Zesty Steak Fajitas

These spicy fajitas are a flavorful––yet healthy––Mexican summer dish

Prep time: 30 min

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 beef flank steak (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 flour tortillas (6 inches), warmed
  • Canned black beans and guacamole

How to make it:

Time: 30 minutes

  1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Broil or grill steak over medium-high heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°F; medium, 160°F; well-done, 170°F).
  3. Meanwhile, in a skillet, sauté onion in oil until crisp-tender. Slice steak into thin strips across the grain; place on tortillas. Top with onion and the reserved tomato relish. Serve with black beans and guacamole.

Editor’s Note: When cutting or seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your hands. Avoid touching your face.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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