Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Using Leftovers: Simple Steak Fajitas!

9 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 6 Comments

OMG, I’m on a roll in the kitchen lately! So much so I have 3 ideas photographed and waiting in the wings to be posted but I’m putting them on hold to share what I just made myself for an early lunch.

I’m also announcing a new category of ideas I’ll be sharing specifically for leftovers. I’ve been getting smarter when making dinners: buying slightly larger cuts of meat, roasting an extra potato or 2, even cooking something alongside dinner just because the oven is on. In the words of a good friend of mine, I’m working smarter not harder, and I thought I’d share how I use leftovers to create new meals.

Today it was steak fajitas. Using just 3 ounces of leftover London broil, I was able to whip up the most tasty, satisfying meal in all of 10 minutes, and the result was AMAZING! And light! For a mere 350 calories, I enjoyed a dish that could easily rival anything you could get at a restaurant.

Using Leftovers: Simple Steak Fajitas! Seriously.

Let me show you how I made it, and I hope it inspires you to look at your leftovers just a little differently this week. :)

Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. While it’s heating up, warm the tortillas and set them aside.

Using Leftovers: Simple Steak Fajitas! - step 1

Spray the skillet with cooking spray. Add the onion and then top with the peppers.

While they are browning, smear The Laughing Cow wedge on the tortillas.

Using Leftovers: Simple Steak Fajitas! - step 2

Don’t worry about burning the onion. You want to get a nice char on them. It adds wonderful flavor.

Toss everything in the skillet and cook until you see a nice browning happening, about 3 minutes.

Using Leftovers: Simple Steak Fajitas! - step 3

Add the steak.

Using Leftovers: Simple Steak Fajitas! - step 4

You don’t want to cook it too long, just enough to warm it. Toss it a few times, cooking about 30 seconds. Then remove from the heat and let it sit for another 30 seconds.

Split the steak, peppers and onion and top the cheese on the tortillas.

Using Leftovers: Simple Steak Fajitas! - step 5

Roll up and enjoy!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
350 13g 16g old: 7 new: 9
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
6g 4g 31g 38g

Disclosure: I’ve partnered with The Laughing Cow. Click here for more info and click here to see all my ideas using the Laughing Cow!


See other recipes using: laughing cow cheese, onion, peppers, steak, tortilla


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    Courtney

    March 1, 2013

    Wow! That looks delicious! I'm excited about the new leftover feature. I personally struggle with using leftovers so I'm sure it will help me out. Reply

    Rachel

    March 2, 2013

    Looks good! But you got to tell me what you do with those leftover baked potatoes because I have 3 sitting the frig and I don't know what to do! Reply

      Karen

      May 21, 2014

      left over baked potatoes make the BEST home fries. Just chunk up and sauté in a fry pan with either butter or olive oil.

    roni

    March 2, 2013

    That's my next leftover post!! Give me a few days. :) Reply

    Johnny

    March 10, 2013

    That looks sooo good and i love fajitas! That's a great way to use your leftovers. Reply

    dennis

    March 13, 2013

    I love fajitas! Steak or chicken or both, it doesn't matter to me. The amount of meat you used insures that this dish is healthy. And the red peppers add a nice bit of color. Reply