Beef Fajitas
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size½ of recipeCalories580Total Fat27 gSaturated Fat8 gSodium569 mgTotal Carbohydrate41 gDietary Fiber4 gProtein44 g
Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresMedium green or red bell pepper, cut into ¼ to ½ inch strips1Small yellow onion1Lean beef sirloin, sliced into ¼ to ½ inch strips¼ poundGarlic clove, minced1Olive oil1 tablespoonGround cumin1 tablespoonChili powder1 tablespoonLime juice2 tablespoonsWhole wheat fajita-style tortillas, or 2 burrito-style4Salsa2 tablespoonsReduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese2 tablespoonsLight sour cream2 tablespoons
  • Directions
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place tortillas between damp paper towels and heat in microwave 1-1½ minutes, or until warm.
  • 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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