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Beef Fajitas

This flavorful favorite is packed with muscle-building protein and loaded with Vitamins C and A. A "south-of-the-border" classic. Serve with homemade guacamole for a tasty and guilt-free meal when wrapped in romaine lettuce instead of flour shells!

Serves 4

Cook time: 15 minutes



  • juice 2 limes
  • 3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled, and minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. chipotle powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped(including stems)

Fajita Meat

  • 1 tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 lb. flank steak, skirt steak or carne asada,
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2-3 bell peppers of various colors, sliced lengthwise into strips
  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves

toppings of choice:

  • creamy guacamole (p.12)
  • diced tomato salsa


1. Mix marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place meat in shallow dish and coat with marinade. Let sit at room temperature an hour or several hours in fridge.

2. Heat cast-iron skillet on medium-high. Add coconut oil and heat a minute. Remove meat from Marinade. Add steak to skillet and cook 3 minutes on each side or to desired doneness. Remove meat from skillet and keep warm.

3. Add onions to skillet. Sauté a few minutes. Add peppers and cook 5 minutes.

4. Slice meat across the grain into thin slices. Return to skillet and stir to warm.

5. Serve fajita meat, onions, bell pepper, and toppings of choice in romaine lettuce leaves.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23 g 36 %
Saturated Fat 8 g 42 %
Monounsaturated Fat 8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 75 mg 25 %
Sodium 652 mg 27 %
Potassium 402 mg 11 %
Total Carbohydrate10 g 3 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 18 %
Sugars 2 g
Protein 26 g 52 %
Vitamin A 244 %
Vitamin C 27 %
Calcium 12 %
Iron 20 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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This content is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of such advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Neither Dr. Chad Walding nor the publisher of this content takes responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement, or lifestyle program.

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