Fajitas

Fajitas

Pile beef or chicken, and cooked green peppers and onions, onto tortillas for fajitas the whole family will love.

Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
SERVINGS
4 to 6
PREP TIME
30 mins

Fajitas

Pile beef or chicken, and cooked green peppers and onions, onto tortillas for fajitas the whole family will love.

Fajitas
SERVINGS
4 to 6
PREP TIME
30 mins
Ingredients
  • 12   ounces beef flank steak or bite-size strips of chicken or turkey
  • 1   tablespoon purchased or Homemade Fajita Seasoning*
  • 4  6 - 8  inches flour tortillas
  • 2   tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1   cup thin strips of red or green sweet pepper (1 medium)
  • 1/2  cup thinly sliced onion, separated into rings (1 medium)
  • 3/4  cup chopped tomato (1 medium)
  • 1   tablespoon lime juice
  •  Guacamole (optional)
  •  Bottled salsa (optional)
  •  Dairy sour cream (optional)
  •  Lime wedges
Homemade Fajita Seasoning
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2  teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8  teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8  teaspoon onion powder

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Directions
1. 
If desired, partially freeze beef for easier slicing. If using steak, trim fat from meat and thinly slice steak across the grain into bite-size strips . Place meat strips in a deep bowl. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of the fajita seasoning. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
2. 
Wrap tortillas tightly in foil. Heat in a 350 degree F oven about 10 minutes or until heated through. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add sweet pepper, onion, and remaining 1 teaspoon seasoning. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove onion mixture from skillet.
3. 
Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the meat to the skillet. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until desired doneness for steak or until chicken or turkey strips are no longer pink. Drain well. Return onion mixture to skillet. Stir in tomato. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until heated through. Remove skillet from heat; stir in lime juice.
4. 
To serve, fill warm tortillas with meat mixture. If desired, top meat mixture with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. Roll up tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.
5. 
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Homemade Fajita Seasoning
1. 
If desired, partially freeze beef for easier slicing. If using steak, trim fat from meat and thinly slice steak across the grain into bite-size strips . Place meat strips in a deep bowl. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of the fajita seasoning. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
2. 
Wrap tortillas tightly in foil. Heat in a 350 degree F oven about 10 minutes or until heated through. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add sweet pepper, onion, and remaining 1 teaspoon seasoning. Cook and stir about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove onion mixture from skillet.
3. 
Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the meat to the skillet. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until desired doneness for steak or until chicken or turkey strips are no longer pink. Drain well. Return onion mixture to skillet. Stir in tomato. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until heated through. Remove skillet from heat; stir in lime juice.
4. 
To serve, fill warm tortillas with meat mixture. If desired, top meat mixture with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. Roll up tortillas. Serve with lime wedges.
5. 
Makes 4 to 6 servings

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 312, Fat, total (g) 15, chol. (mg) 34, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 21, Monosaturated fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4, fiber (g) 2, sugar (g) 2, pro. (g) 21, vit. A (IU) 1652, vit. C (mg) 53, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 5, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 24, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 2, sodium (mg) 319, Potassium (mg) 480, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 3, Vegetables () 1, Starch () 1, Lean Meat () 3, Fat () 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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