Beef Fajitas

Recipe by: Dr. Karen Lindsay and Professor Fionnuala McAuliffe

Serves 4


2 tbsp olive oil

500g rump steak, thinly sliced

1 red onion, sliced

1 red pepper, sliced

1 yellow pepper, sliced

1-2 chillies, seeded and finely chopped

½ tsp chilli powder

2 tsp sweet paprika

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground coriander

Juice of 1 lime

2 tbsp tomato puree

2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

12 wholemeal tortillas



  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Stir-fry the beef for 3-4 minutes or until browned, then remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add the onion, peppers and chillies to the pan and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in all the spices, lime juice and tomato paste then return the meat to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir through the chopped coriander.
  3. Heat the tortillas in the microwave for 30 seconds then serve 3 tortillas per person with a portion of the beef mixture and a choice of toppings. E.g. shredded iceberg lettuce, grated low-fat cheddar cheese, tomato salsa, guacamole and low-fat natural yoghurt.


Fionnuala McAuliffe is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at National Maternity Hospital Dublin.

Dr. Karen Lindsay is a Postdoctural Fellow