When the rare occasion does occur in which I consume a meal inside a Tex-Mex restaurant, I almost always go the fajitas route.
Why? They’re one of the healthiest choices on the menu. Cooked in a little oil, they’re mostly lean meat and veggies. While the flour tortillas and globs of sour cream can set you back, overall they’re a solid Tex-Mex choice.
Not only that, they’re juicy and loaded with all the smoky spices of Mexican cuisine.
And it got me thinking…why don’t I make it myself at home?
While fajitas are pretty simple already (meat+veggies in a skillet), I’ve made them EVEN EASIER today by throwing the whole fiesta onto a sheet pan and into the oven.
Yup, we’re doing another addition of sheet pan suppers, making steak fajitas quick, healthy, and, most importantly, a breeze to clean up.
Let’s get to it, y’all!
As a new mom, I still love spending hours cooking and tinkering with new recipes. In fact, many of the recipes of the past few months have been concocted with lil’ McNugget strapped to me chest…he’s a fabulous sous chef…
But, as a new mom, I also need some meals to be ready in minutes and won’t leave me drowning in dishes afterwards. That’s why I’ve started creating these one pan suppers. All the meat and veggies on one sheet pan that are cooked in 15-20 minutes. A few weeks ago, I brought you the inaugural sheet pan supper of One Pan Asian Roasted Salmon with Veggies.
For this recipe, you will need:
1) 30 minutes (that includes prep and cooking time)
2) One rimmed sheet pan+aluminum foil (crucial for easy clean-up)
3) 1 pound of lean steak like strip, hanger, or flat iron
4) A few veggies like bell peppers, onions, zucchini, or squash
5) A handful of spices you probably already have in your pantry
That's about it.
I love a recipe like this because you can customize it to what your family likes and what you need to use up in your pantry and fridge.
In our house, we often serve our fajita meat and veggies atop a bed of shredded romaine with diced tomatoes, cilantro, salsa, avocado, and, if we’re wild, some shredded grassfed cheddar. A few sweet potato or blue corn chips usually join the fiesta, too.
If that sounds a little too craycray for your family, serve these fajitas restaurant-style with warmed tortillas (I recommend corn…more flavor and no gluten), some rice and beans if you tolerate them, and whatever fix-ins float your boat.
Need ideas for leftovers if you’re lucky enough to have them? Whisk up a few eggs and toss in the steak and veggies for a FLAVORTASTIC scramble. You could also throw them ontop of a premade pizza crust (I like the frozen cauliflower crust from Trader Joe’s) with a schmear of salsa for a Tex-Mex pizza.
And now my mouth is watering…Tex Mex pizza….gosh I’m good…
Curious what’s my favorite fajita fix-in? Hands down it would be guacamole. And a strong margarita.
Alrighty gang, that’s all for today! Go get you some steak and throw this dinner together TONIGHT. I assure you the entire family will be happy campers.
Healthy Happy Texan
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