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Beef Fajitas with Sweetcorn Salsa

Try this great midweek meal that packs a punch and is a taste of Mexico.  Thin cut beef strips and sweet peppers dusted with fajitas seasoning, pan cooked then served in warm floured tortillas topped with grated cheese, a crunchy sweetcorn salsa and soured cream.

prep time
20 mins

cook time
20 minutes

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 450g/1lb thin cut beef steaks, cut into strips
  • ½ each red, yellow and green pepper, deseeded, cored and cut into thin strips
  • 1 small onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or 5ml/1tsp garlic purée
  • 30ml/2tbsp Fajitas seasoning
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 10ml/2tsp rapeseed oil
  • For the Sweetcorn Salsa:

  • 1 x 165g can sweetcorn in water, drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and diced, optional
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 15ml/1tbsp rapeseed oil (optional)
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 15-30ml/1-2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • To serve

  • 4 corn or plain tortilla wraps, to serve
  • Fresh coriander leaves, to garnish
  • Soured cream, to serve
  • Grated cheese, to serve

Method

  1. Put the beef in a shallow bowl and add the peppers, onion, garlic, fajitas seasoning, half the lime juice and oil.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan and cook the beef mixture for 3-4 minutes or until the beef and vegetables caramelise.
  3. Meanwhile, warm the tortillas in a hot oven.
  4. To prepare the sweetcorn salsa, mix all the ingredients together and set aside.
  5. To assemble the fajitas, put some salsa on the base of each tortilla, then the beef and vegetable mix. Sprinkle over the herbs.
  6. Serve with the sweetcorn salsa, soured cream, fresh avocado and a green salad.