Like all popular and famous recipes, fajitas also have their own day on the calendar. Every August 18, National Fajita Day is celebrated in the United States and Mexico. A perfect day to commemorate this popular Tex-Mex dish. If you also want to celebrate it, join us to learn a little more about this popular recipe.
Fajitas, a very popular dish of Tex-Mex cuisine
Fajitas are a very popular and world famous recipe. Many people mistakenly associate it with Mexican cuisine. But it actually belongs to Tex-Mex cuisine, that is, to the fusion of Mexican and Texan cuisine.
It consists of a tortilla stuffed with various ingredients. Although, originally, they were only made with beef. Later, they are accompanied with different vegetables and sauces, creating a very complete, versatile and delicious dish.
In addition, the origin of this dish is very humble. It took place in the 60’s, when many Mexicans came to Texas to work. There they worked on ranches, on the banks of the Rio Grande, where they took care of the cattle and crops of the ranch owners.
Every time the ranch owners slaughtered an animal, they paid the workers with a few cuts of meat, the least appreciated or the ones that no one wanted. So, as necessity sharpens ingenuity, they decided to cook this tough and fibrous meat on the grill, cut into long strips. Then, they served them on a tortilla. Thus was born the first Tex-Mex fajita.
Celebrate Fajita Day
This day, like most, has its origin in the United States. It was created in 2016, by the restaurant chain “On The Border Mexican Grill and Cantina”. A great marketing strategy that has popularized, even more if you know, fajitas.
Every August 18 it is very common to go to Mexican restaurants to taste different fajitas recipes to celebrate it. Although there are also those who make their own recipes at home.
If you also want to celebrate Fajitas Day, take a look at this recipe for Chicken and Guacamole Fajitas, and celebrate this day in the best way possible.
And don’t forget to share your best fajitas using the hashtag #nationalfajitaday.
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