Quick and Easy Pork Fajitas


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This pork fajita recipe looks and tastes restaurant quality, but it’s super quick and easy to make!

We absolutely love chicken fajitas and these are just as quick to make. Lean pork, onion, and bell peppers in a simple homemade seasoning. Tuck it all into a warm tortilla with your favorite toppings for the perfect weeknight meal.

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An Easy Meal

Meals that are quick are perfect for busy weeknights. Here’s why we love this one:

  • It has few ingredients and even fewer steps!
  • This meal is healthy with lots of veggies.
  • The seasoning is simple but packed with flavor.
  • Everything can be prepped ahead of time and thrown in the pan just before eating.
  • This is a fun meal with bowls of toppings. Let everyone create their own delicious meals!

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Ingredients and Variations

PORK Pork great for fajitas because it’s lean, cooks quickly and it’s really tender (as long as it isn’t overcooked). It’s an easy meat to make into thin slices for this recipe. That being said, any lean pork can be used including center-cut chops.

SEASONING Buy instant-made seasonings or make our recipe for fajita seasoning (double or triple the recipe to keep some on hand)!

VEGETABLES Lots of colorful bell peppers and onions are the standard fajita veggies, but feel free to add mushrooms, squash, or even corn!

meat cooking in the pan to make Pork Fajitas

How to Cook Pork Fajitas

Did you know that fajitas are low-carb and keto? Use low-carb wraps or roll up cooked fajitas in large leaves of Romaine lettuce for a keto version.

  1. Season sliced pork tenderloin, toss with lime juice & olive oil. Sauté in batches in oil until it’s just browned, set aside.
  2. Sauté onions, add peppers & cook according to the recipe below.
  3. Add pork back to the skillet & heat without overcooking.

Serve in warmed tortillas, over rice (or even as lettuce wraps for low carb). Set out bowls of sour cream, salsa, and some spicy pico de gallo. We also like fresh guacamole, shredded Monterey Jack, and cheddar. Don’t forget the olives and jalapenos!

How to Make Pork Tender

Just like when making pork tenderloin, you’ll want to make sure the pork is not overcooked or it will be dry and tough. In this recipe sear the pork until it is browned and then let it rest. Pork can (and should be) cooked just until it is a little bit pink inside. Pork can safely be cooked to medium (145°F) unless it is ground pork.

meat and vegetables cooking in the pan to make Pork Fajitas

What to Serve with Fajitas

Make it a Mexican night and sample all the delicious flavors from south of the border!

Try fajitas with Mexican RiceMexican EloteCilantro Lime Coleslaw, Mexican Pinwheels, and a pitcher of Easy White Sangria or some tangy Strawberry Margaritas! Don’t forget Homemade Sopapillas or Churros for dessert!

Leftovers

  • Keep leftover fajitas in an airtight container in the refrigerator and they’ll last up to 4 days.
  • Reheat them in the microwave and serve.
  • Make an extra batch and freeze in a zippered bag with the date written on the outside. Fajitas stay fresh while frozen for up to 2 months.

More Fabulous Fajitas

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Review Recipe

Pork Fajitas

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Homemade pork fajitas are full of tender pork pieces and fresh veggies!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 bell peppers red, yellow, green, or orange
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin or lean pork, cut into strips
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 ½ tablespoons fajita seasoning or seasoning mix below
For Serving
  • 8 flour tortillas 6" each or corn tortillas
  • toppings as desired

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Instructions

  • Heat tortillas according to package directions.
  • Slice onion and peppers, set aside.
  • Cut pork into thin strips and place in a bowl. Toss pork with seasoning, lime juice, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Preheat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high. Add the pork in small batches and cook just until browned, about 3-4 minutes. Set cooked pork aside.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the same pan and cook onions 1-2 minutes, stir in peppers and cook 2 minutes more.
  • Add pork and cook until heated through, do not overcook the pork.

Recipe Notes

My favorite choice for lean pork is pork tenderloin. You can also make fajitas with center cut chops or other lean pieces of boneless pork.
Do not overcook the pork. Pork can be cooked to medium (145°F) and should be a little bit pink inside.
Homemade Seasoning
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
pinch of cayenne pepper, optional
salt to taste

Nutrition Information

Calories: 438, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Sodium: 552mg, Potassium: 777mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 2885IU, Vitamin C: 118mg, Calcium: 82mg, Iron: 4mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Best Pork Fajitas, How to make Pork Fajitas, Pork Fajitas, Pork Fajitas recipe
Course Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Pork
Cuisine American, Mexican
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