Saturday, May 1, 2010

Quickie Steak Wraps

The other night Hubs was out of town during supper time, and when that happens Jake and I whip up some great concoction that we know Hubs would never touch otherwise. This time, I had a stray steak hanging out in the freezer so we turned it into wraps.

Now, I made this out of my head-but they were so good, I thought I'd share with you. Just use the recipe as a guide because I had tailored it to make only 4-5 wraps, which would be enough for 3 people.

© Karen Humphrey 2010 (original recipe)

Steak and pepper filling:

1 lb steak, sliced very thinly against the grain
1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
Montreal Steak Spice (I know-a bit weird, but we like it. Best one is the SALT FREE)
fresh cilantro, chopped
fresh lime

Fixings for the wraps:

avocado, cubed
cheese, shredded
whole wheat tortillas (we used a small-ish fajita size)
fresh tomatoes, chopped

Saute the onion, garlic, and jalapeno in a little olive oil over medium heat until soft. Stir in the red pepper and continue to saute until the peppers are tender crisp. Add the cumin, chili powder, and a dash of pepper. Stir and saute about a minute longer before removing from the pan to a plate.

Add a little more oil to the pan and turn the heat up a little, then saute the beef strips very briefly until both sides are opaque. Here's the thing with thin strips of beef-they barely need to be cooked-maybe just a minute or so, but enough to cook them without making them dry and chewy. I did it in batches, Sprinkling Montreal Steak spice over them as they cooked, then removing them to the plate with the veggies as they finished cooking.

When all your steak and veggies are finished cooking, dump everything back into the pan and zest a whole lime over top. Then cut the lime in 1/2 and squeeze the juice over all, stirring. Sprinkle with cilantro and stir. Voila! Filling!

Serve with the other fixings and let everyone make their own steak wraps.
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