Saturday, January 14, 2012

Black Bean Fajitas

Mmmm! This colorful recipe is great for when you are craving Mexican food but don't want all the carbs, calories and cholesterol! It's lite but so filling. Get satisfied without getting a big belly!

I was actually too lazy to thaw out frozen meat to make fajitas so I decided to replace the meat with black beans. Glad I did. This is my own little recipe but it's a winner at our house.

Black Bean Fajitas
  • 6 wheat tortillas
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup onion, sliced
  • 1 medium sized yellow squash, diced
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Marketside (medium) fresh salsa (do not use bottled salsa)
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican Style cheese
Heat frying pan to medium high. Add 1 Tbsp oil. Toss in bell peppers, onion and cilantro. Fry until tender. Stir in salt and spices. Gently stir in black beans and remove from heat and cover. Brush tortillas on both sides with oil. In a separate frying pan, fry until golden on both sides.

On a plate lay tortilla. Add 1 cup of pepper and bean mixture. Sprinkle cheese on top. Add one more cup of pepper and bean mixture and add more cheese. Top with salsa and sour cream. Garnish with cilantro and serve with a lime wedge. Enjoy!

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