Lettuce-Wrapped Beef and Pepper Fajitas

Author: Canadian Living

Just because you're reducing carbohydrates doesn't mean you have to avoid recipes calling for bread. Here, lettuce replaces the tortillas to allow for extra carbs elsewhere. Or supplement the carbs by using whole wheat tortillas.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2005

Ingredients

  • 1 lb top sirloin grilling steak
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 sweet red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 8 lettuce leaves

Method

Trim fat off steak. Sprinkle steak with half each of the chili powder and salt. Broil steak, turning once, until browned but still pink inside, about 6 minutes. Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain.

Meanwhile, heat nonstick skillet over medium heat; brush with oil. Cook red and green peppers, onion, garlic and remaining chili powder and salt, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Stir in salsa and lime juice. Mound vegetables, steak and sour cream in each lettuce leaf; roll up.

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

  • Sodium 491 mg
  • Protein 24 g
  • Calories 203.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 54 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 24.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 17.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 21.0
  • Vitamin C 135.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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