What is the origin of fajitas?
What are Mexican fajitas called?
Skirt steak is the traditional (and original) cut of meat that was used when steak fajitas were first developed by Mexican ranchers in South and West Texas in the early 1930s. It was an inexpensive piece of meat that is high in flavor but not tender, at all.
Did Chili’s invent fajitas?
No, Chili’s didn’t invent fajitas, but they probably made them popular.
Who were some of the first people to eat fajitas?
According to Homero Recio, the A&M student who started studying the cut, it’s first recorded use was by the Mexican vaqueros of South and West Texas in the 1930s although its Mexican origins go back farther than that.
Why are fajitas so expensive?
If that cringey commercial isn’t enough reason to forego fajitas, here’s another: Although they’re supposed to be made from skirt steak, such factors as increased demand and import/export tariffs have raised skirt steak’s price to the point where many restaurants find it prohibitively expensive.
How are you supposed to eat fajitas?
Fajitas (flour tortillas with a choice of fillings) are filled and rolled by the diner, then eaten with the fingers. Spread soft fillings (refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, or melted cheese) onto the tortilla first, then add the strips of beef, chicken, or seafood and top with any garnishes.