This week I made a fab version of my non-sizzle fajitas (I know, that takes out all the fun) that I just had to share with you! Making Mexican food at home can be really great because it allows everyone to personalize their own dishes. This time, I cooked the veggies perfectly, so they were still crunchy and the onions didn’t disappear- something that I always seem to do when over-cooking them. I used Chili Powder and Lime juice to give the veggies a nice kick and unique taste.
Chili-Lime Veggies & Faux-Fajitas
1 lb Ground Beef (I normally use turkey but this was all we had)
1 packet McCormick’s Fajita Seasoning
1/4 cup Water
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
12 mini-Sweet Peppers
1 Sweet Onion
1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
2 Tablespoons – 1/4 cup Lime Juice
1 teaspoon-1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
Salt, Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Paprika (to taste)
Garnish: Tortilla Chips, Corn Tortillas, Avocado, Shredded Cheddar, Chopped Tomatoes, Hot Sauce, Sour Cream, etc.
1. Cook/chop up the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Drain fat, if any and add seasoning packet & 1/4 Cup Water. Lower heat and simmer.
2. Meanwhile, chop onion and peppers and throw into a saute pan with the oil, garlic, and lime juice, over medium heat. Mix in seasonings. Cook while meat is cooking, about 10-20 minutes.
3. Serve meat and veggies with desired garnish.
What else can you do? Feel free to add any veggies you want, like mushrooms or zucchini. MMM!