Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sometimes things are quicker when they're already made...

I highly recommend TJ's carne asada for those nights when you just want a quick meal without the fuss. I use this almost exclusively for my steak fajitas. When Jon lived further north, we had access to a great carniseria, but as we've moved farther and farther south, we haven't had the time to explore and find one close to us, so this is a great second best.

Even though they don't take very long to make, like any great Mexican restaurant I like to give my table a little something to snack on while they wait, so I stir together some roasted pasilla pepper, mushrooms, and Monterey-Jack cheese and serve it with some tortilla chips. Of course, this also gives me something to work on while I wait the 10 minutes for the steak to be done....

Chop up some jicama and throw it together with some romaine and a little lime cilantro dressing and you have either a side salad or some tangy greens to wrap in your tortillas. It's downright healthy!

Steak fajitas
Trader Joe's Carne Asada
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 yellow pepper, seeded and sliced
1 onion, sliced thin
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp adobo sauce
1 tsp chile powder

1) Heat broiler. Place steak on rack in broiler pan. Broil 10 minutes, turning once, until cooked to desired degree of doneness.
2) In large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add pepper and onion to skillet, cook 4-5 minutes.
3) Add garlic, adobo, chile powder and 1/2 cup water. Continue cooking until vegetables are softened.
4) Season with salt and serve with warm tortillas.

Serves 2
Each serving has:
Calories 461.6
Total Fat 24.4 g
Cholesterol 113.4 mg
Sodium 182.5 mg
Potassium 1,142.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g
Protein 47.9 g


  1. Ooooh, I will keep these in mind when I head to TJ's tomorrow! Hey, I'm a SD blogger too :)

  2. I love your blog, what a great idea to have all the nutritional information on your posts.

  3. Oooh my hubby would love this one!!! Bookmarked!

  4. i love cheese. i love meat. i love mexican food.

    can you tell i love this post?