February 19, 2009

Sizzling Steak Fajitas


I love Mexican food. I guess Mexican food is particularly appealing to Indian palates because it is somewhat similar to Indian food and makes use of many of the same spices. JM wasnt particularly a big Mexican food buff, but seems like its undergoing a change nowadays. One of our favorite Mexican joints is the restaurant Chipotle which is basically a fastfood place where your order is assembled in front of you just like in Subway. I really savor the taste of each of the ingredients in their burritos and fajitas, especially the red chilli sauce that they pour on the fillings. Their cilantro-lime rice is just out of the world!

All these inspired me to try out this Steak fajita recipe though its not very similar to the ones in Chipotle, in its fillings. But nevertheless, it turned out to be very delicious, one worthy fo sharing with all of you!! It makes for a very colorful meal, and wuick to put-together too, with very satisfying results. I halved the recipe to yield 2 servings, which even then was plentiful! Dont be alarmed by the long list, it is just a very handy list of simple and easily available ingredients. Do try this out soon!

Recipe (Serves 4) :

Flank steak - 3/4 pound
Ground cumin - 2 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Garlic powder - 1/8 tsp
Black pepper - 1/8 tsp
Ground red pepper - 1/8 tsp
Flour tortillas (8") - 4
Vegetable oil - 1 tsp
Sliced onion - 2 cups
Green bell pepper strips - 1/3 cup
Red bell pepper strips - 1/3 cup
Yellow bell pepper strips - 1/3 cup
Lime juice - 1 tbsp
Fat-free sour cream - 1/4 cup
Green salsa - optional
Cilantro sprigs - optional




Method:

Trim fat from steak. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.

Combine steak and the next 6 ingredients in a large ziploc bag .

Seal bag and shake to coat.

Warm tortillas according to package instructions.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add steak, onion and bell-peppers.

Saute 6 minutes or until the steak is done.

Remove from heat, stir in lime juice.

Divide the steak mixture evenly among the tortillas and roll up.

Serve with sour cream.

If desired, serve with green salsa and garnish with cilantro sprigs.

Source: The Complete Cooking Light Cookbook.

Tips:

  1. I used stew-cut beef instead of the flank steak.
  2. I didnt have garlic powder, so I used a minced garlic clove.

Do let me know your thoughts and suggestions. Dont forget to update me on how this turned out for you!! Hope you all had a great Valentine's day!

Have a great day ahead!!

7 comments:

Happy cook said...

I have neve rmade mexican food, my sis in US says too that they really love mexican food.

Varsha Vipins said...

Love Fajita's..nice click JZ..:)

romaspace said...

pretty and colorful fajitas!

Archy said...

colorful fajitas.. looks so gud.. never tired Mexican, but bet they are yum!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi.... Ur fajitas looks so good and appetizing. Nice recipe. YUM!

Vandana Rajesh said...

Mexican is a new world for me this sure is a good and yummy recipe to start with. Thks for sharing the recipe JZ.

Ivy said...

I love Mexican food and your steak fajitas sounds awesome.