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Have a Fiesta with Fajita Recipes

5 minutes read Aug 11,2021
Have a Fiesta with Fajita Recipes

Hot, sizzling, and sure to catch the attention of everyone around, fajitas are a favorite dish at Tex-Mex restaurants. But did you know that fajitas also make for a great camping meal? You can cook the veggies and meat in a pan over a campfire (using a grill grate, of course), making fajitas a quick meal to whip up while outdoors.

Next time you're camping, give one of these delicious fajita recipes a try. We promise you won't be disappointed!

3 Fajita Recipes to Make While Camping

1. Campfire Chicken Fajitas

This recipe for campfire chicken fajitas is intended to be cooked over a campfire. But we won't tell if you use an RV or camp stove instead! If you do cook over a campfire, use a heavy, heatproof pan, like a cast iron skillet.

Recipe borrowed from Adventure Gather Eat.

Marinade Ingredients

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Fajita Ingredients

  • 2-3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • (Optional) 1 jalapeno, sliced
  • Olive oil, for drizzling on veggies
  • Small tortillas, for serving
  • Cotija cheese, for topping (optional)
  • Hot sauce, for topping (optional)
  • Sour cream, for topping (optional)

Directions

  1. Marinate the chicken for 12 hours before cooking. Whisk together the marinade ingredients, then combine the marinade and the chicken in a plastic bag. Refrigerate for 12 hours.
  2. Before cooking, prepare the peppers and onions, then toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  3. Heat a cast iron or heavy, heatproof skillet over medium heat. If cooking over a campfire, use a low flame to achieve a medium heat.
  4. When the skillet is hot, add the chicken and cook until the chicken is lightly browned. Then, add the peppers and onions. Continue cooking until the veggies are cooked through, but still crispy.
  5. If desired, char the tortillas on a grill grate over a low flame before cooking. Serve fajita ingredients in tortillas.
Steak Fajitas with Toppings

2. Mexican Steak Fajitas

Get a taste from south of the border with this recipe for Mexican steak fajitas. The addition of orange juice has a dual purpose of adding a zesty twist while tenderizing the meat. While we love all fajita recipes, this one might take the cake!

Recipe borrowed from Taste of Home.

Marinade Ingredients

  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Fajita Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into ¼-inch strips
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • Tortillas, for serving
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, for serving (optional)
  • Salsa, for serving (optional)
  • Sour cream, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. In a plastic bag, combine the marinade ingredients. Then, add the beef and refrigerate for 2-4 hours to marinate.
  2. When ready to cook, heat a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onion and peppers in one tablespoon of oil until cooked through, but still crisp. Remove and set aside.
  3. Drain the marinade. In the same skillet, cook the beef over medium heat with the remaining tablespoon of oil until it reaches desired doneness, about 2-4 minutes.
  4. Serve fajita ingredients in tortillas and top as desired.
Sliced Peppers and Onions

3. Vegetarian Black Bean Fajitas

Meatless Monday is a trend that challenges individuals to not consume meat on Mondays. In doing so, you can reduce your carbon footprint, save money, and experiment with new flavors. Keep this recipe for vegetarian black bean fajitas for your next meatless meal!

Recipe borrowed from A Simple Palate.

Fajita Seasoning Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Fajita Ingredients

  • 2 green bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow or red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Tortillas, for serving
  • Guacamole, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Arrange sliced peppers and onions on a sheet pan, drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with fajita seasoning. Toss the veggies until evenly coated, then spread out on the pan and bake for 20 minutes, flipping once.
  3. Meanwhile, add the black beans, garlic powder, and salt (to taste) to a small saucepan. Cook for 8-10 minutes until the black beans have thickened slightly.
  4. Serve veggies, black beans, and desired toppings in warm tortillas.

Be sure to bookmark or save these fajita recipes for your next camping trip. With protein, vegetables, and bold flavors, these meals are sure to satisfy! Don't forget to pass them along to your camping buddies too.

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