• Serves
    4
  • 242
    Calories

Dietician's Tip: The traditional unleavened bread wrappers of Mexico, tortillas, are a versatile way to add grains to your day. Wheat tortillas, made from white flour, are often labeled "flour tortillas." Whole-wheat tortillas are made from whole-grain flour. You can make this recipe gluten-free if you substitute 100-percent corn tortillas.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces beef sirloin, select grade, cut into strips 1/2 inch wide and 2 inches long
  • 1 red onion, cut into strips
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 4 whole-wheat tortillas, about 8 inches in diameter, warmed in the microwave
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup salsa

Directions

In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Dredge the sirloin pieces in the seasonings, coating completely. In a nonstick frying pan, cook the sirloin strips over medium heat until slightly pink, about 8 minutes. Add the onion and green pepper strips and saute until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

To serve, spread an equal amount of the meat and vegetable mixture on each tortilla. Top each with 1 tablespoon cheese, 1/4 of the diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup shredded lettuce and 2 tablespoons salsa. Fold both sides of each tortilla up over the filling, and then roll to close. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: 1 fajita

  • Calories 242
  • Cholesterol 57 mg
  • Monounsaturated fat 2 g
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Sodium 608 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g
  • Dietary fiber 12 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Serving size 1 fajita
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Grains and grain products 1
  • Meats, poultry and fish 3
  • Vegetables 2
  • Carbohydrates 1
  • Protein and dairy 1
  • Vegetables 2
  • Meat and meat substitutes 3
  • Nonstarchy vegetables 2
  • Starches 1
Last Updated: 07-09-2015
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