Cheap and Easy Sheet Pan Soy Curl Fajitas Recipe

 

Mmmmm fajitas.  There's nothing quite like the sound of the sizzle as they head toward your seat in your favorite Mexican restaurant.  And the smell, the smokey, spiciness that wafts through your nostrils.  It.Is.Heaven!  But I know what you'er thinking, "A basic veggie fajita just won't cut it Mandee" and you wouldn't be wrong, but let me introduce you to my Cheap and Easy Sheet Pan Soy Curl Fajitas Recipe!  

A small cast iron skillet with the soy curl fajitas in it on the counter with the tortillas and condiments on the side.

This easy and inexpensive sheet pan recipe using Butler Soy Curls and some simple pantry staples makes some of the best fajitas you will ever eat guaranteed!  I can't wait to share them with you so...

Let's get started!

First thing you're going to want to do is preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  

While the oven is preheating let me take a minute to fill you in on what a soy curl is exactly and why it is a great meat substitute on a plant based diet! 

So basically soy curls a dehydrated, minimally processed, soybean strips.  They're a great all natural alternative to meat that is super heart healthy and they are PACKED full of great plant protein. In terms of taste soy curls are virtually tasteless, so they take on the flavor of whatever you season them with.  What's nice is if you season them well during rehydration you can get and HUGE punch of flavor with minimal effort.  As far as texture they are VERY similar to chicken.  In fact that is how they are most commonly used, as a chicken substitute.  

All in all I have fallen in love with soy curls and I can't wait to share with you all of my favorite ways to cook with them.  You can find them at most grocers or natural food stores these days, but I usually just order them from Amazon.  I'll link them right HERE for you. This is an affiliate link so I do receive a small incentive if you choose to use my link. Now, let's get back to the recipe.  

For this Cheap and Easy Sheet Pan Soy Curl Fajitas Recipe you will need a few simple ingredients.

The ingredients needed to make the cheap and easy sheet pan soy curl fajitas recipe.
  • 1/2 Bag of Soy Curls
  • 1 bag of Frozen Peppers and Onions (or you can use fresh)
  • 1 packet of Fajita Seasoning
  • Vegetable Boullion
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Tortillas
  • Your Favorite Fajita Toppings
A half bag of the Butler soy curls in a bowl with some vegetable boullion and half a packet of fajita seasoning.

The soy curls are dehydrated, so you are going to need to rehydrate them. 

Place half of the bag in a bowl (or the entire bag if you are a larger family).  Add HALF of the packet of fajita seasoning to the bowl and 1 tsp of vegetable boullion.  


The soy curls reconstituting in warm water, in a bowl, with the vegetable boullion and fajita seasoning.

Now cover with hot water and let sit for 10-30 minutes.  

Don't stress if you don't do this step ahead of time.  You'll find that rehydration happens pretty quickly and by adding the spices to the bowl you are allowing the soy curls to soak up all that great flavor!

The reconstituted soy curls that have been drain and the water squeezed out of them.

Once they are rehydrated drain the soy curls and squeeze out any excess liquid. 

This step IS necessary in order to make sure they get crisp in the oven.  

Frozen peppers and onions being added to the soy curls.

Return the rehydrated soy curls to a bowl and add the frozen peppers and onions. 

You don't have to use frozen, but one of the ways you can keep the cost of this meal down is by using frozen.  A single bell pepper can cost around $2 a piece right now and I paid $1 for this entire bag of peppers AND onions at Dollar Tree so it just made sense.  It is equally as good either way.


Extra virgin olive oil being added to the soy curl and pepper mixture.

Now drizzle about 2 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil (or any oil of your choice really.  We aren't the oil police around here) over everything.  

I know many plant based people try and stay away from oils as much as possible, but in this instance I highly recommend it.  I have made these sheet pan soy curl fajitas with and without oil and I think the outcome with a little bit of oil is MUCH better.  Sometimes you just need a little but of healthy fat in your life, am I right?

Adding the other half of the fajita seasoning to the soy curl, peppers and onions, and oil.

Next, add the rest of the fajita seasoning packet to the bowl.  

Stirring everything together to make sure every soy curl, pepper, and onion is covered in the sesasoning.

Give all the ingredients a good stir making sure everything is coated with the oil and seasoning.  

You can add a little salt and pepper at this stage if you like, but I find that with the vegetable boullion and the fajita seasoning it has more than enough salt and spice.  

Placeing everything on a sheet pan in a single layer.

Now you are going to spread the seasoned soy curls, peppers, and onions on a lined baking sheet. 

It's important the baking sheet is lined because we are using minimal oil here and the soy curls WILL stick if you don't line the sheet pan.

Baking the sheet pan soy curl fajitas in the oven.

Place the soy curl fajitas into your preheated oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes. 

The cheap and easy sheey pan soy curl fajitas out of the oven on the sheet pan

When you pull them out of the oven they will look like this. 

See how brown and crispy looking everything got.  I even love the charred tips.  It looks like it can straight out of the Mexican restaurant.  

The cheap and easy sheet pan soy curl fajitas in a small cast iron skillet, ready to eat.

I like to serve these Cheap and Easy Sheet Pan Soy Curl Fajitas on my table family style in a cast iron skillet with ALL the fixin's.  Tortillas, lettuce, salsa, guac, vegan cheese, cilantro, lime, rice, EVERYTHING!  Great meals like this make mealtime so much more fun because everyone is interacting with their food, talking, laughing, etc.  Isn't that what mealtime is SUPPOSED to be like.  I know you and your family are going to LOVE this recipe so get in the kitchen and give it a try tonight! 

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living, 
~The Kitchen Wife~






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