There’s nothing better than the sound of a juicy cut of skirt steak sizzling over an open flame. Good news—today is National Fajita Day, held every year on August 18, where we celebrate the authentic taste of the southwest with the fiesta of flavor know as the fajita. Head to your local taqueria, cantina, or Mexican restaurant because today is all about satisfying those Mexican food cravings with this sizzling hot dish!
Why We Love National Fajita Day
A. We love meat
The approaching noise of sizzling meat is almost too much to bare. It halts conversations and commands attention—those who surround you usually lift their chins in jealousy to catch a whiff of the beef, onion, garlic, and chili that wafts on by to your table.
B. It's the perfect blend of sweet and savory
Nothing is better than an ultra-juicy, buttery skirt steak marinated with the zing of lime and the fiery kick of chili. The slightly sweet, very savory flavor gets even better with age—let it steep overnight to let the citrus tenderize and inundate the meat with unforgettable flavor.
C. It's a fiesta in a dish
Fajitas are a sizzling platter of meat and veggies that can be shared among many or selfishly enjoyed for one. They pack bold flavor in a surprisingly simple dish—definitely a fiesta for your tastebuds!
How to Celebrate National Fajita Day
1. Cook your way to fajita nirvana
Flex your culinary muscles with this easy yet flavorful dish. You just need some bell peppers, onions, a slab of quality beef, and a few sweet and savory ingredients to create a perfect melange of meat-veggie goodness.
2. Find the best sizzling special
Several restaurants across the nation offer sizzling hot deals on fajita menu items today. Find your nearest place that specializes in Mexican fare and indulge in the richly-marinated, grilled-to perfection taste!
3. Discover another fajitas-inspired dish
Fajita stuffed bell peppers, chicken fajita sliders, vegan sweet potato fajitas, shrimp fajita chili—the possibilities are endless with this tasty south-of-the-border dish!