March Madness/Meatless Monday Meal Idea: Portobello “Steak” Fajitas

Fajitas are so simple yet so delicious. My favorite way to make fajitas is using portobello mushrooms with a variety of peppers. And when topped with freshly made guacamole, you have a perfect meal.

This is a very simple vegan fajita recipe made with portobello mushrooms, poblano, and bell peppers. In this dish your meat substitute is the portobello mushroom. It has a wonderfully meaty texture when sautéed or grilled.

If you aren’t a fan of mushrooms, simply omit them or replace them with
your favorite meat substitute. And in order to keep this meal gluten free, use corn tortillas (organic, oh course).

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PREP TIME: 10 mins
COOK TIME: 20 mins
TOTAL TIME: 30 mins

INGREDIENTS
1 poblano pepper, seeds removed & thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, seeds removed & thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeds removed & thinly sliced
1 jalapeño, seeds removed & thinly sliced
1 yellow or white onion, cut into thin rounds
2 large or 4 baby portobello mushrooms, stems removed, washed well, patted dry & thinly sliced
2 ripe avocados
Juice of 1/2 lime
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Pinch of Sea salt (for mushrooms)
1 tsp A1 steak sauce (for mushrooms)
6 small organic corn tortillas

Optional: fresh red onion, hot sauce, cilantro, salsa

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Heat a large skillet and a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot add a dash of olive or coconut oil to the large skillet, then the onion and peppers. Then season with cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.

2. Cook until softened and slightly caramelized, stirring often. Set aside and cover to keep warm.

3. At the same time, add a dash of oil to the medium pan, then add the mushrooms. Season with a pinch of sea salt and once softened and brown add a dash of A1 steak sauce for more flavor. Remove from heat, set aside and cover. (Yes, A1 steak sauce IS vegan-friendly. Click on the link below to see a list of vegan-friendly condiments: http://www.peta.org/living/food/condiments/

4. Prepare guacamole by adding two avocados to a bowl then adding the juice of half a lime and a generous pinch of salt. Fresh cilantro and onion is optional.

5. Warm tortillas in the microwave or oven and you’re ready to go. *I prefer warming the tortillas the oven (pre-heat the oven to 200F. Wrap the tortillas in a damp towel and place on a plate in the oven to warm up).

6. Serve the warm tortillas with peppers, onions, mushrooms, guacamole and any other toppings you desire such as salsa, hot sauce, and veggie cheese or vegan sour cream.

Serves: 2-3
These fajitas are so simple to make, and unbelievably good!!!

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Recipe inspired by: The Minimalist Baker

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