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Pepper-Lime Veal Fajitas

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Servings: 4
Cook Time: 10 min.

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This basic fajita recipe offers a nice treatment for tender veal.


  • 1 lb veal shoulder cutlets, cut 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 medium red or yellow bell peppers, cut into 3/4-inch wide strips
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 8 small flour tortillas, warmed
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, prepared salsa
  • Marinade:3 Tbs fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  • Pound veal cutlets to 1/8-inch thickness; cut into 3 x 1-inch strips. Combine marinade ingredients in medium bowl. Add veal; toss. Refrigerate 10 minutes.
  • Heat 1/2 of oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell peppers and onion; stir-fry 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove; keep warm.
  • Heat remaining oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Drain veal; discard marinade. Add 1/2 of veal; stir-fry 1 to 2 minutes or until just cooked through. (Do not overcook.) Remove; keep warm. Repeat with remaining veal.
  • Combine veal and vegetables; season with salt and pepper. Serve with tortillas, cilantro and salsa.
Recipe courtesy of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association

Nutrition Facts

Calories 432
  Calories from Fat 136 (31%)
(23%)Total Fat 15g
(16%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(34%)Cholesterol 102mg
(17%)Sodium 419mg
(18%)Potassium 617mg
Total Carbohydrate 44g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(58%)Protein 29g
* 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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