Sunday, February 26, 2006

Low-Carb Fajita Recipe Mexican-Styled

High-fiber and loaded with protein Beef Fajitas with Peppers

Despite what you may have heard, Mexican food is not off-limits when you are on a low-carb program. This incredibly easy and absolutely delicious recipe for Beef Fajitas with Peppers proves that! Using low-carb tortillas, which have become pretty commonplace in grocery stores and low-carb stores these days, you'll have a meal that your whole family will LOVE you for.



3 garlic cloves, pushed through a press
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 pounds skirt steak, trimmed and cut into large pieces 1 tablespoons canola oil
1 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
12 controlled carb flour tortillas
3/4 cup green salsa
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1. Make marinade: In a large bowl or resealable plastic bag, combine garlic, salt, lime juice, jalapeño, cumin and olive oil; whisk together. Add steak pieces to marinade; coat well. Marinate, refrigerated at least 1 hour.

2. Heat oven to 350° F. Wrap tortillas in foil; place in oven to warm 15 minutes before serving.

3. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Grill 5 inches over hot coals (or over medium-high heat) 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness; set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat canola oil. Cook bell peppers and onion 5 minutes, until vegetables are softened.

4. Slice steak thinly across the grain. To assemble fajitas, spread tortillas with salsa, top with steak slices and vegetable mixture, sour cream, and cilantro. Fold over and serve.

Servings: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Marinate time: 1 hour
Bake/Cook time: 10 minutes

Carbohydrates: 29.5g
Net Carbs: 10.5g
Fiber: 19g
Protein: 46.5g
Fat: 43.5g
Calories: 653

Special THANKS to Elaine from Low-Carb Connoisseur for this delectable, mouth-watering recipe. Ooh lah lah! Sink your teeth into this one and enjoy the rich, vibrant flavors as your tastebuds do the tango on your tongue after eating this! LOL!


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