Mexican Beef Salad

From Cooking Light 2007

The flavors of Mexico turn dinner time into a delicious and healthy meal.  

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Mexican Beef Salad
Prep Time 20-30 minutes
Cook Time 15- 30 minutes
Passive Time 30-60 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound boneless top round steaj
  • 1 Tbs, chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 4 oz. low fat sour cream
  • 2 Tbs. canned chopped green chilies
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 10 inch flour tortillas
  • 6 cups Romaine lettuce shredded
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 15 oz. can red kidney beans drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
Prep Time 20-30 minutes
Cook Time 15- 30 minutes
Passive Time 30-60 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound boneless top round steaj
  • 1 Tbs, chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 4 oz. low fat sour cream
  • 2 Tbs. canned chopped green chilies
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 10 inch flour tortillas
  • 6 cups Romaine lettuce shredded
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 15 oz. can red kidney beans drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
Instructions
  1. Combine chili powder, onion powder, ground oregano, ground oregano, ground cumin, garlic powder, red pepper and oil and rub evenly on the steak. Cover steak with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 -60 minutes.
  2. Combine sour cream, green chilies, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder. Mix together well and let set in the refrigerator.
  3. To make the tortilla shell, press 1 tortilla shell into a medium bowl. Microwave for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until crisp. Repeat with other tortillas shells.
  4. Preheat the grill and place marinated steak on the grill. Grill steak until desired doneness.
  5. To assemble: Place tortilla shell on a plate. Add shredded lettuce, cilantro, and red tomatoes. Place drained beans and corn on top of lettuce and tomatoes.
  6. Slice steak across grain into thin strips. Place 4 oz. of steak on top of beans and corn. Place a dollop of sour cream on top.
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Chicken Fajaitas


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Chicken Fajaitas
Course Main Dish, Mexican
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound chicken breast or thigh sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 8" flour tortillas
  • 1-2 onions sliced thin
  • 2 peppers red, green or yellow
Course Main Dish, Mexican
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound chicken breast or thigh sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 8" flour tortillas
  • 1-2 onions sliced thin
  • 2 peppers red, green or yellow
Instructions
  1. Slice chicken into thin strips
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together 1 Tablespoon olive oil, lime juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin, hot pepper flakes, black pepper and salt. Mix well.
  3. Wrap tortillas in foil and place in 350 degree oven for 5-10 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Cut onions in half lengthwise and slice into strips. Cut peppers into strips.
  5. Heat a large non stick skillet over medium high heat. Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil
  6. Add onions & peppers stirring for 3-4 minutes, until softened; transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  7. Add chicken to the skillet, cook stirring for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through.
  8. Return onions and pepper to skillet; stir for about one minute.
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