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Fast & Easy Dinner: Beef Fajita Bowls

Fast & Easy Dinner: Beef Fajita Bowls

Sometimes I think it's fun to take an ordinary dish and deconstruct it. Don't get overwhelmed, it's actually super easy. For example, instead of serving fajitas in a soft tortilla, serve them in a bowl over rice with crispy fried tortilla strips. Dinner comes together quickly in under a half an hour. By incorporating canned, frozen, and fresh ingredients, you create a meal that is layered with flavors and textures. Mash up a simple guacamole, chill the Pacifico and sit back - TGIF! Get this fast and easy recipe -

Beef Fajita Bowls
Betty Crocker

1 cup uncooked regular long-grain rice
1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 flour tortilla for burritos (8 inch) (from 11.5-ounce package), cut into 4x1/2-inch strips
1 bag (1 pound) frozen stir-fry bell peppers and onions
1/2 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup thick & chunky salsa
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  1. Cook rice as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, cut beef with grain into 2-inch strips; cut strips across grain into 1/8-inch slices.
  3. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; rotate skillet to coat bottom. Cook tortilla strips in oil 1 to 2 minutes on each side, adding additional oil if necessary, until golden brown and crisp. Drain on paper towel.
  4. Add beef to skillet; cook and stir over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until beef is no longer pink. Remove from skillet.
  5. Add bell pepper mixture and corn to skillet; cook and stir 1 minute. Cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring twice, until crisp-tender.
  6. Stir in beef, salsa, lime juice, chili sauce and cumin. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Stir in cilantro.
  7. Divide rice among bowls. Top with beef mixture and tortilla strips.

Serves 4.

Join The Conversation
suself suself 9 years
well i love anythin with rice so this looks scrumtious!!!
artsyvixen artsyvixen 9 years
going to have to try these. thanks!!
pixelhaze pixelhaze 10 years
I had a roommate who called this a taco salad. Minus the rice but still didn't look very salady to me. . . Or sometimes instead of a tortilla she would wrap it in a piece of iceberg.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
that's fun. and quick to make too! i like that!
rainonme224 rainonme224 10 years
this is such a great twist on fajitas! It is so easy that even I could make it!
Lovaajn Lovaajn 10 years
i made something very similar to this the other day, but in casserole form and with chicken. it was delicious!
saffy1227 saffy1227 10 years
looks good.
sls1825 sls1825 10 years
I'm a fan of fajitas and this will definitely be a great way of trying them.
LovelySedona LovelySedona 10 years
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
TGIF indeed. This looks great.
ALSW ALSW 10 years
My husband would love that you're serving it with Pacifico! :) Me? I'll stick with Corona. But this looks seriously delicious. And I'm up for anything that doesn't take long to cook.
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