Tex-Mex Pork Fajitas with Peppers and Onions

Spiced pork chops are grilled and thinly sliced and served with charred peppers and onions in tortillas and toppings.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

Tex-Mex Chile Rub:

1 tablespoon paprika

2 teaspoons light brown sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Kosher salt

1 1/2 pounds 1-inch-thick boneless center-cut pork chops

1 tablespoon olive oil

Juice of 1 lime

Peppers and Onions:

2 red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch strips

2 yellow bell peppers, cut into 1-inch strips

2 large red onions, thickly sliced

3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for oiling the grill grates

Juice of 2 limes

Kosher salt

For Serving:

Warm tortillas, guacamole, sliced pickled jalapenos, lime wedges, shredded pepper jack cheese, salsa, chopped scallions, sour cream

Directions

For the Tex-Mex Chile Rub: 

  1. Mix together the paprika, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chile powder, garlic powder and 1 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Toss the pork chops in a container with the oil and lime juice, then rub with the spice mixture. Refrigerate, covered, for at least 30 minutes up to 2 hours before cooking.

For the Peppers and Onions: 

  1. Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Toss the peppers and onions in a bowl with the oil, lime juice and 1 teaspoon salt. Add the pepper-onion mixture to the hot skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and the edges are charred, 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Prepare an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  3. Lightly brush the grill grates with oil and grill the pork chops until marked and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board, let rest for 10 minutes and then thinly slice.
  4. Serve with the warm tortillas peppers and onions, guacamole, sliced pickled jalapenos, lime wedges, shredded pepper jack cheese, salsa, chopped scallions, sour cream.
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