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Have-It-Your-Way Steak and Pepper Fajitas
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Have-It-Your-Way Steak and Pepper Fajitas

Set out a selection of toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream and salsa, for people to choose their favourites.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2007

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  • Portion size 4 to 6


  • 1 lb 1lbbeef strip loin grilling steakgrilling steaks, 1 inch (2.5 cm thick
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 1 1oniononions, sliced
  • 1 1sweet red peppersweet red peppers, sliced
  • 1 1sweet green peppersweet green peppers, sliced
  • 1 1yellow pepperyellow peppers, sliced
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 4 cups 4cupssliced mushrooms
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspdried thyme
  • 4 4small whole wheat tortillawhole wheat tortillas

Chili Rub

  • 2 tsp 2tspchili powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
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Chili Rub: Stir together chili powder, salt, cumin and pepper; sprinkle all over steak. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until medium-rare, about 8 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; tent with foil and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain.

Meanwhile, in skillet, heat 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat; saut?nion for 2 minutes. Add red, green and yellow peppers and pinch of the salt ; saut?adding 2 tbsp (25 mL) water halfway through, until peppers are tender-crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove to bowl; keep warm.

In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; saut?ushrooms, garlic, thyme and remaining salt until no liquid remains and mushrooms are golden, about 6 minutes. Remove to separate bowl; keep warm.

Meanwhile, stack tortillas and wrap in foil. Heat in 350°F (180°C) oven until warmed through, about 10 minutes. Serve with sliced steak, peppers and mushrooms.

Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 250 pro 17g total fat 13g sat. fat 4g
carb 20g fibre 3g chol 40mg sodium 434mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 20 vit A 10 vit C 132
folate 13
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