Friday, 24 July 2020

Enjoying Ye Olde Oak Hot Dog Fajitas


{This is a collaborative post}

I don't know about you but I get quite bored with trying to come up with different meals that all the family will eat, whilst not taking too long to prepare. Of course, I enjoy a good roast dinner or a slow-cooked casserole but sometimes I just need a filling and wholesome meal that I can put together in 20-30 minutes.

Fajitas is one of my go-to meals as all the family like to be able to get hands-on and make their own choice of what will go in their wrap. We range from Miss E who likes a fairly plain wrap with meat, sour cream, cheese and sweetcorn to my husband, who will pack a little of everything in.

In past times we have normally opted for chicken in our fajitas or we've had veggie ones with sweet potato and mixed beans, but yesterday we tried something new and had hot god fajitas. Hot dogs may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fajitas but I know all my family enjoy them and let's be honest, they are a really cheap way of adding protein to your meal.


We were sent a couple of tins of Ye Olde Oak jumbo hot dogs. These are 6 large (50g) hot dogs for £1.00, so the value really is excellent and they fit in so well when you are on a tight budget. Just recently the Ye Olde Oak brand has had a make-over and now the tins are bright green and very easy to spot on the shelves. The range has also been expanded, with there now being a posh option, fiery, peri-peri, low salt, American style, cocktail and of course the classic too. We've been buying the classic ones for years as the kids love to have chopped hot dogs on a cheese and beans jacket potato.

It was the first time we had seen the fiery ones and I decided to use those for the fajitas for a bit of extra kick. Here is what you'll need if you want to prepare easy and quick fajitas for the family -


Ingredients


  • 2 peppers
  • 2 onions
  • 1 easy fajitas kit (wraps, fajita spice and salsa)
  • 1 tin of Ye Olde Oak jumbo hot dogs
  • Grated cheese
  • Sweetcorn
  • Sour cream or creme fraiche
  • Guacamole


 
Method


  1. Slice up your onions and peppers
  2. Slice your hot dogs. I left ours in big chunks for a good bite
  3. Decant your cheese, sour cream, guacamole, sweetcorn and salsa into bowls for sharing with the family
  4. Heat some oil in a large wok/ pan and then fry the onions and peppers until they soften. Add some fajita spice mix and fry some more. 
  5. Add in the hot dogs for the last few minutes and make sure they get coated in the spice mix too
Viola, your meal is ready to take to the table for you all to sit and enjoy together. It really is such a social dish and great for getting people chatting around the table. And on that note, if you struggle to get the kids to chat at dinner time, why not introduce a new family meal tradition? 

Since our kids were young we have tried to share one good thing from our day that we are grateful for. One thing that didn't go to plan or wasn't so good and something we have learnt. It is excellent to have these prompts to get the kids to think before they even come to the table as they know they'll be asked. 

Enjoy!




4 comments:

  1. Oh I have never thought to use hot dogs in wraps, my son would love these!

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    1. I know, so simple but it works really well and is super econokmic too!

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  2. Hot dogs in fajitas sounds awesome, I'd have never thought of that myself. I really want to do fajitas now x

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    1. I love fajitas, all that sour cream and guacamole - Yum!

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