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Fabulous Fajitas Recipe
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Fabulous Fajitas Recipe

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I've enjoyed cooking since I was a girl growing up in the Southwest. When friends call to ask me for new recipes to try, I suggest these flavorful fajitas. It's wonderful to put the beef in the slow cooker before church and come home to a hot delicious main dish. -Janie Reitz, Rochester, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large green pepper, julienned
  • 1 large onion, julienned
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 fajita: 314 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, brown steak in oil over medium heat. Place steak and drippings in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, chili powder and red pepper flakes.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or until meat is almost tender. Add green pepper and onion; cover and cook for 1 hour or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  3. Warm tortillas according to package directions; spoon beef and vegetables down the center of tortillas. Top each with cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Fabulous Fajitas in Taste of Home August/September 1996, p25

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.


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Laurie73 251948
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

"I made this on the stove instead of the crockpot. It was very good with chicken instead of steak. My 12 year old said it was def a keeper recipe so we can have it again!!"

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MarineMom_texas 248722
Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"We love fajitas and this recipe is a winner. I did substitute chicken for the beef and it was delicious. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. So easy and so good. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor."

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ps1_4_9@yahoo.com 235329
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"I also prepare this recipe by marinating chicken in the seasonings, then cooking it on individual fajita skillets"

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mommayor 230864
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"This was great. The meat was so tender! Easy to make too. I doubled the recipe to serve 7 people."

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jmkasprak 17678
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2014

"I used half of the recipe and put it in my 1.5 qt slow cooker and it was perfect for the two of us. I used lime instead of lemon, but I couldn't detect any lime flavor. I would have been better off using the lemon during cooking and adding a squeeze of lime at the end."

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joycerm53 27093
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"The name says it all- fabulous! No more to says!"

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tammyr712 25819
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"The name fits they are Fabulous!"

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hot_cookin_momma 3987
Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"This turned out way better than expected! The flavor of the meat is awesome and the peppers weren't soggy.

*I cooked this in a 5 qt crock on low for about 6 hrs. I almost doubled the lemon juice and spices for a little more kick and put a little water in as well to keep it from drying out.
I'll be making this a regular!"

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Kools01 3983
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"These were so easy and quick. I found you don't need to cook on HIGH, Low temp worked well for 2 hours. Added the peppers and onions and cooked 30 min on High, then another 30 min on Low. Served with salsa, sour cream, shredded Mexican cheese and avocado slices. Might try lime juice instead of lemon juice next time. Also used a mix of green, red and yellow peppers."

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Kools01 200987
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"These were so easy and quick. I found you don't need to cook on HIGH, Low temp worked well for 2 hours. Added the peppers and onions and cooked 30 min on High, then another 30 min on Low. Served with salsa, sour cream and avocado slices. Might try lime juice instead of lemon juice next time."

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