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top view of pork fajitas in a skillet with salsa verde pork, bell peppers, onions, limes, cilantro and tortillas

 


Pork Fajitas sluggish cooked in honey, lime, salsa verde goodness then topped with scorching bell peppers for outrageously straightforward, juicy fajitas each time.


These Pork Fajitas are restaurant scrumptious and the most effective half is the sluggish cooker does a lot of the work!  They’re an ideal for all these busy nights when you’ve gotten simply 15 minutes to stir fry some peppers and pile in your juicy, tangy, fall-aside-tender pork.  You can also make pork fajitas loaded with all of your favourite toppings or pork fajita salad bowls, pork fajita burritos or a pork fajita bar all from this Pork Fajitas recipe!  The pork additionally freezes and reheats superbly for a fast and straightforward dinner that’s wholesome, satisfying and tastes higher than any restaurant at a fraction of the price.

top view of pork fajitas in a skillet with salsa verde pork, bell peppers, onions, limes, cilantro and tortillas

PORK FAJITA RECIPE

I’m barely obsessive about fajitas.  From my Hen Fajitas, Crockpot Hen Fajitas,  Steak Fajitas, Shrimp Fajitas, Sheet Pan Fajita Salmon, and on and on, I can’t recover from the combo of tender, Mexican spiced meat and crisp tender charred bell peppers slathered in luscious bitter cream all wrapped in a heat tortilla – its textural palate pleasing bliss.  So after I made my Salsa Verde Honey Lime Pork recipe, I knew simply what to make subsequent – Pork Fajitas!

My Salsa Verde Pork on this Pork Fajita recipe is predicated off of my Sluggish Cooker Honey Lime Salsa Verde Hen.   It’s considered one of my favourite and hottest recipes so I knew it might make an equally tantalizing, and much more juicy pulled pork model.  This Honey Lime Salsa Verde Pork didn’t disappoint – it is mouthwatering tender and dripping with tangy fiesta flavors and pairs superbly with the fiesta spiced crispy bell peppers.

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TIPS AND TRICK TO MAKE PORK FAJITAS

  • Forged Iron Skillet.  A forged iron skillet provides you with the perfect char for restaurant fashion bell peppers.  When you don’t personal a forged iron skillet, make certain your pan is scorching scorching earlier than you add your bell peppers.
  • Bell peppers.  You should use no matter combo of peppers you want.  You’ll be able to even add extra peppers should you favor.
  • Pineapple.   Attempt including pineapple to you fajitas  –  it provides a pleasant, juicy freshness.
  • Spice it up.  The spice degree as written shouldn’t be very spicy, simply flavorful.  I really like so as to add scorching sauce to my particular person Pork Fajitas – I feel it actually makes the flavors pop.
  • Lime.  Don’t overlook the lime!  The lime brightens and enlivens the earthy fajita flavors.

far away side view of pork fajitas in a skillet with salsa verde pork, bell peppers, onions, limes, cilantro and tortillas

Can I exploit totally different meat for Pork Fajitas?

Sure!  You possibly can swap the pork for Mexican Hen, Carnitas, Chipotle Pork, Beef Barbacoa or any of your favourite Mexican protein then comply with the identical instructions for cooking the bell peppers.

Can I add Bell Peppers to the Sluggish Cooker?

I personally want cooking my bell peppers in a forged iron skillet for this Pork Fajita recipe to infuse them with extra taste and develop that fantastic attribute fajita char, however you possibly can add them on to your sluggish cooker for the last word straightforward Pork Fajitas.

showing how to make pork fajitas by stir frying red, yellow and green bell peppers

So far as how lengthy to prepare dinner peppers within the sluggish cooker, DON’T consider different sluggish cooker fajita recipes (or any sluggish cooker recipe) that tells you so as to add the bell peppers firstly of the recipe – you’ll find yourself with a pile of mushy peppers.

As an alternative, add the bell peppers the final 30-45 minutes of cooking then prepare dinner on HIGH.   The time vary is because of the variance in sluggish cookers and the way crisp-tender every reader likes their peppers.

Pork Fajitas

WHAT TOPPINGS GO WITH PORK FAJITAS?

These Pork Fajitas don’t want a lot by means of toppings as a result of they’re already bursting with taste.  My favourite strategy to serve them is piled in corn tortillas (I do know flour tortillas are pictured – however belief me!), my Salsa Verde Ranch Crema (its Superb!) and scorching sauce.

In case you don’t need to make the crema, you’ll be able to simply use bitter cream or Greek yogurt, however please don’t skip the tangy creaminess in some type!  The wealthy, strong flavors of the Pork Fajitas want the cool refreshing, creaminess to marry all of the flavors collectively.

Different favourite Pork Fajita toppings embrace:

up close side view of pork fajitas in a skillet with salsa verde pork, bell peppers, onions, limes, cilantro and tortillas

WHAT SIDES SHOULD I SERVE WITH PORK FAJITAS?

These Pork Fajitas are virtually a meal-in-one, however every little thing is best with beans and both Mexican Rice or Cilantro Lime Rice.  You may also serve with an enormous inexperienced salad, Corn Salad with Cilantro Lime French dressing or Southwest Salad and both Good Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Dressing or Pina Colada Fruit Salad,  and naturally you may be everyones’ hero for those who serve Churros for dessert!

authentic Mexican rice with fire roasted tomatoes in a blue skillet

HOW SHOULD I SERVE PORK FAJITAS?

Soooo many prospects in terms of learn how to serve Pork Fajitas for a brand new dinner with the identical pork!

  • Pork Fajitas: Serve the pork, and bell peppers wrapped in tortilla with bitter cream, salsa/pico de gallo, recent lime and scorching sauce to style.
  • Pork Fajita Salad: Toss the pork and bell peppers with lettuce, corn, black beans, pepitas/sunflower seeds, cheese and/or tortilla strips then drizzle with Tomatillo Avocado Ranch or Cilantro Lime Dressing.
  • Pork Fajita Quesadilla: sandwich the pork and bell peppers in a flour tortillas and smother with cheese and bake, grill or soften cheese on the range.  Serve with a wholesome dose of bitter cream, salsa and guacamole.
  • Pork Fajita Burritos:  Layer a big tortilla with pork, bell peppers, rice, black beans, lettuce, bitter cream and guacamole and wrap up burrito fashion.
  • Pork  Fajita Burrito Bowl: Pile the pork and bell peppers on a mattress of rice with black beans, lettuce and tortilla chips with condiments of selection or Tomatillo Avocado Ranch.

Are you able to Make Pork Fajitas in Advance?

Prep Greens forward:  Whereas your pork is sluggish cooking, you possibly can slice all of your bell peppers and onions prematurely so all that’s left to do is prepare dinner for 10 minutes or so.

showing how to make pork fajitas by chopping bell peppers and red onion

Prepare dinner Greens Forward:  Alternatively, you possibly can prepare dinner your onions and bell peppers prematurely so that you simply should heat them within the skillet or microwave when the pork is completed.   Ensure you don’t overcook your bell peppers the primary time in order that they keep crisp-tender when reheated.

showing how to make pork fajitas by stir frying red, yellow and green bell peppers

Make Pork Forward:  It’s also possible to make the Salsa Verde Pork completely prematurely and reheat for these Pork Fajitas.

showing how to make pork fajitas by slow cooking pork with salsa verde in the crock pot

Can I freeze Pork Fajitas?

You’ll be able to freeze the pork however you can’t freeze the bell peppers or they may grow to be mushy when reheated.

To freeze pork:

  • Let pork cool utterly.
  • Divide pork into desired servings measurement amongst freezer luggage, preserving a number of the juices.
  • Squeeze out extra air, seal and label.
  • Freeze pork for as much as three months.
  • When able to serve, thaw in a single day within the fridge.
  • Reheat on the range prime till warmed via.

showing how to make pork fajitas by adding pork bell peppers and sour cream to a tortilla

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Pork Fajitas

Pork Fajitas sluggish cooked in honey, lime, salsa verde goodness then topped with scorching bell peppers for outrageously straightforward, juicy fajitas each time.
These Pork Fajitas are restaurant scrumptious and the most effective half is the sluggish cooker does a lot of the work!  They’re an ideal for all these busy nights when you will have simply 15 minutes to stir fry some peppers and pile in your juicy, tangy, fall-aside-tender pork.  You can also make pork fajitas loaded with all of your favourite toppings or pork fajita salad bowls, pork fajita burritos or a pork fajita bar all from this Pork Fajitas recipe!  The pork additionally freezes and reheats superbly for a fast and straightforward dinner that’s wholesome, satisfying and tastes higher than any restaurant at a fraction of the fee.

top view of pork fajitas in a skillet with salsa verde pork, bell peppers, onions, limes, cilantro and tortillas

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Elements

  • four cups salsa verde pork recipe makes greater than four cups
  • Eight-12 Corn or flour tortillas I like to recommend corn
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • three bell peppers thinly sliced (any combine of colours)
  • half purple onion thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp EACH floor cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder
  • 1/four teaspoon salt
  • 1/four teaspoon chipotle chili powder non-compulsory for warmth
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice

Salsa Verde Ranch Crema (elective)

  • 1 cup bitter cream might sub Greek yogurt
  • three tablespoons salsa verde
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice to style
  • 2 teaspoons dry ranch seasoning combine

Topping Concepts (non-compulsory)

  • cheese
  • bitter cream
  • Do-it-yourself Salsa or retailer purchased
  • Guacamole/chopped avocados
  • cilantro
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • scorching sauce

Elements

  • four cups salsa verde pork recipe makes greater than four cups
  • Eight-12 Corn or flour tortillas I like to recommend corn
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • three bell peppers thinly sliced (any combine of colours)
  • half pink onion thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp EACH floor cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder
  • 1/four teaspoon salt
  • 1/four teaspoon chipotle chili powder elective for warmth
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice

Salsa Verde Ranch Crema (elective)

  • 1 cup bitter cream might sub Greek yogurt
  • three tablespoons salsa verde
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice to style
  • 2 teaspoons dry ranch seasoning combine

Topping Concepts (non-compulsory)

  • cheese
  • bitter cream
  • Do-it-yourself Salsa or retailer purchased
  • Guacamole/chopped avocados
  • cilantro
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • scorching sauce
top view of pork fajitas in a skillet with salsa verde pork, bell peppers, onions, limes, cilantro and tortillas

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Directions

  1. Put together Salsa Verde Pork based on instructions.

  2. Put together Salsa Verde Ranch Crema by whisking collectively all the components collectively in a small bowl. Cowl and retailer within the fridge till able to serve.

  3. When able to serve, add one tablespoon olive oil to a big forged iron skillet and warmth over medium excessive warmth. As soon as very popular, add bell peppers, onion and all spices listed beneath bell peppers. Sauté for three-four minutes or till crisp-tender. Stir in half tablespoon lime juice.

  4. Assemble fajitas by layering tortillas with cheese (elective), salsa verde pork, bell peppers and desired toppings. Prime with Salsa Verde Ranch Crema and scorching sauce.

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