Recipe courtesy of Gabriela Rodiles

Sausage Fajitas

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Sizzling fajitas are such a quick weeknight meal. I like to switch up the usual chicken or beef strips with sliced chicken sausage because it’s already loaded with flavor and all you have to do is warm it in the oven! A spicy one, like jalapeño chicken sausage, adds a little heat, but green chile, garlic or roasted red pepper chicken sausage would all work well here, too.



  1. Preheat the broiler and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
  2. Cut the sausage into thin slices on the diagonal (1/4 to 3/8 inch thick). Place on the prepared sheet pan and broil according to the package directions (or about 9 minutes) until warmed through.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a 12-inch cast-iron skillet or large skillet over medium-high heat then add the oil. Add the onions and peppers. Season with the chili powder, cumin, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and several grinds black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions and peppers are slightly softened and charred, 7 to 9 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water to the skillet, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom with a wooden spoon to deglaze, then stir. Reduce the heat to medium low. Add the sausage and lime juice and stir to combine. 
  4. To warm the tortillas, turn a gas burner on medium-low heat or let a heavy skillet get very hot over medium-low heat. Place a tortilla on the flame or skillet and let char for 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and wrap in a clean kitchen towel as you go to keep them warm until serving. 
  5. Serve the sausage, onion and pepper mix in the warmed tortillas and top with guacamole, salsa, sour cream and cilantro.