Julie's Beef Fajitas

Author: Canadian Living

The kids will come running when you call them to Julie Rowe's meal featuring mild Tex-Mex flavours. The Rowe family likes Caesar salad alongside.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2003

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 8 tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 plum tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup light sour cream
Filling:
  • 1 lb sirloin tip fast-fry steak
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Method

Filling:
Cut steaks into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick strips. Sprinkle with salt, hot pepper sauce and cayenne pepper.

In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; fry steak, in batches, until browned but still pink inside, about 2 minutes. Transfer to plate.

Add onion, garlic, oregano and cumin to pan; fry, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add to beef. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 20 minutes; refrigerate, uncovered, until cold. Freeze in resealable freezer bag for up to 1 month; thaw in refrigerator, about 24 hours.)

In bowl, mix filling, 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the cheese and the salsa. For each fajita, spoon about 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the meat mixture onto tortilla and roll up. Place in greased 11- x 7-inch (2 L) glass baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until heated through and cheese is bubbly, about 20 minutes. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream scattered over top.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 1197 mg
  • Protein 43 g
  • Calories 698.0
  • Total fat 37 g
  • Cholesterol 115 mg
  • Saturated fat 16 g
  • Total carbohydrate 47 g

%RDI

  • Iron 41.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 59.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 35.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 24.0
  • Vitamin C 28.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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