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Tacos al Carbon

Photo: Lee Harrelson
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)

Although "al carbon" means to cook over charcoal, bring this dish indoors by sautéing steak, onions, and peppers to make a one-pan taco filling reminiscent of fajitas.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced red bell pepper (about 1 medium)
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free sour cream

Nutrition Information

  • calories 371
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • fat 13.1 g
  • satfat 3.8 g
  • monofat 5.7 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 29 g
  • carbohydrate 36 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 49 mg
  • iron 2.9 mg
  • sodium 608 mg
  • calcium 164 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add bell pepper to pan, and cook 4 minutes. Add onion to pan, and sauté 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Place pepper mixture in a large bowl; cover and keep warm.

    Slicing and Chopping Pepper
  2. Add beef to pan; cook 7 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Add to pepper mixture. Add chili powder, juice, oil, salt, and garlic to bowl; toss to coat.

  3. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon steak mixture evenly over 8 tortillas. Top each taco with about 1 teaspoon cilantro and 2 1/4 teaspoons sour cream.