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Festive Fajitas

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  • 1 lb. extra lean ground meat
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tsp. garlic (minced), jarred
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced 
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup corn kernels, frozen
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • 3 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 6 – 6-inch whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 cup store-bought salsa


  1. Coat a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté the ground meat until cooked through, or for about 8 minutes.
  3. Drain meat from skillet, leaving about 3 tsp of pan drippings. Set the meat aside.
  4. Using the same skillet, sauté the onion, garlic and peppers for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the corn and tomatoes and cook for 5 more minutes. Add the chili powder, cumin and cooked meat and cook together for 1 minute.
  6. Warm the tortillas by wrapping in foil and place in a 300° oven until warm and soft—or wrap 3 tortillas at a time in 2 damp paper towels and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  7. Spoon the fajita mixture into each tortilla, roll up and serve with salsa.

Nutritional Analysis
Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1 fajita

Calories: 245
Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
Carbohydrates: 26 mg
Sodium: 513 mg
Protein: 20 g

Recipe provided by Elana Paddock, RDN, LD, CDCES, CHWC, Cooper Clinic Nutrition