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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vegetarian Fajitas

I wanted to make fajitas the other day and didn't want to use the prepackaged seasoning mix.  I wondered if I could find a home made recipe that would be equal to or better than the restaurant mix.  For my family it does have to taste good.  :-)  So I searched out a few recipes and then adjusted to fit our family and came up with a great seasoning.  Last night we had veggie fajitas!  YUM!  This recipe could easily be adjusted for any vegetables you wanted to toss in or even chicken.  But green peppers are plentiful in my garden right now so that is primarily what I used!

-2 red bell peppers sliced
-2 green bell peppers sliced
-2 med sized onions halved and sliced
-2 cups cooked black beans
-2 cups vegetable broth
-3 TBSP homemade fajita seasoning
-1 tsp corn starch in about 2 TBSP water
-flour or corn tortillas
-toppings (we used lettuce and sour cream)

Combine the sliced peppers, sliced onions and vegetable broth into a large saute pan.  Cover and simmer about 10 minutes.  Add the black beans and fajita seasoning.  Bring up to a simmer and add the corn starch mixed in the water.  Stir for 1 minute, it will thicken just a little bit.

Serve with the toppings and let everyone make their own wraps.

This is a picture of the pepper mixture, doesn't it just look delicious!  And the second pic is my sons fajita!  The family loved them, will definitely be making them again.
Here is the fajita seasoning mixture:
2 TBSP Chili Powder
1 TBSP Salt
1 TBSP Paprika
1 TBSP Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp Cumin

(if you like it spicier you can add more cayenne)


Pam Sorooshian said...

Yummy. I've never had an actual recipe for fajitas seasoning - always just winged it. This looks great and i think it looks a whole lot like dinner for tonight! It is red bell peppers that are plentiful around here right now - so will throw those in!

Carol Flett said...

Sounds terrific! I would replace the cornstarch though. It is usually made with GMO corn.

Pam Genant said...

Carol it depends on where you get your corn starch, there are organic corn starches out there.