Grilled Lamb Fajitas

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 12 min.
Total: 32 min.

Wine Pairings

Poblano or ancho chilies add some nice heat to these grilled lamb fajitas.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds American Lamb leg steaks, cut 1-inch thick
  • 6 green onions
  • 3 fresh poblano or ancho chilies (optional)
  • 1 red bell pepper, halved
  • 1 green bell pepper halved
  • 1 yellow bell pepper halved
  • 12 medium flour tortillas, warmed
  • fresh salsa
  • Fajita Marinade1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed

Directions

  • In small bowl, prepare fajita marinade: combine all ingredients.
  • Place lamb in glass dish. Pour marinade over lamb, cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours.
  • Grill over medium-hot coals. Cook lamb, onions, chilies and bell peppers 4 inches from coals. Cook steaks 5 to 6 minutes per side or to desired degree of doneness: 145° F for medium-rare, 160° F for medium, or 170° F for well. Turn vegetables frequently until cooked.
  • Slice lamb steaks and vegetables into 1/4-inch thick slices. Serve on tortillas, top with salsa and roll up.

Defrosting Lamb: Thaw frozen lamb in the refrigerator overnight or for faster thawing, use a microwave oven, following the manufacturer's directions. Do not thaw frozen lamb at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 231
  Calories from Fat 92 (40%)
(16%)Total Fat 10g
(18%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(13%)Cholesterol 38mg
(14%)Sodium 339mg
(9%)Potassium 326mg
Total Carbohydrate 20g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(28%)Protein 14g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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