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Beef Fajitas

28 Reviews
96% would make this recipe again

Marinated and grilled strips of beef wrapped in warm tortillas.

A very tasty Mexican-American dish that is assembled at the table: always a kid pleaser.

Brining : 8 h Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 20 min
440 calories/serving
  • Easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Halal
  • Kid-friendly

Ingredients

400 g beef, inside round
3 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed 1 1/2 lime
3 cloves garlic, for the marinade
2 tsp ground cumin, for the marinade 5 g
2 onions, finely chopped 400 g
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 yellow or red sweet peppers, cut into 1,5 cm strips 200 g
2 tbsp canola oil 30 mL
8 corn tortillas 360 g
1/4 cup sour cream [optional] 65 mL
salt [optional]
ground pepper to taste [optional]

Before you start

The steak must be marinated overnight. It can be cooked using either a broiler in the oven or an outdoor grill.

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.

Method

Marinate

  1. In a shallow dish, whisk together the lime juice, minced or pressed garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add the steak, turning to coat well. Cover and chill in a refrigerator overnight.

Cook the vegetables

  1. Prepare the vegetables. Chop the onion, mince the garlic, and cut the pepper into 1,5 cm strips. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and pepper, then sauté with stirring, 8-10 min until the peppers are softened. Add salt and pepper. Set aside.

Broil or outdoor grill

  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Drain the steak and pat dry, then put it on the rack of a broiler pan under a preheated broiler 7-10 cm from the heat for about 4-5 min on each side (the exact time depends on steak's thickness and on how you prefer it done). Alternatively, on an outdoor grill, put the steak on lightly oiled grill rack and grill, turning once, 6 to 10 min total for medium-rare.
  3. Transfer to a cutting board, then let the meat stand for a few minutes in order to reabsorb the meat juices. Slice thinly across the grain and on the diagonal. Arrange the slices on a serving platter with the vegetables.

Heat the tortillas in a microwave oven

  1. Stack the tortillas (up to 6 at a time), place in a microwave-safe plastic bag so they don't dry out, and heat in a microwave oven using high power 30 sec-1 min, or until they are heated through and pliable.

Assemble the fajitas

  1. Put a few slices of steak on each tortilla, add some of the sautéed vegetables, and sour cream (optional). Roll up the tortilla to enclose the filling.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (290g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

440

Fat

13 g

19 %

Saturated 1.9 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

10 %

Cholesterol

50 mg

Sodium

70 mg

3 %

Carbohydrate

55 g

18 %

Fibre

7 g

26 %

Sugars

5 g

Protein

28 g

Vitamin A

8 %

Vitamin C

86 %

Calcium

18 %

Iron

31 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 1 ½ servings
Grain Products : 3 ½ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : 1 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Low  :
Sodium
Source of  :
Copper, Omega-3, Omega-6, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K
Good source of  :
Calcium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E
Excellent source of  :
Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Zinc
Free  :
Added Sugar

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 2 ½
Fruits 0
Vegetables 2
Meat and Alternatives 2 ½
Fats 1

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Members' Reviews

28 Reviews (26 with rating only ) 96% would make this recipe again
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Katharsis
february 27, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

The marinade gave the meat a very nice flavour. My 2 year old gobbled hers down.

Useful 1
CharlieTrotter
february 17, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

These are awesome. No need to go to the Mexican restaurant anymore!

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CharlieTrotter
february 17, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

These are awesome. No need to go to the Mexican restaurant anymore!

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Katharsis
february 27, 2009 | I would make this recipe again

The marinade gave the meat a very nice flavour. My 2 year old gobbled hers down.

Useful 1