I tend to eat alot of burritos and fajitas and this is by far my favorite. This high packed protein recipe cuts out all the unnecessary fats without compromising on the flavour.
- The Tortillas:
- 100g/3½oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
- 100g/3½oz plain wholemeal flour
- Small drizzel of oil
- The Beef:
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 red pepper thinly sliced
- ½ tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 2 sirloin steaks (approximately 200g/7oz each – cut into strips
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- The Lime Yogurt:
- 100ml/3½fl oz fat-free yogurt
- 1 lime
- The Beans:
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled / sliced
- 2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 x 400g/14oz tin black beans, partially drained
- The Salsa:
- 2 tomatoes – finely chopped
- ¼-½ red onion – finely chopped
- 1 red chilli, finely chopped
- 1 lime, zest and juice
- To Include:
- 1 iceberg lettuce – thinly sliced
For the tortillas, put the flours into a mixing bowl. Add a pinch of salt, a drizzle of oil and two tablespoons of water. Mix with your hands to bring the mixture together to form a dough. Add a little more water if the mixture is too dry. Knead in the bowl for a minute until smooth and elastic then set aside to rest for 5-10 minutes.
Dust a work surface with a little flour. Divide the dough into four and roll out each piece into a very thin circle using a floured rolling pin.
Heat a heavy-based frying pan over a medium/high heat and cook the tortillas individually in the dry pan for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until lightly golden-brown, bubbling and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and wrap in a clean tea towel while you cook the remaining tortillas.
For the beef, mix all the beef ingredients together in a bowl and stir to evenly coat the steak in the oil and spices. Leave to marinate while you prepare the lime yogurt.
For the lime yogurt, mix the lime juice and yogurt together until combined. Set aside until ready to use.
In a hot frying pan, cook the beef mixture with a pinch of salt over a high heat for 3-4 minutes, or until the beef is browned all over. Remove from the pan and rest on a plate while you cook the black beans.
For the beans, add the oil to the pan you cooked the steak in. Add the garlic and cumin seeds and cook over a medium heat for two minutes until aromatic. Add the black beans and stir to mix well. Crush them lightly with the back of a wooden spoon as you heat them through. Once hot, remove from the heat and set aside.
For the salsa, mix all the salsa ingredients together in a small bowl.
To serve, spread some of the beans over each tortilla and top with a little of the beef. Spoon over a little salsa, to taste, and drizzle a spoonful of lime yogurt over. Add a scattering of lettuce, roll up and serve immediately.