Beef and Pepper Fajitas

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The only thing missing is an avocado.

I would say that everyone should be impressed that I left my safety zone of only cooking chicken and ground turkey, but that’s not true.  My dad actually cooked a large roast for vegetable soup, and he had some extra.  I decided to put the leftover roast beef to good use.

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Fortunately, the roast beef worked well for these fajitas.  It was not tough, but it held together in nice strips rather than disintegrating into a million splinters of meat.  (I hate when that happens.  You won’t be surprised to learn that I also am a bit leery of pulled pork.)

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The Recipe

Ingredients

8″ whole wheat tortillas

1 lb roast beef, cooked and sliced into thin strips

1 large yellow bell pepper, sliced

1 large orange bell pepper, sliced

1 small onion, peeled and roughly chopped

2 1/2 tsp cumin

2 tsp chili powder

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 1/2 tsp salt

dash pepper

1 Tbsp cornstarch

3 Tbsp water

dash lime juice

dash cilantro

Servings: 4-5 fajitas

Sautee pepper slices and onion in a skillet over medium heat.  Before the peppers and onions are finished sauteeing, add the roast beef.  Add the cumin, chili powder, garlic, salt, and pepper.  In a small bowl stir together the cornstarch and water until the cornstarch is fully incorporated.  Add the cornstarch-water to the peppers and meat.  Coat the meat and peppers with the seasonings and cornstarch-water.  Cook down until the coating sticks to the meat and peppers.  Just before removing from the heat, add a dash of lime juice.  Place 1/4 to 1/5 of the meat and peppers on a tortilla, and sprinkle a little cilantro over top.  Roll up the tortilla and enjoy!

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