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I tried a new sandwich today: this one came about through some left-overs from yesterday, and I'm sure that it would have been top-notch if I were to make the fajitas that day, but you know how it is.  The thing is, also, that everything worked out in my favor, and I got the best of both worlds:

1.  Yesterday after the fajitas were ready, I used them as part of my tasty little dinner.  As usual, chef made too much, and I wasn't about to throw away this leftover meat.  Leftover pasta, maybe.  Leftover green beans or macaroni, probably.  But something as good as chicken and beef fajitas that you might not eat on a regular basis, how 'bout "Scotty don't"?  Besides, since today this was just a quick lunch sandwich, I wasn't about to go through the trouble of grilling some raw meat.  I would if I were serving several guests, though.  Anyway...

2.  ...If I wouldn't have had fajitas last night, I couldn't have had a fajita sub today.  Even though the quality wasn't five stars or anything, it was much better than the everyday standard.  This fact in itself is enough to make the sandwich thoroughly enjoyable.  So you make the best of it:

 

Bread

A six-inch bakery-style sub or 'hoagie' worked nicely.  You could use a variety of bread types, but this particular one I had on hand was 'white' and came in a six-pack bag from the local grocery store bakery.

Meat

Beef fajitas, chicken fajitas, or a combination of both should be used.  Cooking them yourself has the advantage of freshness, but I've also fould that a brand put out by the local grocery store, which is precooked, is also very good.  They are already seasoned and grilled; all you do is heat them up.  If you pan-heat them, add some water to keep them 'juic-ay'. 

Cheese

It isn't necessary, but I think it adds to the sandwich (fellow cheeseheads unite).  You can use cheddar slices or shredded cheddar (again, like the meat, pre-bagged for convenience).  Let me know if there are any other cheeses that work well with this.

Condiments

I couldn't think of any, but don't let that stop you from experimenting.

Vegetables

Shredded lettuce, tomato (like potato: is that spelled with or without an 'e'?  Dammit, Quayle!).

Variations

The basic concept for this sandwich is derived from the original fajita taco, or even a gordita (pita) or a torta.  Fajitas, lettuce, tomato, cheese, maybe hot sauce wrapped in a flour tortilla.  Since I would consider the fajita taco a sandwich as well, I only included it as the root of the fajita sandwich here to save space and time.  The fajita sandwich is not intended in any way to replace the fajita taco, primarily for historical reasons.  And maybe the fact that fajita tacos rule.
















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