Fajita Recipe

There is nothing better than the sound of a sizzling fajita platter coming to your table at a Mexican restaurant. Full of...
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The Picky Eater

There is nothing better than the sound of a sizzling fajita platter coming to your table at a Mexican restaurant. Full of delicious smoky vegetables, this fajita is served with warm corn tortillas, shredded cheese, salsa, and avocado — this dish just screams deliciousness.

Ingredients

  • 2 Teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin slices
  • 2 orange bell peppers, cut into thin slices
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into thin slices
  • 3 carrots, cut on the diagonal into thin slices
  • 2 Teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 Teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/5 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 fifteen-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed
  • Mexican shredded cheese
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salsa, for topping
  • Guacamole or avocado, for topping

Directions

Heat a pan over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons of extra-virgin olive oil. Add onion, peppers, and carrots, and sauté for 3-5 minutes. Add all of the spices and sugar to the veggie mixture and sauté for another 10 minutes until the vegetables caramelize. Add black beans and cook another 5-10 minutes, until heated through.

Divide the black bean and bell pepper mixture evenly among the tortillas. Top with 2 tablespoons shredded cheese and 1 tablespoon cilantro. (dd salsa, guacamole/avocado, or other toppings as desired.

 

Fajita Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include chiles, rice, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Fajita Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.