Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Beef Fajitas

This dish of meat in the classic style of the southwest is a perfect low-fat meal, if you use nonfat sour cream.

* 3 / 4 pound boneless beef round, trimmed and cut into strips
* 1 / 4 cup fresh lemon juice
* 1 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1 tablespoon chili powder
* 1 clove garlic, crushed
* 1 tablespoon canola oil
* 1 yellow pepper, seeded and sliced
* 1 red pepper, seeded and sliced
* 1 red onion, thinly sliced
* 4 non-fat whole wheat tortillas, warm
* 1 / 2 cup salsa
* 4 tablespoons nonfat sour cream
* Chopped cilantro for garnish

Combine lemon juice, cumin, chili powder and garlic in a glass container. Add meat and mix. Cover with paper and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Remove meat strips and discard the marinade.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat a tablespoon of oil. Add beef strips, peppers and red onions, stirring and pulling until the meat is cooked - about 5 minutes.

Divide the mixture among four tortillas fajitas. Garnish with salsa, fat-free sour cream and cilantro, and roll up.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: Calories 253 Calories from Fat 61, Total fat 6.7 g (Sat 1.2g), Cholesterol 52mg, 269mg sodium, 25.8g carbohydrates, 11.4g fiber, 22.2g protein