Southwestern Steak Sandwiches

Add something spicy to your family's Southwestern dinner! Serve steak and cheese over buns for this hearty sandwich - a delicious meal.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 3 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 6

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb. boneless beef sirloin steak (about 1 inch thick), trimmed of fat, cut into thin bite-sized strips
1
medium onion, halved crosswise, sliced
1/4
cup lime juice
2
tablespoons tequila, if desired
3
tablespoons oil
2
garlic cloves, sliced
2
teaspoons chili powder
1
teaspoon cumin
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
green bell pepper, cut into strips
1
red bell pepper, cut into strips
6
sandwich buns (onion, kaiser or wheat), split
6
(3/4-oz.) slices hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese, halved
  • 1 Place steak and onion in resealable food storage plastic bag. In small bowl, combine lime juice, tequila, oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin and salt; mix well. Pour over steak and onion in bag. Seal bag; turn bag to distribute marinade. Refrigerate 3 hours, turning occasionally.
  • 2 Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat until hot. Add steak, onion and all of marinade. Add bell peppers; cook and stir until beef is no longer pink, bell peppers and onion are crisp-tender and most of liquid has evaporated.
  • 3 Place bun halves, cut side up, on ungreased cookie sheet; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted. Spoon beef and vegetables onto bottom halves of buns. Top each with 2 pices of cheese; return to broiler for 1 minute to melt cheese. Cover with tops of buns. If desired, top with salsa, sour cream or guacamole.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
    Calories
    420
    (
    Calories from Fat
    190),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    21g
    21%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    80mg
    80%;
    Sodium
    620mg
    620%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    27g
    27%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    7g
    7%
    ),
    Protein
    29g
    29%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    45%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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