Southwestern Beef Fajitas

Add something spicy to your family's Southwest dinner by serving these hearty beef fajitas!

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
lb. boneless beef round steak, cut into 4x1/4-inch strips
1
large red bell pepper, cut into strips
1
large green bell pepper, cut into strips
1
large onion, sliced
1
teaspoon chili powder
1
teaspoon grated lime peel
1
garlic clove, minced
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon cumin
2
tablespoons oil
2
tablespoons lime juice
8
(10-inch) flour tortillas, heated

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, combine beef, bell peppers and onion. In small bowl, combine chili powder, lime peel, garlic, salt, cumin, oil and lime juice; blend well. Pour lime mixture over beef mixture; cover and refrigerate 1 hour to marinate.
  • 2 Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef mixture; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until beef is browned.
  • 3 Spoon about 1/2 cup beef mixture onto half of each warm tortilla. Fold tortilla over filling. If desired, serve with chopped tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, sour cream and guacamole.
  • 1 In large bowl, combine beef, bell peppers and onion. In small bowl, combine chili powder, lime peel, garlic, salt, cumin, oil and lime juice; blend well. Pour lime mixture over beef mixture; cover and refrigerate 1 hour to marinate.
  • 2 Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef mixture; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until beef is browned.
  • 3 Spoon about 1/2 cup beef mixture onto half of each warm tortilla. Fold tortilla over filling. If desired, serve with chopped tomatoes, lettuce, salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Marinating the beef and vegetables in the lime-chili powder mixture gives these fajitas a Southwestern flavor.

Flour tortillas are available in many different sizes. To make a larger quantity of smaller fajitas, use 6 or 8-inch tortillas.

A traditional accompaniment to fajitas is guacamole, a mixture of mashed avocado, minced chiles and lime juice. Minced garlic and finely chopped tomato, onion and cilantro also may be added to guacamole.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
850mg
850%;
Total Carbohydrate
70g
70%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
90%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
35%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.