Juicy beef, onion and pepper fajitas


Whether it’s to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or any other occasion, this tasty fajita recipe – which is a tortilla filled with juicy beef and an assortment of colourful veggies – is sure to become a family favourite.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Marinating time: 1 to 2 hours
Cooking time: 12 minutes
Makes: 8 fajitas

The fresh vegetables in this recipe means, along with tons of picked-from-the garden flavour,  it’s naturally loaded with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, all of which are good for you.

Ingredients

  • 500 g (1 lb.) sirloin steak, in one piece
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 small red pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 small green pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 small yellow pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 125 ml (1⁄2 c.) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) olive oil
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) balsamic vinegar
  • 5 ml (1 tsp.) ground cumin
  • 2 ml (1⁄2 tsp.) salt
  • 1 g (1⁄4 tsp.) black pepper
  • 1 serrano or jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 8 medium flour tortillas (15 cm/6 in.), warmed following package directions
  • 110 ml (4 oz.) cheddar cheese, coarsely grated

    Instructions

 Combine steak, onion and pepper in a shallow baking dish. Whisk together garlic, lime juice, oil, vinegar, cumin, salt, pepper and chili in a small bowl.

 Pour over steak mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate and keep covered for one to two hours.Preheat grill. Cook steak about 10 centimetres (four inches) from heat, for two minutes each side.Add the onion and pepper. Spoon any remaining marinade over steak and vegetables.

  Grill, turning meat and vegetables occasionally, until the meat is cooked as liked and vegetables are crisp-tender, about a further seven minutes. Leave meat to stand five minutes.

 Cut meat diagonally across grain into thin slices. Divide meat, onion and pepper evenly between warmed tortillas. Top with cheese.Place under grill just until the cheese melts, about 30 seconds. Fold tortillas over filling and serve.

Nutritional information
Each fajita contains about: 293 calories, 18 g protein, 14 g fat (including 6 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 24 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre and  411 mg sodium.

Switch it up!

Other flatbreads, such as lavash and pita bread, can be used for this recipe. Warm them lightly in the oven, under the grill or in the microwave. What’s more, you can vary the cut of beef used depending on your taste and budget.

Try this delicious recipe today for a flavourful dish that will quickly become one your family will ask for!