30-Min: Beef Fajitas Recipe
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, cut in strips
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 cup salsa
1 sweet red pepper, chopped
1 sweet green pepper, chopped
1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
4 10-inch flour tortillas
2/3 cup low-fat sour cream
2 tsp dijon mustard
In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook onion,
garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper, stirring often, for 5 minutes
or until onion is softened.
Add beef and salsa; cook, breaking up beef with back of spoon, for
about 3 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Add peppers and
zucchini; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until tender-crisp and
liquid has evaporated.
Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in foil; heat in 350F 180C oven for 5
minutes or until warmed through. Stir sour cream with mustard. Divide
beef mixture among tortillas and roll up. Serve with sour cream
4 servings for $9.56CDN [Aug 95]
Per Serving: about 545 calories, 31 g protein, 25 g fat, 49 g
carbohydrate, good source calcium, excellent source iron
Source: Canadian Living magazine, Aug 95 Article "30-Minute Summer
Suppers" Recipe by Canadian Living Test Kitchen
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