Monday, September 15, 2014

Veggie Fajitas

I tried out a new recipe last week and then of course I had to make a bunch of changes as it was way to mild and I wanted to try some different veggies than were in the recipe and now I think I have come up with the perfect veggie fajitas for us.

1/2 of a small Sugar Pumpkin or Butternut Squash peeled and cut into narrow strips
1 small Zucchinni thinly sliced the long way
2 - Onions - thinly sliced
2 - Sweet Bell Peppers thinly sliced
5 - cloves of Garlic sliced into thin strips.
1 can Low Sodium Black Beans, rinsed, or if you prefer to cook your own, 2 cups of cooked Black Beans
1 - 2 TBSP Olive or Coconut Oil (liquified)

Home-made salsa, recipe of your choice we like the following one:
1/2 Onion
1/2 Sweet Bell Pepper
4 Roma Tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
1 Jalepeno (The amount will vary according to your taste.)
chopped and well mixed.

In a large baggie mix the following ingredients:
2 Tsp garlic powder
2 Tsp onion powder
2 Tsp oregano
1/4 Tsp Cumin
2 Tsp Chili Powder
1 Tsp Ancho Chili Powder
1 Tsp Hot Shot or Black Pepper
and for an extra kick at 1/8+ Tsp Cayenne Pepper

Toss the veggies in oil to coat, then put in the baggie with the spices and shake to coat before cooking.

Layered in a mesh grilling basket. I always put the onions on the bottom as they take the longest to cook, but things get stirred up when cooking. I am thinking this will also work well to bake them in the oven when winter sets in and it is way to cold to grill, but then we have two grills. One gas for summer and one charcoal for when it is too cold for gas.

Cook on grill in mesh basket until the veggies are soft (10 +/- minutes)  and then add the black beans and cook for an additional 2 to 5 minutes until the beans are heated.

If you prefer to eat them with tortillas, you may use whatever kind you prefer, heated. You could also do them as lettuce wraps. We prefer to just eat the veggies as we do not eat many grains.

Serve the veggie mix topped with the salsa and shredded cheese and enjoy!

Next time I think I may try adding Sweet Potatoes in the mix.

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