Crunchy Fajita Tacos

May 16, 2023

Indulge in the irresistible crunch and vibrant flavors of our Crunchy Fajita Tacos recipe! This mouthwatering creation features a flour tortilla generously filled with a combination of fluffy rice, hearty black beans, sizzling fajita veggies, and a sprinkle of melty cheese (Vegan option using vegan cheese).

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Our Love for Mexican Inspired Dishes

When it comes to Mexican cuisine, our house is head over heels in love. Picture this: a dinner recipe that guarantees all four of us devouring it and going back for seconds. There’s something about the mesmerizing combination of rice and beans that triggers an unstoppable desire for more. It’s a tad risky, making a dish you have little control over how much you want to eat. But hey, nothing can stop me from preparing a Mexican dish once in a while (weekly, really). Brace yourself for an explosion of flavor and a satisfying crunch as we dive into these legendary fajita tacos!

The star of these tacos lies in the vibrant combination of red and yellow peppers and sweet yellow onions. They are sliced lengthwise into strips and seasoned to perfection with garlic, cumin, salt and olive oil. These veggies are then lovingly baked in the oven until they reach a caramelized state. As they cook, their natural sugars intensify, creating a mouthwatering symphony of flavors. The result? Tender, smoky-sweet peppers and onions that add an irresistible twist to your taco game.

Let’s Assemble the Crunchy Fajita Tacos

Once we’ve packed the flour tortillas with rice, beans, caramelized veggies, and cheese, it’s time to take things to the next level. These fully loaded tacos make their way back into the oven for 20-25 minutes, where something truly magical happens. As the tortillas bake, they undergo a wonderful transformation. The flour tortillas turn into crispy shells that bring a satisfying crunch to each and every bite. And that’s not all! The cheese hidden inside the tortillas melts into a creamy texture, while also developing crispy edges that add an extra burst of flavor and texture to these mouthwatering tacos.

Everything’s Better with a Dressing

And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not whip up a batch of our Vegan Creamy Southwest Dressing to accompany your Crunchy Fajita Tacos? It’s a match made in culinary heaven, and your taste buds will thank you for the explosion of flavors that awaits.

So grab a plate, assemble your Crunchy Fajita Tacos just the way you like them, and pop them back into the oven for that extra crunch and melty magic. They’re perfect for any fiesta, gathering, or simply a fun and flavorful meal. Get ready to satisfy your taco cravings and enjoy a taste sensation that will have you coming back for seconds!

Crunchy Fajita Tacos

Recipe by Raquel QuevedoCourse: EntreeCuisine: MexicanDifficulty: Intermediate


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Each serving has 2 tacos


  • Fajita Veggies:
  • 1 large yellow pepper

  • 1 large red pepper

  • 1 large yellow onion

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder

  • Tacos:
  • 8 flour tortillas

  • 1.5 cups cooked rice lightly packed

  • 1 cup cooked black beans – liquid removed

  • 1.5 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or mozzarella or a Vegan Cheese of your choice)

  • olive oil

  • lime

  • Southwest dressing


  • Preheat oven 410 F
  • Slice the red pepper, yellow pepper, and onions lengthwise into strips, about 1/4 inch wide.
  • Drizzle olive oil and add spices and salt. Mix well to combine, ensuring the vegetables are evenly coated.
  • Arrange vegetables onto baking tray
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes turning once after 10 minutes in the oven.
  • Remove the vegetables from the oven but leave the oven on.
  • Start assembling the flour tortillas
  • Add about 3 tablespoons of rice, 2 tablespoons of black beans to each tortilla.
  • Divide the fajita veggies among the 8 flour tortillas, ensuring an even distribution. Top each tortilla with shredded cheese, dividing it equally among the tacos.
  • Place them in a baking sheet, spray the tacos with olive oil and bring them to the oven for 20 minutes
  • Dip these in my Vegan Creamy Southwest Dressing or squeeze lime over them. They’re ready to serve!

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We provide the information accompanying this recipe for your general knowledge only. We’ve thoroughly tested the recipe to ensure accuracy in measurements and instructions. However, individual results may vary due to the variability in ingredient types, cooking equipment, and preparation methods. You should not treat the nutritional information as dietary or medical advice. It is best to consult with a registered dietitian or healthcare professional for specific health or nutritional concerns. We accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies or misrepresentations of the information we provide. When using this recipe, please remember that cooking is both an art and a science, and we encourage you to trust your judgment and enjoy the culinary journey.

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