Lower Calorie Steak Fajitas

Steak fajitas are easy enough to make as a week night meal, or fun to create for a theme party and serve up with all your favourite Mexican appetizers.

 

Lower Calorie Steak Fajitas

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs flank steak, trimmed of fat
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp cumin (or to taste)
  • 2 spring onions, sliced (optional)
  • salt + fresh pepper to taste
  • 3 medium onions, sliced into long strips
  • 3 bell peppers (You can use multi-colours), sliced into strips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt + fresh pepper to taste
  • 12 x  7″ flour tortillas

Method

  1. Pierce steak with a fork all over to tenderize. Season steak with cumin, garlic, spring onlions, salt and pepper. Allow steak to rest at room temperature at least 10 minutes before grilling.
  2. In a large pan or cast iron skillet combine onions, peppers, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on medium-low heat, tossing occasionally until onions are caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  4. When the onions and peppers are done, set aside to keep warm. Discard spring onion and sear steak 4-6 minutes without moving, turn the steak over and cook a few more minutes until rare or medium rare (well done will be too tough).
  5. Remove from grill and let it rest a few minutes before cutting.
  6. Cut meat into small cubes and combine with the cooked
    onions and peppers and serve with tortillas, cheese, guacamole and sour cream.

Serves 6 – Nutrition Per Serving
Serving Size: 2 fajitas (3 oz meat total + onions, peppers + 2 tortillas)
Calories: 298, Fat: 13g, Protein: 29g, Carbohydrate: 30g, Fibre: 16g, Sugar: 2g