“Beer”-Braised Papaya and Pepper Fajitas

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Mary Bilyeu accidentally came up with the recipe one night while throwing together ingredients she had on hand. As a busy single mom, Mary finds ways to fix her son fast, delicious meals without having to turn to preservative- and trans fat–laden foods from drive-throughs and delivery.

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips (about 1 1/4 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
  • 1/2 medium ripe papaya, cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 2 cups)
  • 3/4  tsp. salt
  • 1/4  tsp. black pepper
  • 1 1/2  tsp. ground cumin
  • 3/4  tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup nonalcoholic “beer”
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 6 whole-wheat tortillas

Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil and red pepper flakes in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic and papaya, and cook 7 minutes, or until papaya and vegetables are soft, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder and Old Bay Seasoning. Cook over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add beer. Cook 5 minutes, or until liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and fold in cilantro.
  3. Heat tortillas in a dry skillet, 15 to 20 seconds per side. Divide filling among warmed tortillas, fold, and serve hot.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Serves 6
  • Calories: 237
  • Carbohydrate Content: 35 g
  • Fat Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 5 g
  • Protein Content: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Sodium Content: 521 mg
  • Sugar Content: 8 g