Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 59, Beef Fajitas

I had to use the rest of the steak I had, so fajitas it was. I used a spice packet again. I like having premixed spices so I don't have to figure out spice amounts myself.

Beef Fajitas

1 pound beef, lean roast or steak, sliced thinly
1 medium onion, sliced into strips
1 medium sweet pepper, sliced into strips
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 McCormick Fajita seasoning packet
1/4 cup water

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add peppers and onions, cook until browned, 3-5 minutes. Remove vegetables from pan. Add second tablespoon oil and add beef. Cook beef until done, about 5-7 minutes. Mix seasoning packet and water in a small bowl. Add vegetables back into pan, pour seasoning over mixture. Cook an additional 5 minutes, until heated through and liquid is reduced.

Serves 5-6

Serve this in 6 inch tortillas. I use whole wheat tortillas. You can add sour cream, guacamole, and cheese as desired. I liked this seasoning. It was definitely fajita flavor. I cook my vegetables before my meat to ensure proper browning because I tend to have some liquid come from the meat and I wanted the vegetable to retain their own flavor before mixing it all together. The spice packet said to cook the meat first, but I had cut up the vegetables first, so that's the order I cooked them. The beef does tend to stick when you first place it in the pan, it will come loose in a minute as it cooks. Don't try to pry it up or you'll end up having torn meat.

Flavor Rating: Great, I really liked this spice mixture.

Ease of Preparation: Easy, it just has a little prep work.

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