Spicy Stir-Fry Steak Fajitas
1 teaspoon (5 ml) grated lime zest
1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon (15 ml) balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt (optional)
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) ground cumin
1 pound (480 g) top sirloin, trimmed of all fat
2 teaspoons (10 ml) canola oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 medium red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into thin julienne strips
1 medium green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into thin julienne strips
1 fresh jalapeÃ±o chile pepper, seeded and minced (optional)
6 warm 9-inch (22.5 cm) fat free flour tortillas
1/3 cup (80 ml) purchased hot sauce
plain nonfat yogurt
- In a small bowl, combine marinade ingredients. Thinly slice meat across the grain and place in a shallow glass baking dish. Pour over marinade and toss to evenly coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until the next day, turning occasionally.
- Place a wok or heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and when wok is hot enough to make a drop of water bounce, add onions and peppers to the pan. Stir-fry for 4 to 5 minutes, until vegetables are soft.
- Increase heat to high. Add meat and marinade to the wok and stir-fry until meat is lightly browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.
- To serve, divide the meat and vegetables among tortillas. Add hot sauce and yogurt to taste. Roll up tortillas to enclose filling; eat out of hand.
Per serving: 241 calories (22% calories from fat), 20 g protein, 6 g total fat (1.7 g saturated fat), 26 g carbohydrates, 2 g dietary fiber, 50 g cholesterol, 332 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 2 lean protein, 2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 bread/starch, 1 vegetable)