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Grilled Beef Fajitas

with Red Bell Peppers and Onions
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Grilled Beef Fajitas

Grilled Beef Fajitas - Tex-Mex cuisine at its best: Grilled beef and vegetables wrapped in a tortilla

Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
45 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 45 min.
Ready in
Calories:
570
calories
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Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie570 kcal(27 %)
Protein47 g(48 %)
Fat18 g(16 %)
Carbohydrates51 g(34 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage12 g(40 %)
Vitamin A0.6 mg(75 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E8.4 mg(70 %)
Vitamin B₁0.4 mg(40 %)
Vitamin B₂0.7 mg(64 %)
Niacin17.4 mg(145 %)
Vitamin B₆0.8 mg(57 %)
Folate76 μg(25 %)
Pantothenic acid1.7 mg(28 %)
Biotin15.2 μg(34 %)
Vitamin B₁₂5.3 μg(177 %)
Vitamin C184 mg(194 %)
Potassium1,040 mg(26 %)
Calcium163 mg(16 %)
Magnesium92 mg(31 %)
Iron7.4 mg(49 %)
Iodine18 μg(9 %)
Zinc8 mg(100 %)
Saturated fatty acids7 g
Uric acid287 mg
Cholesterol114 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
servings
9 ounces
Beef (such as flank steak)
1
1
2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
1 pinch
dried Thyme
2
red Bell peppers (about 400 grams)
2
4 ounces
1 bunch
1
large Tomato
4
Tortillas (preferably whole-grain)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Skillet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Grill pan, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

1.
Grilled Beef Fajitas preparation step 1

Cut beef into strips, about 1 cm (approximately 1/2 inch) wide.

2.
Grilled Beef Fajitas preparation step 2

Peel and finely chop garlic. Squeeze 3 tablespoons juice from lime. In a bowl, mix together garlic, 1 1/2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon oil, the paprika and thyme.

3.
Grilled Beef Fajitas preparation step 3

Add meat to lime-garlic mixture and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

4.
Grilled Beef Fajitas preparation step 4

Meanwhile, rinse bell peppers, wipe dry, remove seeds and cut peppers into thin slices. Peel onions and cut into wedges.

5.
Grilled Beef Fajitas preparation step 5

Heat the remaining oil in a heavy pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and bell peppers. Cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 20 minutes.

6.
Grilled Beef Fajitas preparation step 6

In a bowl, combine sour cream and remaining lime juice, then season with salt and pepper. Rinse cilantro, shake dry, pluck leaves and coarsely chop. Mix half with the sour cream.

7.
Grilled Beef Fajitas preparation step 7

Rinse tomato, wipe dry, cut into quarters and remove seeds, if desired. Slice tomato thinly. About 2 minutes before peppers and onions are finished cooking, add tomato to pan and cook until slightly softened. Heat tortillas in the oven or microwave until warmed through. 

8.
Grilled Beef Fajitas preparation step 8

Heat a grill pan over high heat. Add beef and cook until medium-rare, 3-4 minutes.

9.
Grilled Beef Fajitas preparation step 9

Divide beef and vegetables among tortillas.

10.
Grilled Beef Fajitas preparation step 10

Top with remaining cilantro, then roll up fajitas and serve immediately with cilantro-sour cream on the side.

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