Beef Fajitas (or Shrimp Fajitas or Chicken Fajitas)

Portion Size: 2 fajitas with 1 (1 whole grain tortilla) plus 1 1/2 oz. Meat for a total of 2 tortillas and 3 oz. meat.

Ingredients: Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients Notes: 
2 1/2  pounds beef flank steak, cut into thin strips Trim all visible fat. 
16 (6 inch) flour tortillasMay use whole grain 
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
3 green bell peppersWash, trim and slice into strips
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon ground cumin
2/3 cup water
1 cup tomato, dicedWash, trim and dice
1 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese 
½ cup light sour cream
For gluten free (GF): Use GF tortillas. Always check each ingredient to be sure it is gluten free.


Steps:Directions: Critical Control Point /Quality Assurance
1Sauté onions and peppers in 1 teaspoon oil in a large pan until tender crisp on medium high heat. Remove from pan.  
2In the same pan on medium high heat, sauté beef in 1 teaspoon oil until browned.
3In a small bowl combine cornstarch, chili powder, salt, paprika, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cumin and water. 
4Combine seasoning mix with cooked beef. 
5Simmer 10 to 15 minutes.  Minimum Temperature 145°F for 15 seconds 
6Heat tortilla according to package directions.  
7To serve, spoon meat mixture evenly down center of each warm tortilla.  Top with green peppers and onions. 
8Sprinkle with cheese and roll up.  Serve with s cheddar cheese, sour cream, and tomato

Jacqueline Larson M.S., R.D.N. and Associates