Thursday, February 26, 2015

Easy Pork Fajitas

I love Mexican food! It's probably my 2nd favorite behind Italian (give me pasta and some wine and I am one HAPPY girl!!).  And when you throw a margarita in the mix, it's food time bliss. Mmmmmm....


Well I made some easy pork fajitas the other night that were pretty darn tasty. We didn't have margaritas (bummer) - but it was still a yummy meal.  I didn't initially think about sharing the recipe so I forgot to take many photos until it was all cooked up. But I'll share what I've got and the recipe as it was so easy (made it in the slow cooker) and flavorful.


You take a boneless pork loin roast (about 2 to 3 pound roast) and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of fajita seasoning all over it. You can find packets of that seasoning usually where you find the taco shells and other Mexican staples in the grocery store. If you have a smaller roast use a little less seasoning. Pour a cup of your favorite salsa all over the top too. Then cover and cook on low 8-10 hours like you would for a pulled pork. You don't need to add any water. The salsa simmers down and you have a nice tasty sauce left in the bottom. I know you see peppers in the photo - we'll get to those in a minute.

 
 
 

When the pork is all done and tender take it out and shred it with 2 forks. Sorry for weird magenta glow - I think my shirt was reflecting in the forks. Lol  Place the pork back in the slow cooker and you can go one of the 2 ways next. Either take a bag of frozen stir-fry bell peppers and onions that have been thawed and throw them in. Put the cooker on high and cook another 30 minutes. Or you can do what I did which was to slice up some red, orange, & yellow bell peppers and 1/2 an onion and saute them in a pan with a little oil and more fajita seasoning for about 5 minutes and then throw them in the slow cooker and cook a little longer until everything is heated through well.

 

Then just warm some flour tortillas in the oven and place your pork and peppers and onions in the middle. Add a little sour cream, guacamole and some shredded Mexican style cheese and you're good to go. Pretty easy but really yummy.

 

I make my guacamole by mashing up avocado (about 3) and squeeze the juice of one lime over the top. Add a little minced garlic, chopped cilantro and salt & pepper to taste. Then I like to add a little dollop of sour cream to blend into the guacamole to make it even creamier. Chill for an hour and Ole!

 

** On a side note - thank you so much to those of you entering the journal give-away as I so badly want to give back to you lovely friends with some fun goodies! If you haven't entered yet please feel free to click on the link and do so! 

 

One other note: I'm going to have a busy weekend ahead so I may not be able to do some posting for a few days. I will be back soon though! Wishing you all a blessed weekend ahead. xo 

 
 


11 comments:

  1. Oooh - this looks really good! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yummy and easy - that's what works for me! ;)

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  2. I can tell from the directions that this is one flavorful, easy to prepare meal Carrie! I've been coming across lots of crock pot recipes lately and since this is the perfect time of year to use it, I think I'm going to have to dust mine off and get to work ;).

    Hope you're doing something fun this weekend, but whatever you're doing, stay warm!

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    1. Crockpot has become one of my favorite words in our English language! ;)

      Hope you've got lots of yummy things planned for the future in yours. My next favorite tool/word - grill!!

      xo

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  3. This sounds really good, I'm putting it on my list to try!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, stay warm!! xx

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    1. Hope you like it Carrie-girl. Even better with a margarita!! ;)

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  4. Ooh a margarita, now youre talking! I haven't had one of those for ages. That recipe looks delish, we love Mexican too xx

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    1. Wish you were closer Alison - we could indulge in a margarita together! Ole!! ;)

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  5. I love Mexican food too - and a good margarita as well - don't get those here!! Not good ones! xx

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    1. Well if you ever get to the states Amy - look me up. I know some places for a great margarita!! ;)

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    2. I used to live there! We had great ones when we went to Boston last year! By coincidence we were looking for some tequila today, but couldn't find any, I need to go to a better shop! xx

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