You know when you’re in a restaurant and you always know when someone ordered fajitas? It’s that delectable, steamy trail they leave behind them that fills up the room in a dangerously tempting way. It’s time to bring that sweet spot scent right into your home.
We are mixing it up with ground turkey this week because we are, *ahem, trying to keep our resolutions over here.* The best part about these fajitas is the bell peppers because they take a savory, spicy festive dish and add that subtle sweet taste without the added calories and extra sugar. Let’s hit the ground running here, because just typing this is making us hungry!
- 1 lb. lean ground turkey
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 orange bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 sweet onion, sliced to a thin/medium thickness
- 5 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 3 tsp. chili powder
- 2 tsp. paprika
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- ½ cup lime juice
Begin by prepping the ground turkey in a medium saucepan using medium-high heat in olive oil and slowly pour in the water.
Add in sliced bell peppers – you can use half of each color if you prefer less bell pepper, or all three! Slowly begin to add in onion slices. Allow to heat until meat is cooked, about 10 minutes. Continue stirring and mixing around meat and vegetables until sizzling and meat is cooked through.
Thoroughly combine garlic, chili powder, paprika, sugar, garlic powder, and lime juice together in a small bowl.
Turn heat to low and start to evenly sprinkle and stir in the combined seasonings. Continue on low heat for 3-5 minutes and turn off heat. Add extra lime juice or water if necessary.
Move pan to another turned off burner to allow the seasoning to sink in with the generated heat.
Serve these delicious fajitas traditionally with warmed tortillas, or skip the extra carbs and whip up some guacamole and eat the meat and vegetables straight! The key is to get the flavors to all mix together, so if you indeed decide to eat the fajitas alone, you still get the packed flavor and nutrients combined.