I have been changing it up a bit in my diet lately as I have felt some plateauing and also some general discomfort in my tummy 😦 I am pleased to say the discomfort seems to have gone away. I am going to give it a few months to see if it’s something that is working better for me as I get down to my last 15ish pounds that I would like to lose. I have been focusing more on grass fed, organic meats and healthy fats and organic veggies in my diet lately which led me to this gem last night.
As a side note, I very rarely follow recipes. I am sort of a fly by the seat of your pants kind of cook but it works for me. I learned it from my dad! So last night, I took stock of what I had in the fridge and I whipped this up. It doesn’t take too many special ingredients and it was awesome!
Grass fed Steak Fajitas (serves 1-2)
1-2 grass fed sirloin strip steaks (you could also use ribeye)
juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 white onion, sliced
1 bell pepper, sliced
1 head of Boston, Bibb or Butter lettuce for wrapping (or tortillas if you prefer)
1 tbsp grass fed butter
1 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp taco seasoning rub
Taco Seasoning Rub:
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp smoked paprika or smoked chipotle chili
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
- Preheat oven to 425.
- In a skillet or saute pan, heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and peppers and season with salt and pepper. Cook until onions are translucent and peppers are soft, approximately 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
- While vegetables are cooking, rub the steak with the taco seasoning rub and allow to sit for 10 minutes.
- In an ovenproof pan, heat butter over high heat. Add steak and sear on each side. Then add vegetables on the side of the steak in the pan and put the pan in the preheated oven.
- Cook to desired temperature (I like mine medium and it cooked about 10-12 minutes).
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with lime juice and allow to rest, covered loosely with aluminum foil, for 10 minutes.
- Thinly slice the steak and add to a plate with vegetable and separated lettuce leaves.
- Have fun making your own fajitas by playing the meat and veggies on the lettuce wraps. Feel free to add guacamole too but I had mine plain and it was great!