We're posting one of the easiest, tastiest weeknight recipes. This dish is totally homemade and unbelievably delicious--but even easier to make! It's a toss it all in a pan and stick it in the oven kinda dish (aka my kinda dish). This lighter take on a classic Mexican meal is sure to satisfy your cravings while fitting your family's nutritional needs.
Healthy oven-baked fajitas are sure to be a family favorite. Like little tacos packed with bell peppers and onions, this dish is the PERFECT way to get those vegetables onto your child's plate.
Add guacamole for some healthy fat or a meat/bean of your choice for some protein! We love ours topped with some guac and feta cheese. And the best part? No store-bought fajita seasoning! Truly homemade and truly simple. We also love Trader Joe's handmade tortillas (they're to die for). Scroll down for the recipie!
HEALTHY OVEN-BAKED FAJITAS
These fajitas are gluten-free and can be made vegetarian or vegan to accomindate your dietary needs. And the best part? You can top them with whatever you want! Theyre fun, easy, and customizable (which we always love for families with picky eaters). You can even make the fajita seasoning ahead of time to minimize kitchen prep before dinner! This dish is great when you need something quick and easy. Recipie yeilds 4 fajitas.
For the seasoning:
- 1 tablespoon chilli powder
- 1/2 tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
For the fillings:
- 1 large onion
- 3 bell peppers of your choice (I like to do a green, orange, and red. Feel free to mix it up but make sure you have some variety to get the best flavor.)
- 2 tablespoons oil (I like olive oil the best)
- 1 lime
- 1 pound of a meat of your choice
- 1 can of bean (black beans are my favorite)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix all seasoning ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside. Feel free to make the seasoning ahead of time or even make it in bulk and have it stashed away for a rainy day.
- Cut the onion and bell peppers into strips and place them on a large baking dish. I like to use a baking sheet with sides and cover it with tinfoil to minimize post-dinner clean-up.
- Prepare your optional protein if desired. Slice your meat into strips or open and strain a can of beans and mix in with the veggies for added flavor. Cooking the protein with the vegetables will maximize the flavor of the dish (plus it's so easy!).
- Sprinkle the seasoning over you vegetables (and protein) and drizzle the oil onto the dish. Use your hands to toss the fillings until they are well coated.
- Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes, stirring half-way through.
- Squeeze 1/2 a lime over the top of your fillings. Serve over tortillas or with rice and top with guacamole, sour cream, cheese, cilantro, or lime. Enjoy!