Pork Tenderloin Fajitas

Pork Tenderloin Fajitas

Ready in 4 hours
3 review(s) averaging 3.7. 33% would make again

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I've only ever used chicken and beef for fajitas. Tonight I gave pork tenderloin a try and found out that I've been missing out. One of the things I liked about this dish was that I used the marinade in three different ways.

"I only had lemon juice and plain chili on hand, but even with those substitutions, this recipe was delicious. My husband and son both cleaned their plates! "

- KimWheeler81

Ingredients

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1 pork tenderloin; cut into 1/2" x 1/2" x 2" strips (smaller than your pinky)
2/3 cup red ~~amp yellow bell peppers; sliced thin
1/3 cup red onion; sliced thin
2 tablespoons cilantro; chopped
4 flour tortiallas
Three; Way Fajita Marinade
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons lime juice
1/4 cup beer or tequilla
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons season salt; (I used Tony Chachere's)
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick~quotes Roasted Cumin
1/2 teaspoon McCormick~quotes Chipolte Chile Powder; (sub cayenne if you need to)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons cilantro; chopped
1 green onion; chopped
2 tablespoons roasted red bell pepper; chopped
Veggie; Vinaigrette
1 tablespoon Three Way Fajita marinade
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon oil
salt; and pepper to taste
Ranchita; Sauce
3/4 cup ranch dressing
2 tablespoons Three Way Fajita Marinade
Toppings:; Cheese

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

Servings  

Preparation

You will use the base marinade three ways:

1-Three Way Fajita Marinade

2-Veggie Vinaigrette

3-Ranchita Sauce

The ingredient list is subdivided into each of those categories.

Process all the Three Way Fajita Marinade ingredients in a food processor or blender until all of the solid ingredients are well blended in. Reserve your 3 Tbsp of Three Way Fajita Marinade. Marinade the pork strips in the remaining marinade for 2-4 hours.

Mix the Ranchita Sauce and refrigerate.

Make the vinaigrette by whisking the oil into the other ingredients. Toss veggies in the vinaigrette and chill while the pork is marinating.

To cook fajitas inside, you want a very hot cast iron pan. I preheat mine in a 400f oven for 15 minutes. Then put it on your stove top on high. Many gas range tops have what is called a "power burner", use that one if you have one.

Remove the pork from the marinade, shake off the excess, and place in the pan, trying not to crowd the pieces. Cook for 6-8 minutes. Remove from pan.

Cook the veggie mix for 1-2 minutes until wilted. I like mine with a little texture so pull them out after a minute.

Divide the meat and veggie mixtures between the 4 tortillas. Top each with a few squirts of the ranchita sauce and whatever toppings you like.

The slightly crispy veggies, the tender pork, and bold flavor of the three way marinade made these fajitas excellent.....even if they were cooked inside!

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btrietley 1 year ago
akimit 2 years ago
I only had lemon juice and plain chili on hand, but even with those substitutions, this recipe was delicious. My husband and son both cleaned their plates!
KimWheeler81 2 years ago
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