Classic Fajitas

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 beef flank or skirt steak (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 small onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 medium green bell peppers, cut into quarters
  • 12 small flour tortillas (6 to 7-inch diameter), warmed
  • salt and pepper
  • prepared guacamole (optional)
  • Marinade:1 package (1.25 ounces) fajita seasoning mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Directions

  • Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steak and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 6 hours or as long as overnight, turning occasionally.
  • Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals; arrange onions and bell peppers around steak. Grill flank steak, uncovered, 17 to 21 minutes (skirt steak 10 to 13 minutes) for medium rare to medium doneness, turning occasionally. Grill vegetables 13 to 16 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning occasionally.
  • Carve flank steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into thin slices. (Carve skirt steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices.) Cut bell peppers into 1/2-inch strips; coarsely chop onions. Place steak slices on tortillas; top with vegetables. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve with guacamole, if desired.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Cook's Tip: Wrap tortillas in heavy-duty foil and place on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill 5 minutes or until warm, turning occasionally. Keep warm until ready to serve.

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 539
  Calories from Fat 179 (33%)
(30%)Total Fat 20g
(35%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(20%)Cholesterol 59mg
(24%)Sodium 582mg
(21%)Potassium 734mg
Total Carbohydrate 59g
(24%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(63%)Protein 32g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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