Tested till perfect Steak Fajita Toss with Cilantro Sour Cream
Steak Fajita Toss with Cilantro Sour Cream
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Steak Fajita Toss with Cilantro Sour Cream

Thinly slicing flank steak across the grain breaks apart and tenderizes the tough muscle fibres and ensures the steak cooks quickly. If you like, serve Cheddar cheese, avocado, tortilla chips and extra salsa on the side. Cost: $4.20 per serving

By Gilean Watts and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: March 2016

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 3/4 cup 3/4cup20-minute whole grain brown rice
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuplight sour cream
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspchopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp 1tsplime juice
  • 1 tsp 1tspchili powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspeach ground cumin, ground corainder and paprika
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspeach salt and pepper
  • pinch pinchcayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspolive oil
  • 1 1oniononions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1sweet green peppersweet green peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 1clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 350 g 350gbeef flank marinating steak, thinly sliced across the grain
  • 1 can (540 mL) 1can (540 mL)black beanblack beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupprepared salsa
  • 1 cup 1cupshredded iceberg lettuce
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In saucepan, cook rice according to package instructions.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together sour cream, cilantro and lime juice; set aside. In separate bowl, stir together chili powder, cumin, coriander, paprika, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.

In large nonstick skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat; stir-fry onion, green pepper, garlic and half of the chili powder mixture until green pepper is almost tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.

Toss beef with remaining chili powder mixture to coat. Add to skillet; stir-fry until browned, about 4 minutes. Stir in beans and salsa; cook until heated through.

Divide rice among plates or bowls. Top with beef mixture and lettuce. Serve with sour cream mixture.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: For a spicier dish, use hot salsa; otherwise, we recommend medium.

Nutritional Information per serving: about

cal 465 pro 31g total fat 14g sat. fat 5g
carb 55g dietary fibre 11g sugar 4g chol 47mg
sodium 790mg potassium 931mg


calcium 8 iron 32 vit A 7 vit C 43
folate 35
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