August 18th is National Fajita Day, a sizzling celebration of Tex-Mex cuisine, and that means it’s time for a fun family fiesta! With rich and vibrant flavor exploding from every ingredient in this classic dish, it’s no wonder that it’s scored its own special day! Let’s take a look at why fajitas are such beloved favorites on menus across the country, and we’ll share four of our favorite healthy fajitas recipes for you to try.

Since they were first cooked by Mexican ranchers in Texas during the 1930s, fajitas have remained the pinnacle of comfort and convenience. What makes them truly remarkable is their exceptional versatility and simplicity. They effortlessly cater to various tastes and dietary preferences. Even with just a few of the right fresh ingredients, you can throw together a gourmet meal in under an hour that everyone will love.

You can make fajitas with steak, chicken, shrimp, and any other protein you like, but the real key to making a tasty fajita is to incorporate high-quality fresh vegetables. Two ingredients are absolutely essential: onions and peppers. Without them, your fiesta is doomed to fail.

There are several different kinds of peppers to choose from, and each lends unique qualities to your recipe. Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, for example, are sweet, crunchy, and convenient. Sweet Bell Peppers offers a classic flavor that everyone loves. Craft House Collection® Aurora Long Sweet Peppers are a gourmet option that elevates every recipe to chef-level quality. Each of these also packs in fantastic health benefits, including an impressive dose of vitamin C, vitamin A, and other antioxidants to help combat diseases like cardiovascular disease and certain cancers.

To explore the many ways you can incorporate these flavors in delicious fajitas, let’s check out some of our favorite recipes.

Four Flavorful and Healthy Fajita Recipes –

Crockpot Fajitas –

An exquisite slow-cooked delight, Crockpot Fajitas are tender, juicy, and surprisingly convenient! You can quickly prepare them before leaving for work when you get home dinner will be ready. This set-it-and-forget-it recipe stars Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers, which complement the deep, meaty flavor of slow-cooked beef with their delightful sweetness.

Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas –

For those who crave simplicity and don’t want to fuss in the kitchen after a long day, this streamlined one-pan wonder – Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas – is your answer! When you’re making a quick dish like this, you want to rely on tried-and-true fresh ingredients that you know will bring maximum flavor. All you need is steak, onions, and sliced Sweet Bell Peppers. Add these to a pan with some spices and olive oil; then, pop them in the oven for twenty minutes and you’re in business. When it’s time to eat, all that’s left is to garnish with toppings like avocado and cilantro – it doesn’t get any easier than that!

Spicy Chicken Fajitas –

Ignite your National Fajita Day menu with Spicy Chicken Fajitas, a grilling masterpiece for the passionate barbecue lovers in your family. Craft House Collection® Aurora Long Sweet Peppers add a touch of gourmet to elevate your everyday. Inspired by the flavors and expertise of real chefs, these premium cooking peppers burst with a unique, natural sweetness that is further enhanced by the grill’s charring. Impress your family and friends with your grill mastery!

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas –

There’s nothing better than waking up and realizing lunch is already packed for the whole family. Not only does this Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas recipe cut down on prep time before dinner, but it also saves you from scrambling the next morning by providing everyone with healthy, satisfying leftovers. The fresh flavors of Aurora Bites Mini Sweet Peppers and Tomatoes on-the-Vine meld together for over four hours, resulting in a sweet, tangy sauce that satisfies your taste buds every time.

No National Fajita Day feast is complete without a side of salsa to spice up your culinary creations. Try one of our irresistible salsa recipes, each designed to bring out the unique flavor of your fajitas:

Fajitas hold a treasured place in the heart of American cuisine. Celebrate National Fajita Day with a flavorful fajita fiesta for the whole family.

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