Pork Fajitas

Pork Fajitas slow cooked in honey, lime, salsa verde goodness then topped with sizzling bell peppers for outrageously easy, juicy fajitas every time.

These Pork Fajitas are restaurant delicious and the best part is the slow cooker does most of the work!  They are a perfect for all those busy nights when you have just 15 minutes to stir fry some peppers and pile on your juicy, tangy, fall-apart-tender pork.  You can make pork fajitas loaded with all your favorite toppings or pork fajita salad bowls, pork fajita burritos or a pork fajita bar all from this Pork Fajitas recipe!  The pork also freezes and reheats beautifully for a quick and easy dinner that is healthy, satisfying and tastes better than any restaurant at a fraction of the cost.

top view of pork fajitas in a skillet with salsa verde pork, bell peppers, onions, limes, cilantro and tortillas

PORK FAJITA RECIPE

I am slightly obsessed with fajitas.  From my Chicken FajitasCrockpot Chicken Fajitas,  Steak Fajitas, Shrimp FajitasSheet Pan Fajita Salmon, and on and on, I can’t get over the combo of tender, Mexican spiced meat and crisp tender charred bell peppers slathered in luscious sour cream all wrapped in a warm tortilla – its textural palate pleasing bliss.  So after I made my Salsa Verde Honey Lime Pork recipe, I knew just what to make next – Pork Fajitas!

My Salsa Verde Pork in this Pork Fajita recipe is based off of my Slow Cooker Honey Lime Salsa Verde Chicken.   It is one of my favorite and most popular recipes so I knew it would make an equally tantalizing, and even more juicy pulled pork version.  This Honey Lime Salsa Verde Pork did not disappoint – it is mouthwatering tender and dripping with tangy fiesta flavors and pairs beautifully with the fiesta spiced crispy bell peppers.

two tongs picking up some slow cooker pork for pork fajitas recipe

TIPS AND TRICK TO MAKE PORK FAJITAS

  • Cast Iron Skillet.  A cast iron skillet will give you the best char for restaurant style bell peppers.  If you don’t own a cast iron skillet, make sure your pan is sizzling hot before you add your bell peppers.
  • Bell peppers.  You can use whatever combo of peppers you like.  You can even add more peppers if you prefer.
  • Pineapple.   Try adding pineapple to you fajitas  –  it adds a delightful, juicy freshness.
  • Spice it up.  The spice level as written is not very spicy, just flavorful.  I love to add hot sauce to my individual Pork Fajitas – I think it really makes the flavors pop.
  • Lime.  Don’t forget the lime!  The lime brightens and enlivens the earthy fajita flavors.
far away side view of pork fajitas in a skillet with salsa verde pork, bell peppers, onions, limes, cilantro and tortillas

Can I use different meat for Pork Fajitas?

Yes!  You can swap the pork for Mexican Chicken, Carnitas, Chipotle Pork, Beef Barbacoa or any of your favorite Mexican protein then follow the same directions for cooking the bell peppers.

Can I add Bell Peppers to the Slow Cooker?

I personally prefer cooking my bell peppers in a cast iron skillet for this Pork Fajita recipe to infuse them with more flavor and develop that wonderful characteristic fajita char, but you can add them directly to your slow cooker for the ultimate easy Pork Fajitas.

showing how to make pork fajitas by stir frying red, yellow and green bell peppers

As far as how long to cook peppers in the slow cooker, DON’T believe other slow cooker fajita recipes (or any slow cooker recipe) that tells you to add the bell peppers at the beginning of the recipe – you will end up with a pile of mushy peppers.

Instead, add the bell peppers the last 30-45 minutes of cooking then cook on HIGH.   The time range is due to the variance in slow cookers and how crisp-tender each reader likes their peppers.

WHAT TOPPINGS GO WITH PORK FAJITAS?

These Pork Fajitas don’t need much by way of toppings because they are already bursting with flavor.  My favorite way to serve them is piled in corn tortillas (I know flour tortillas are pictured – but trust me!), my Salsa Verde Ranch Crema (its Amazing!) and hot sauce.

If you don’t want to make the crema, you can just use sour cream or Greek yogurt, but please don’t skip the tangy creaminess in some form!  The rich, robust flavors of the Pork Fajitas need the cool refreshing, creaminess to marry all the flavors together.

Other favorite Pork Fajita toppings include:

up close side view of pork fajitas in a skillet with salsa verde pork, bell peppers, onions, limes, cilantro and tortillas

WHAT SIDES SHOULD I SERVE WITH PORK FAJITAS?

These Pork Fajitas are practically a meal-in-one, but everything is better with beans and either Mexican Rice or Cilantro Lime Rice.  You can also serve with a big green salad, Corn Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette or Southwest Salad and either Perfect Fruit Salad with Honey Citrus Dressing or Pina Colada Fruit Salad,  and of course you will be everyones’ hero if you serve Churros for dessert!

authentic Mexican rice with fire roasted tomatoes in a blue skillet

HOW SHOULD I SERVE PORK FAJITAS?

Soooo many possibilities when it comes to how to serve Pork Fajitas for a new dinner with the same pork!

  • Pork Fajitas: Serve the pork, and bell peppers wrapped in tortilla with sour cream, salsa/pico de gallo, fresh lime and hot sauce to taste.
  • Pork Fajita Salad: Toss the pork and bell peppers with lettuce, corn, black beans, pepitas/sunflower seeds, cheese and/or tortilla strips then drizzle with Tomatillo Avocado Ranch or Cilantro Lime Dressing.
  • Pork Fajita Quesadilla: sandwich the pork and bell peppers in a flour tortillas and smother with cheese and bake, grill or melt cheese on the stove.  Serve with a healthy dose of sour cream, salsa and guacamole.
  • Pork Fajita Burritos:  Layer a large tortilla with pork, bell peppers, rice, black beans, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole and wrap up burrito style.
  • Pork  Fajita Burrito Bowl: Pile the pork and bell peppers on a bed of rice with black beans, lettuce and tortilla chips with condiments of choice or Tomatillo Avocado Ranch.

Can you Make Pork Fajitas in Advance?

Prep Vegetables ahead:  While your pork is slow cooking, you can slice all your bell peppers and onions in advance so all that’s left to do is cook for 10 minutes or so.

showing how to make pork fajitas by chopping bell peppers and red onion

Cook Vegetables Ahead:  Alternatively, you can cook your onions and bell peppers in advance so you just have to warm them in the skillet or microwave when the pork is done.   Make sure you don’t overcook your bell peppers the first time so they stay crisp-tender when reheated.

showing how to make pork fajitas by stir frying red, yellow and green bell peppers

Make Pork Ahead:  You can also make the Salsa Verde Pork entirely in advance and reheat for these Pork Fajitas.

showing how to make pork fajitas by slow cooking pork with salsa verde in the crock pot

Can I freeze Pork Fajitas?

You can freeze the pork but you cannot freeze the bell peppers or they will become mushy when reheated.

To freeze pork:

  • Let pork cool completely.
  • Divide pork into desired servings size among freezer bags, keeping some of the juices.
  • Squeeze out excess air, seal and label.
  • Freeze pork for up to 3 months.
  • When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Reheat on the stove top until warmed through.
showing how to make pork fajitas by adding pork bell peppers and sour cream to a tortilla

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top view of pork fajitas in a skillet with salsa verde pork, bell peppers, onions, limes, cilantro and tortillas

Pork Fajitas

Pork Fajitas slow cooked in honey, lime, salsa verde goodness then topped with sizzling bell peppers for outrageously easy, juicy fajitas every time. These Pork Fajitas are restaurant delicious and the best part is the slow cooker does most of the work!  They are a perfect for all those busy nights when you have just 15 minutes to stir fry some peppers and pile on your juicy, tangy, fall-apart-tender pork.  You can make pork fajitas loaded with all your favorite toppings or pork fajita salad bowls, pork fajita burritos or a pork fajita bar all from this Pork Fajitas recipe!  The pork also freezes and reheats beautifully for a quick and easy dinner that is healthy, satisfying and tastes better than any restaurant at a fraction of the cost.
Servings: 8 -12 servings
Total Time: 8 hrs 10 mins
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 8 hrs

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Ingredients

Salsa Verde Ranch Crema (optional)

  • 1 cup sour cream may sub Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons salsa verde
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dry ranch seasoning mix

Topping Ideas (optional)

Instructions

  • Prepare Salsa Verde Pork according to directions.
  • Prepare Salsa Verde Ranch Crema by whisking together all of the ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, add one tablespoon olive oil to a large cast iron skillet and heat over medium high heat. Once very hot, add bell peppers, onion and all spices listed beneath bell peppers. Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in ½ tablespoon lime juice.
  • Assemble fajitas by layering tortillas with cheese (optional), salsa verde pork, bell peppers and desired toppings. Top with Salsa Verde Ranch Crema and hot sauce.

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6 Comments

  1. Harriet says

    I love the photos of this dish. You have great combination in the ingredient list and I’m sure this recipe will taste just as good as it looks.

    • Jen says

      Thank you so much Harriet, I promise it tastes even better than it looks, enjoy!

    • Jen says

      It is at the bottom of the post. You can also use the “jump to recipe” button at the top of the post under the recipe title to get to it.

  2. Jennifer Fulk says

    Hi Can you do this same recipe with the chicken honey salsa verde? Salsa verde crema looks great!

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