Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Veggie Fajitas

Veggie Fajitas with Chips & Salsa
When we go out for Mexican food, I always order the same thing: Veggie Fajitas.

The meal usually includes Sauteed, Seasoned Vegetables, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, Shredded Lettuce, Tomatoes, Corn or Flour Tortillas, and sometimes Guacamole. I ask them to leave off the Shredded Cheese & Sour Cream - and usually ask them to omit the rice, too (I prefer plain rice). And, of course, Chips & Salsa are generally included with the meal.

It's a wonderful meal, but the fat content is MUCH higher than is good for me. And, the price is about 3 times what I can make it for at home.

So, here's my home version:

Fajita Veggies
Saute in non-stick skillet till done
1 (12oz) bag Frozen 3 Pepper & Onion mix (or 1 Bell Pepper & 1 Onion, cut in crescents)
2 (4oz) cans Mushrooms, drained (or equivalent fresh)
Optional: Zucchini and/or Summer Squash Cut in quarters lengthwise & sliced, Chopped Tomato
1 1/2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning (or, a little less than 1 packet store bought)
(I saute without oil or liquid - I only add a little drizzle of water if veggies stick, which is rare)

Serve with the above listed Accompaniments.

Tip for dining with Omnivores: I marinate beef strips in Fajita Marinade similar to this one, and grill the strips while I saute the veggies for this meal. I freeze the raw beef strips in the marinade, so at cooking time I just thaw and grill. Shredded Cheese & Sour Cream might also be welcomed by your Omnivore.

Make Ahead: Having homemade Salsa & prepared Rice on hand makes this go much more quickly. If you choose to have refried beans with this (I don't always) - then having some homemade on hand in the freezer, or just a can on the shelf (make sure they have no lard) can be a big help.

This is being shared on Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Simple LIving Wednesday, What's Cooking Wednesday, Penny Pinching Party


  1. I could eat Vegan Mexican Food almost everyday! LOVE this post! Everything looks wonderful...I can almost smell it thru the screen! YUM!

  2. Love it. Now that we are fasting it sounds delicious!


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