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Restaurant Style Bell Pepper Fajitas + Black Beans

Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Dairy Free
  • Vegetarian
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Why we love it:

You know that moment when fajitas come streaming out of the kitchen on a hot sizzling platter and cause a delicious smelling scene throughout the restaurant and you wish you had ordered them too? Yea, that’s this dish. If you have a cast iron skillet, you can heat it up in the oven until it’s scorching hot and then add the peppers to it for effect, but even minus the sizzle, the taste is here.


  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 12 teaspoon Black Pepper (freshly ground, to taste)
  • 212 Tablespoons Canola Oil (divided)
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 3 Bell Pepper (Orange, Yellow or Red)s (cut into strips)
  • 1 15-ounce can Black Beans
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese (or shredded mexican blend)
  • 4 Tablespoons Sour Cream (optional)
  • Flour Tortillas

Cooking Instructions

  • 1. SPICES

    In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic, 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper.


    Slice the bell peppers and onion into 1” thick strips. Season with 1 ½ Tablespoons canola oil and toss with the spice blend.

  • 3. SEAR

    Heat a cast iron or other large skillet over medium-high heat and add the bell pepper and onion mix; turn occasionally, until charred and tender, about 6 - 8 minutes. Open and drain the beans, add them to the pan and cook for 3 minutes or until hot.


    Slice avocado, add cheese and sour cream. Warm the tortillas in the oven or over the grill until just pliable.

  • 5. SERVING

    Serve on plates or in family sized platters.

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Kid Friendly Version

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How to Tweak This Recipe for Kids:

  • Let them make their own plates and fajitas
  • Add sautéed corn or edamame with the peppers
  • Garnish plate with fruit

For Toddlers

  • Mash beans and dice peppers for easier eating. Mash avocado

For Choosy Eaters

  • Consider adding rice or using cheese in the tortillas for a simple roll up
  • Add raw veggies or fruit, try yogurt on the side instead of sour cream
  • Add a sauce they like, hummus or BBQ or even ketchup

Prep Ahead & Use It Up

Cook beans and peppers ahead; don’t slice. Reheat in a sauté pan until warmed but not over cooked

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