Beef-and-Chicken Fajitas with
Peppers and Onions

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 2 fajitas)
Source: Cooking Light June 2000
Amy's Comments: These were GREAT! Larry gets fajitas out a LOT and he said these were BETTER than most restaurant fajitas. The marinade was nice, but not too overpowering. These were great! A keeper!

INGREDIENTS:

Marinade:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon grated lime rind
2-1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14.25-ounce) can low-salt beef broth

Fajitas:
1 (1-pound) flank steak
1 pound skinned, boned chicken breast
2 red bell peppers, each cut into 12 wedges
2 green bell peppers, each cut into 12 wedges
1 large Vidalia or other sweet onion, cut into 16 wedges
Cooking spray
16 (6-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
1 cup bottled salsa
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Fresh cilantro sprigs

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. To prepare marinade, combine first 10 ingredients in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. To prepare fajitas, trim fat from steak. Score a diamond pattern on both sides of the steak. Combine 1-1/2 cups marinade, steak, and chicken in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Combine remaining marinade, bell peppers, and onion in a zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate in refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  3. Prepare grill.
  4. Remove steak and chicken from bag; discard marinade. Remove vegetables from bag; reserve marinade. Place reserved marinade in a small saucepan; set aside. Place steak, chicken, and vegetables on grill rack coated with cooking spray; cook 8 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
  5. Wrap tortillas tightly in foil; place tortilla packet on grill rack the last 2 minutes of grilling time. Bring reserved marinade to a boil. Cut steak and chicken diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Place the steak, chicken, and vegetables on a serving platter; drizzle with reserved marinade.
  6. Arrange about 1 ounce steak, about 1 ounce chicken, 3 bell pepper wedges, and 1 onion wedge in a tortilla; top with 1 tablespoon salsa, about 1 teaspoon sour cream, and 1/2 tablespoon cilantro. Fold sides of tortilla over filling. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired. Serve immediately.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:

Healthy Units: 8.5 per serving
calories: 407 carbohydrates: 40.6 g cholesterol: 64 mg fat: 14.2 g sodium: 841 mg protein: 31.1 g calcium: 79 mg iron: 3.9 mg fiber: 5.3 g

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