Sunday, March 3, 2013

Recipe: Simple Steak Fajitas

It's Sunday night again, time for me to dish up a tasty dinner for my family. Tonight, I chose a simple recipe: Steak fajitas. It's not the lowest calorie meal I've ever made, but it doesn't break the dietary budget if you stick to a single serving.

I started by marinating two hotel steaks in the refrigerator in a canola oil/lime fajita seasoning mixture. After two hours of marinating, I grilled them on our George Foreman grill for about 10 minutes until well done.

Next, I sliced two onions and a package of mini bell peppers and sauteed them until tender in a tablespoon of canola oil and the remainder of the fajita seasoning.

I added the sliced beef to the onion and peppers and cooked for about five minutes longer, the served the mixture on warm high-fiber tortilla.

Each fajita weighs in at 445 calories, 30g protein and 27g fat. Common sense would have told me a single fajita would suffice, but they were so tasty, I ate two. I went over my dietary allotment for both fat and calories, but sometimes you've got to splurge a little.

Maybe next time, I'll use grilled chicken instead for a healthier alternative.

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