Pappasitos Mixed Grill Fajitas

Pappasitos is a popular Mexican restaurant in the Houston area.  The freshness of their ingredients really can’t be beat.

pappasitos mixed grill fajitas

Pappasitos Mixed Grill Fajitas

Can’t enough of delicious fajitas? Move over Taco Tuesday, and make way for these fajita recipes:

pappasitos mixed grill fajitas

Pappasitos Mixed Grill Fajitas

Make fajitas just like Pappasitos does.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Pappasitos Recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 792kcal


  • 12 jumbo shrimp
  • 3 ounces bacon
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and cut into 2 x 2 inch strip
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and cut into 2 x 2 inch strip
  • 2 red onions cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1/2 pound unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 pound beef skirt steak cut into 1 x 4-inch strips
  • 1 pound chicken breast cut into 1 x 4-inch strips
  • 4 ounces pineapple 1/2-inch pineapple cubes
  • 2 cups bottled Italian dressing or your favorite marinade


  • Rinse shrimp in strainer or colander. Remove three-fourths of shell of each shrimp, leaving the last section and tail intact. With small, sharp paring knife, cut shrimp along the vein underneath, but do not cut completely through. Both veins should now be exposed. Wash veins out of the shrimp. Repeat for all shrimp. Drain shrimp and refrigerate, covered.

  • With kitchen shears or sharp knife, cut bacon in half all at once; set aside with red peppers, green peppers, and onion wedges. Combine black pepper, cayenne, and paprika; stir until well-blended; set aside. Whip softened butter with garlic and wine until well-combined. Set aside until needed. Wrap 1/2 piece bacon around each shrimp body (not tail).
    On each of 6 (12-inch) wooden or metal skewers, place, in order:
    1 green pepper piece
    1 slice beef
    1 red onion wedge
    1 chicken strip
    1 red bell pepper piece
    1 bacon-wrapped shrimp (skewer through main body)
    1 pineapple cube
    another bacon-wrapped shrimp
    1 red bell pepper piece
    1 chicken strip
    1 red onion wedge
    1 beef strip
    1 green pepper piece
  • Do not place vegetables, meat or shrimp too close together, or they will not cook evenly. Refrigerate skewers while preparing a medium fire (or low flame on gas grill with the lid open). A high flame will cause bacon grease to flare up and burn wooden skewers. Keep a small cup of water at hand to sprinkle over fire if this happens. Soak skewers of food in Italian dressing (or marinade) 2 to 3 minutes before starting to cook. Place on grill , sprinkle with pepper-paprika mixture and baste with reserved butter mixture (about 1/2 cup total). Slightly melt remaining butter and serve with mixed grill .
    Slice onions and bell peppers. Saute in 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over low heat until onions are translusent yet not browned. Add sausage until heated. Add spices while cooking.


Calories: 792kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 61g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 1036mg | Potassium: 893mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 3555IU | Vitamin C: 55.5mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3.1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Tammie Falls

    5 stars
    I would love Papasito’s pineapple pico de gallo recipe. I love that it doesn’t have tomatoes in it and it pairs perfectly with chicken and shrimp fajitas!

  2. Liz Nelson

    5 stars
    I was so glad to see this recipe. I don’t go to Pappasitos very often because they are always so crowded. Its nice to have this recipe so I can make this at home!

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