and spread around with a spoon. Add one last layer of cheese on top.
8Place the entree in the oven for approximately 10 minutes or until cheese is completely melted. Remove from oven and let cool for about 7 minutes. Once cooled cut entree length wise twice and width wise three times.
9Serve/Garnish with lettuce and sour cream and/or guacamole.