Easy Steak Fajitas

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Well, it was only a matter of time before my cell phone screen shattered into a web of dangerously sharp, malfunctioning disaster. I’m a bit careless with my phone at times and I have probably never used my cell phone more than since having a baby. Between middle of the night breastfeeding marathons and the endless need to capture everything in a picture or by video…the thing gets used and abused.

Growing up with dial-up internet, it’s incredible to now think of so many precious memories being stored in “the cloud”…whatever that is. I’m simply glad that I thought so lowly of my efforts to guard and protect my cell phone after the toilet disaster a few months back, that I purchased the protection plan.

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As soon as my cell phone screen shattered this morning, my immediate thought was, “DARN IT! Now I’ll be spending my afternoon and evening in Verizon instead of working out.” I have the best intentions at 8am!

I logged on to my cell phone account online and found that a quick little online process to file a claim would result in a new cell phone being shipped to me overnight with just a deductible to pay. Awesome. I may, in fact, have time for a workout AND time enough to make dinner before the baby goes down tonight! Again, I have the best intentions at 8am…

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While the baby has breakfast each morning, I am typically dicing her foods to be sent to daycare into baby bite-sized pieces and if I’m really on top of things, prepping a few ingredients for dinner. I’m learning that this whole mom business requires more planning and preparation than what was required when I was interning full-time and going to school full-time during my master’s degree. Insanity, really. People work FULL-TIME and are also rockstar moms? They’re priceless unicorns is what they are. I bet they’re not shattering cell phone screens just trying to get out of the house…or habitually running (at least) 5 minutes late.

So, while I cut my peppers, onion, and steak into little strips in the morning, I was deeply grateful when that evening all I had to do was throw it all on a baking sheet and toss with oil and spices. It pretty much doesn’t get any easier than that. And it’s not that fajitas are difficult to make, but I struggle to get the meat cooked through without the vegetables getting over-cooked or to find a skillet big enough that cooking everything through doesn’t take half the evening and overflow the sides of the skillet necessitating a deep clean of the range (I have nightmares about this chore!!). Easy, easy and very, very good!

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Easy Steak Fajitas
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Serves: 5 servings (about 2 fajitas each)
 
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp fajita seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ lb top sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 10 (6-inch) tortillas
Instructions
  1. Preheat the broiler to 500 degree F. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, fajita seasoning, and garlic.
  2. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the steak, bell pepper and onion with the spiced oil until well-mixed.
  3. Broil, turning once, until the vegetables are browned in spots and the meat is charred and cooked to desired doneness, 8 to 10 minutes. Give care not to burn the fajitas - broiler temperatures can vary greatly.
  4. Serve the steak and vegetables in tortillas.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Rachel Ray
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 fajitas in 6-inch tortillas Calories: 507 Fat: 20.8 Carbohydrates: 34.0 Sugar: 3.2 Sodium: 541 Fiber: 1.9 Protein: 46.4 Cholesterol: 85
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5 Comments

  1. September 2, 2015 / 3:43 pm

    I bought this cell phone case online that is impervious to anything – I’ve probably dropped it a billion times and I just pick it up and walk on – http://www.otterbox.com/en-us/iphone-6-defender-series – its stupid expensive, but I literally drop my phone every.single.day.

    That being said – NEVER thought to bake fajitas! Thanks Nicole!

  2. Nadia
    September 7, 2015 / 4:56 pm

    Ah, these would be so amazing to eat after my kickboxing workouts! http://www.ufcgym.com has amazing kickboxing classes for women 🙂 thanks, nicole! keep cooking! xxx

  3. September 10, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    Thanks for sharing this delicious and simple recipe! i’m a busy mom with 2 kids and always struggling when it comes to dinner time. so this is great…i’ll try it tonight for sure.

  4. Suzette
    October 11, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    I made these tonight, and they were fabulous! Delicious, and I love a throw-it-all-in-the-oven-at-once meal. Thanks!

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