Tuesday, August 11, 2015

{Recipe Files}: Portobello and Poblano Fajitas+Some Love

I shared with you all last week that I had a friend and her husband over and my friend eats vegan. I've never intentionally cooked vegan, and being a cheese-lover, most of my meals have some kind of cheese in it.

Luckily I found this really tasty recipe on Pinterest--of course, and it was a success (and really easy, too!)
Original recipe makes 2-3 servings. This recipe is for 4-6.
What You Need:

-4 large portobello mushroom caps, sliced (long and skinny)
-4 bell peppers (I did 2 red, 2 yellow), thinly sliced
-2 poblano peppers, seeds removed and thinly sliced
-1 medium onion, cut into long slices
-Olive oil
-tortillas (8+)
-cumin
-garlic powder
-sea salt
-sliced jalapeno (I accidentally left these out and it was still good)
*Optional: A1 sauce
Toppings: guacamole, salsa, sour cream (non-vegan)

What You Do:
1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add in a dash of olive oil followed by the onion and peppers (bell, poblano and jalapeño peppers). Season with salt, cumin and garlic powder. (I added a few shakes, stirred, and then added a few more shakes of each)
Stir often and cook until soft and slightly caramelized. 

2. While the peppers and onions are cooking, get a medium skillet and add a dash of olive oil and then the mushrooms. Season with some salt and cook until brown. 
If you want a bit of added flavor, add in the A1 sauce and mix until mushrooms are coated.

3. Warm the tortillas in the microwave. Then prepare your fajitas. I added sour cream (not vegan), mushrooms, peppers, guac and salsa.
This made enough for 2 fajitas per person, plus 2-3 extras.

These came together so easily and were so full of flavor! There were no leftovers when we were done and everyone said how good they were. My meat-loving husband said that he would have liked meat in them, but that they were still good the way they were (I'd just load up on the mushrooms for the meat lovers so it feels more hearty).

If you're looking for an easy vegan (or just vegetarian) recipe, this one hits the mark!
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And it's a perfect day for Pamela's link up for Share the Love because I adore the girl who I'm guest posting for today.
Christina is so sweet, always fashionable, has the cutest pup--Stella--and is the consummate entertainer with all kinds of tips and ideas for hosting friends and family for various get togethers. Not to mention, she has been to some pretty awesome places, which I get to live vicariously through her by reading all about them!
Go check out my guest post today on her blog, The New Mrs, which happens to be about vacationing and travel!

23 comments:

  1. Yup, this sounds amazing! I LOVE anything Mexican so you sold me with fajitas lol! And Christina really is the sweetest! I want to go to a party on her back porch haha!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Yummy yummy! I LOVE mexican and double love mushrooms!

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  3. Gary would seriously loves these - he loves portobello mushrooms! I think it's safe to say I would add the sour cream to mine and maybe cheese since we don't have to make them vegan lol! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. These sound super good! I have been thinking about trying to eat meatless one day a week and this sounds like the perfect recipe to try!

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  5. These look so good! I would probably add meat as well since my boyfriend prefers that in most of his meals haha.

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  6. This would be perfect if we sub mushrooms for chicken. Or steak! Mmm

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  7. oh my does this look tasty. count me in to try this one asap!! nom nom! ;)

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  8. Oh this looks so yummie. Thanks for posting it as I'm always look for recipes for meatless dinners.

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  9. Okay, I'll admit that I hate mushrooms... like HATE! Sad day for me and this recipe, ha ha! But I'm still gonna try it and just do chicken instead of the mushrooms! Love when you post recipes!!

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  10. Looks delicious and perfect for those nights where you just don't feel for meat! Yum!

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  11. Love anything fajitas - or really anything with guacamole. My brother is a vegan so I have a few random animal/insect free recipes up my sleeve when I need them.

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  12. You are such sweet friend to go to the trouble of creating a yummy meal for her! Looks absolutely delish:)

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  13. This looks DELISH! So many of my favs in one dish! *Hopping over to Christina's to check out your guest post* ;-)

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  14. We love making chicken and sometimes ground turkey fajitas with peppers but I'll have to try out portobello mushrooms next time...sounds delish!

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  15. Mushrooms are my absolute FAV. I love them on pizza, in pasta, in quiche...YUM! So this will have to be made in the near future! :) thanks for sharing! Just read your guest post on Christina's blog! Loved all your answers! And totally agree with the Tahiti answer. Thank you RHOC for showing me my new honeymoon location! :)

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  16. Um, YES please to this recipe. Looks delicious!

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  17. Jenn, these fajitas look amazing!!
    I have never tried to make fajitas before, but now they're going into my meal plan :)

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  18. YUM! Give us allllll the mushrooms in this household!

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  19. These look delicious! Fajitas are on my meal plan for the week so I may give these a try.

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  20. That looks so good!!! I seriously could eat Mexican like every single day.

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  21. This looks like something my husband and I would enjoy! While we like poblanos and jalapenos, they're a bit too spicy for the kids! I love portobellos and all kinds of mushrooms!

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