Now whilst I’m pretty sure you’ve the impression that I wake up every morning pick up my barbecue tongs and spend the entire day cooking, eating and talking about cooking and eating, that couldnt be further from the truth.  In fact if that was the case this website would have to be jacksfatshack.com.

The truth is I am a normal bloke with a normal job and I do normal things which means weekdays normally calls for me and the Mrs to be really organised about what we eat and how we are going to cook depending on what we’re doing.

Tonight for example Mrs Shack dragged my ass to the forest for some HIIT pyramid sprints (that’s high intensity interval training for those of you not yet up on the Joe Wicks lingo).  We went for quick and tasty speedy fajita recipe for our return, and trust me nothing is gonna get your fat ass hoofing it like knowing there’s a tasty piece of sirloin ready to go on the barbie when you get home.

What you need:

2 pieces of sirloin steak

Your favourite rub

2 peppers

1 onion

quick fajita mix for the veg 2tsp cumin, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 tsp parika, pinch of chilli powder




Now we get extra prepared before we go running by chopping the onion and peppers into thin strips, throwing them in a wok with the spices and some water to get a slight brown colour before emptying the lot into the slow cooker on low to keep warm whilst we’re gone.

Spicy veggie-tables


Post run prepare the meat by spinkling with the rub.  I’ve used Marcus Bowdon’s House Rub for a nice light and herby flavour as there is plenty of kick in the veg already.  You can treat yourself to Marcus’ rub from our friends at Riverside by clicking the link right here.


I even use a GAS GRILL for quickness giving the steaks a light searing of four minutes per side.


Cut the steak into strips and assemble your fajitas to your liking.  My liking, plenty of cheese and a sprinkling of salad.


WALLOP!  what can be simpler than that, but hey that’s it, BBQ doesn’t have to be an over complicated 8 hour show stopper.  This meal is simple, tasty, healthy and ready in about 10 minutes.