• 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
    Directions
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Place tortillas between damp paper towels and heat in microwave 1-1½ minutes, or until warm.
    4. Divide vegetable and beef mixture between tortillas and garnish with salsa, sour cream, cheese, and guacamole (optional—see below).

    Exchanges2 medium-fat meats; 2.5 starches; 2 vegetables

    Side Suggestions: Fresh GuacamoleSlice 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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