By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian's tip:

The traditional unleavened bread wrappers of Mexico, tortillas are a versatile way to add grains to your day. Tortillas divide into two basic categories: corn and wheat. Wheat tortillas, made from white flour, are often labeled "flour tortillas." Whole-wheat tortillas are made from whole-grain flour.

Number of servings

Serves 4

Ingredients

  1. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  2. 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  3. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  4. 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1/8 teaspoon salt
  6. Ground black pepper, to taste
  7. 12 ounces beef sirloin, select grade, cut into strips 1/2 inch wide and 2 inches long
  8. 1 red onion, cut into strips
  9. 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  10. 4 whole-wheat tortillas, about 8 inches in diameter, warmed in the microwave
  11. 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  12. 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  13. 2 cups shredded lettuce
  14. 1/2 cup salsa

Directions

In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Dredge the sirloin pieces in the seasonings, coating completely.

In a nonstick frying pan, cook the sirloin strips over medium heat until slightly pink, about 8 minutes. Add the onion and green pepper strips and saute until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

To serve, spread an equal amount of the meat and vegetable mixture on each tortilla. Top each with 1 tablespoon cheese, 1/4 of the diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup shredded lettuce and 2 tablespoons salsa. Fold both sides of each tortilla up over the filling, and then roll to close. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size :1 fajita

  • Total fat 7 g
  • Calories 307
  • Protein 34 g
  • Cholesterol 51 mg
  • Total carbohydrate 32 g
  • Dietary fiber 11 g
  • Monounsaturated fat 2 g
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Sodium 494 mg
Jul. 01, 2009