This is another of those crazy cheap meals that Bon Appetit featured in their January issue. This recipe stuck out at me because it was odd. Very odd. Who has ever had fajitas with chorizo and yams? Weird. Well, it’s delicious. Each person that had it thought at first bite that it was a bit odd but then quickly ended up really enjoying the flavors. Not only was it delicious, it was very cheap. AND it fed more than it said – four adults for dinner and 2 for lunch the following day.
Now just a word about yams – I could not find them at my HEB so I subbed sweet potatoes. Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing.They are not actually even related. Yams are a member of the Dioscoreaceae family and sweet potatoes are a member of the Convolvulaceae family (or the morning glory family). That being said, they taste pretty much the same – yams are slightly sweeter and have less of a potatoe-y texture. So, if yams are cheaper, use those, if sweet potatoes are cheaper, use those. 🙂