Beef fajita bake
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
One-pot beef fajita bake is so easy to make and will leave clean plates all round. It's a twist on classic Mexican fajitas, but with a lot less washing up! Layering tender beef in a rich tomato sauce, soft tortilla wraps and plenty of cheese and avocado, this bake is a treat the whole family will enjoy. A portion of this bake works out at 615 calories per serving and all of your 5-a-day.
- 400g lean beef steak, cut into strips
- 1 pack fajita seasoning
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 3 peppers, sliced
- 2 red onions, sliced
- 1 fat garlic clove, crushed
- 2x200g tubs fresh salsa
- 2tbsp freshly chopped coriander
- 4 flour tortillas, toasted
- 2x300g tubs ready-made cheese sauce, heated through
- 30g bag tortilla chips, broken
- Handful grated Cheddar
- 1 large or 2 small very ripe avocados, mashed
- ½ lime
- 4 spring onions, sliced
- soured cream, to serve
Swap the beef for chicken and lamb instead.
- Toss the strips of steak in batches with the fajita seasoning, olive oil, peppers, onions and garlic. Set aside to marinate, if you like.
- Stir-fry the steak in a large, hot frying pan or wok in 2 batches. Cook for around 5 mins, tossing well - add a splash of water if the meat sticks to the pan. Stir through the salsa and coriander.
- Layer the steak, tortillas and cheese sauce, finishing with cheese sauce. Sprinkle over the tortilla chips and cheese. Grill for 10 mins to brown, or make ahead and cook at 200C, gas 6 for 20-25 mins.
- Mash the avocado with a squeeze of lime. Top the bake with avocado, spring onion and soured cream.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 615(kcal)
- Fat 31.0g
- Saturates 14.0g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.