Black Bean Fajita Skillet


You can often find presliced and ready-to-cook fresh vegetables in your grocer's produce section. Use these to your advantage to cut down on dinnertime prep. Here, presliced fajita vegetables are sautéed with canned black beans and Southwest seasoning for a quick and easy Tex Mex-inspired meal. Plus, this recipe requires just three ingredients, not including basics like salt, pepper and oil. You can easily take your bowl up a notch by adding some cheese, sour cream or another tasty topping.

Black Bean Fajita Skillet
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 (12-ounce) package sliced fajita vegetables (bell peppers and onions)

  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed

  • ½ teaspoon salt-free Southwest-style seasoning blend

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup coarsely shredded Cheddar cheese (1 ounce; optional)


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add fajita vegetables and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in black beans, seasoning and salt; cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute.

  3. Divide the vegetables and beans between two bowls and top each with 2 tablespoons cheese, if using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
8g Fat
47g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Serving Size about 2 cups
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 17g 61%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 14g 28%
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Vitamin A 2134IU 43%
Sodium 602mg 26%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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