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Turkey, orange and Monterey Jack fajitas

Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 12 mins
  • Yields 4 Servings
  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 15 mins
  • Cooking Time 12 mins
  • Yields 4 Servings

Monterey Jack was created in North America around 1892.


1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
1 onion, minced
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 bell pepper (your choice), cut into strips
1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
pinch of ground cumin
3/4 cup (180 mL) orange juice
1/2 cup (125 mL) salsa
2 tbsp (30 mL) barbecue sauce
2 cups (500 mL) cooked turkey breast, minced or shredded
4 large or 8 small 9-grain tortillas
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) lettuce, shredded
1 1/4 cups (310 mL) Canadian Monterey Jack, grated
1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped


In a large skillet, melt butter and brown onion, garlic and peppers for 3–4 minutes.

Add spices. Cook 2 minutes.

Mix orange juice, salsa and barbecue sauce. Pour into skillet and let simmer for 3–4 minutes.

Add cooked turkey and cook until hot.

Place skillet on table and serve with reheated tortillas so that everyone can prepare their own fajita using the hot turkey mixture, lettuce and grated Monterey Jack.

Garnish with cilantro.


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Monterey Jack was created in North America around 1892.


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Monterey Jack was created in North America around 1892.

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 488 Calories
Protein: 35 g
Carbohydrate: 40 g
Fat: 21 g
Fibre: 4.2 g
Sodium: 783 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 33 % / 361 mg
Vitamin C: 111 %
Selenium: 86 %
Folate: 52 %
Zinc: 42 %

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

This recipe contains 2/3 milk product serving(s) per person.

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