Need a little Fiesta in your life, but don’t want the sombrero around your waist? You’ve found the right place! This recipe has all of the party favors, but didn’t invite the unwanted fat.
Recipe makes 8 fajitas
1 1/2 lb lean beef trimmed of any visible fat and sliced thin with a sharp knife. I used 2 top round steaks.
1 package whole wheat tortillas
2 Sweet peppers sliced thin (green, red, yellow…whatever you desire)
2-3 onions cut in half lengthwise and sliced thin
Optional Topping ingredients
Salsa of choice ( I also included salsa verde)
Fat free sour cream
Reduced fat shredded cheese
2 cloves garlic minced
1 lime, zest and juice
1 TBS cumin
1/2 TBS Mexican chilli powder (regular chili powder is fine)
1 tsp Adobo brand seasoning salt ( I used the variety with cumin)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 TBS vegetable oil
3 TBS water
(Optional, add about a TBS of the juice from the jalapeno peppers for extra kick)
Combine marinade, pour over sliced beef in a large plastic bag and let marinate at least 1 hour. Be sure to remove bag of marinated meat to counter at least 20 minutes before cooking to take the chill off.
In a large, heavy non-stick frying pan, spray with cooking spray and saute peppers and onion until just beginning to soften. Remove from pan. Spray pan again and add beef cooking at high temperature just until no longer pink, add peppers and onions just until warm. Scoop 1/2 cup mixture into warmed tortillas, top with desired ingredients and serve with your favorite Margarita! Dress with additional lime and cilantro. It’s Fiesta time!