Beef Fajitas

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size ½ of recipe
Calories 580
Total Fat 27 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Sodium 569 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 44 g

Servings and Times

Servings 2

Ingredients and Preparation

Ingredients Measures
Medium green or red bell pepper, cut into ¼ to ½ inch strips 1
Small yellow onion 1
Lean beef sirloin, sliced into ¼ to ½ inch strips ¼ pound
Garlic clove, minced 1
Olive oil 1 tablespoon
Ground cumin 1 tablespoon
Chili powder 1 tablespoon
Lime juice 2 tablespoons
Whole wheat fajita-style tortillas, or 2 burrito-style 4
Salsa 2 tablespoons
Reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons
Light sour cream 2 tablespoons
  1. Directions
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick skillet. Sauté onion, pepper, and garlic 2-3 minutes, or until slightly tender. Add meat, cook 2-3 minutes, or until browned on all sides.
  3. Add cumin, chili powder, and lime juice, and continue cooking for an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the meat has reached the desired level of doneness.
  4. Place tortillas between damp paper towels and heat in microwave 1-1½ minutes, or until warm.
  5. Divide vegetable and beef mixture between tortillas and garnish with salsa, sour cream, cheese, and guacamole (optional—see below).
Exchanges
2 medium-fat meats; 2.5 starches; 2 vegetables
Side Suggestions: Fresh Guacamole
Slice 1 ripe avocado in half and scoop insides into small mixing bowl. Mash to desired consistence and add 1 tablespoon chopped red onion, 1 tablespoon seeded chopped tomato, ½ tablespoon fresh lime juice, ½-1 teaspoon minced jalapeno, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Stir together. Nutrition Info (for ½ recipe): 165 calories; 8 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 15 g fat (2 g sat); 5 g fiber; 311 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1.5 vegetables; 3 fats.

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