Sunday, April 18, 2010

Beef Fajitas and Cilantro Lime Rice

I hope everyone had a great Sunday. Jeffrey wasn't on a job today so we were able to go to church then to the Young Married's class afterward. It is always a rich discussion with the other married couples. It helps to see that other people struggle with the same small things we struggle with. Jeffrey and I just sit and soak up their advice like a sponge. We are so newly married that we are still adjusting to seeing each other everyday! I hope that one day we will be able to give advice to others.

I made these Fajitas the other night and was kinda disappointed. I hope saying this will not deffer you from making them. It wasn't the way they were made, but the quality of the beef that was the problem. The steak was tough and fatty, making it hard to eat in a burrito. I will make them again and make sure I buy a better steak!
My favorite part of this meal was the Cilantro Lime Rice. My mom LOVES the rice that Chipolte serves in their burritos, so she experimented to try and make their rice at home, I think she came very close!

Beef Fajitas
Marinade:

Juice of 1 orange - About 1/4 cup
Juice of 2 limes
3 Tb of Olive Oil
2 tsp minced garlic
1 jalapeno seeded and diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 Pd flank steak



Chop cilantro and jalapeno.
Put all marinade ingredients into a gallon bag.

Refrigerate overnight.



Beef Fajitas
Other Ingredients:

1/4 Green Bell Pepper
1/4 Red Bell Pepper
1/4 Red Onion
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
Tortillas (I like the whole wheat 99% fat free ones)
cheese
sour cream
1/2 lime


Chop peppers and onion.
Remove steak from marinade and cook on your grill pan for 4 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and let rest.

Cook vegetables in the same pan until tender.


Juice 1/2 a lime over the vegetables while they cook.


Slice meat into bite size pieces.


Throw meat back in hot pan with vegetables for another minute.




Chipolte's Cilantro Lime Rice
Basmati Rice (it is an Indian rice, I could only find it in the Ready Rice package, but I have seen it before sold in a bag.)
1/2 lime
1/2 cup cilantro
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Cook your rice. Make enough for 2 servings. The ready rice cooked really fast and easy, it was actually surprising how good it was.

Chop cilantro.

Put rice and cilantro into a bowl. Juice lime over rice.

Salt and Pepper the rice. Then taste to see if you need anymore lime or salt.

Enjoy!


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