What could be easier…or go better with margaritas?
Start with whatever veggies you like…
This time around I used an onion, a red bell pepper and a green poblano pepper, along with a small zucchini, a sunburst squash, and some button mushrooms. Sliced portabello mushrooms are fantastic in fajitas, but I certainly wasn’t going to buy those when I still had button mushrooms leftover from making that chili last week. You can always throw in some sliced tofu or any veggies you like/have on hand.
I used 2 avocados, a tomato, a little lemon juice, garlic, and cilantro to make a chunky guacamole.
Then I sliced the veggies and stir-fried them in a little oil.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, I sauteed some garlic and then dumped in a can of seasoned re-fried black beans, added a little water, and stirred occasionally until heated through. That was our protein.
My BFF mixed up some margaritas, and I heated a couple of whole-wheat tortillas in a skillet.
…and there you have it…delicious fajitas…seriously, what could be easier?
- Peppers: $2
- Onions: $1
- Zucchini: $1
- Squash: $1
- Mushrooms: $1
- Avocados: $1.33
- Tomato: $0.88
- 1/2 Lemon: $0.33
- 3 cloves garlic: maybe about $0.25
- Cilantro: probably about $0.25 worth
- 2 tablespoons of oil: $0.08
- Black beans: $1.59
- Tortillas: $2.59
= $13.30 for 6 fajitas, which made 4 meals
It would definitely cost a lot more with chicken or beef, and I really don’t think anybody would miss it.