Beef Fajitas
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Serves: 4
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Enjoy the taste of Mexico wrapped in a soft tortilla.
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Ingredients

  • 300 g lean beef, trimmed of fat, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin or ground coriander
  • pepper
  • 4 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped
  • olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 large onion, peeled and sliced into thin wedges
  • 1 red capsicum, seeded and sliced into strips
  • 1 green capsicum, seeded and sliced into strips
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced into batons
  • 2 tbs sweet chilli sauce
  • 4 wholegrain or reduced-fat tortillas or soft wraps (20cm)
  • 1/3 cup extra light sour cream , optional

Method

  1. In a small bowl, combine beef, garlic, lemon or lime juice, smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon ground cumin or coriander and season with pepper. Mix well and set aside to marinate while vegetables are prepared.
  2. Combine tomatoes and coriander in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Spray a wok or large non-stick frypan with oil and heat. Stir-fry the beef in two batches for 1-2 minutes each until brown and just cooked, then remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Spray pan with oil and return to high heat. Stir-fry onion with remaining teaspoon of cumin or coriander for 3 minutes.
  5. Add in capsicum and zucchini and stir-fry vegetables until tender but still firm and bright.
  6. Stir through sweet chilli sauce and cooked beef then stir-fry until heated through.
  7. Heat tortillas in the microwave for 1 minute on HIGH, or according to packet instructions.
  8. To serve, top tortillas with beef stir-fry, tomato-coriander mix and 2 teaspoons of sour cream then roll up to enclose filling.

Hint
Cover bowl, refrigerate and marinate beef for as long as time permits, from 30 minutes to overnight.


Variations

  • For added spice, stir-fry a chopped red chilli with the onion.
  • For a vegetarian option, substitute beef for 2 cans of drained no-added-salt kidney beans and serve with guacamole.

Healthy tip!

To keep lean meats juicy and add flavour, try brushing with a marinade.

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 2116 kJ 349 kJ
Protein 39 g 7 g
Fat, total 18 g 3 g
— saturated 7 g 1 g
Carbohydrate 41 g 7 g
— sugars 17 g 3 g
Sodium 1114 mg 184 mg
Fibre 10 g 2 g

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