Steak Fajita Bell Pepper Boats

Steak Fajita Bell Pepper Boats, anyone??

*sniffle*

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. It's the FINAL day of the Divemex Pepper Party.  It's been a great week of  incredible bell pepper inspired recipes and giveaways.

Divemex Pepper Party and GIVEAWAY on ItsYummi.com

 

Typically, when I shop for produce at the grocery store, I don't put much thought into how the items are farmed.  However, now that I've learned so much about Fair Trade Certification, I "get it" and I intend to do some research on the produce that's available in my area. I want to find affordable produce for Brian and I to eat, but if I can avoid giving my support and business to companies with growers who treat their workers unethically, I'm definitely going to do so, even if I have to pay a little bit more to do it.

The growers of Divemex specialize in peppers grown in state of the art greenhouse facilities that allow for the production of the highest quality peppers in some of the safest facilities anywhere.  But most importantly, as a Fair Trade Certified company, they have an unwavering commitment to social responsibility that puts workers first.
Now that's a bell pepper that I can stand behind!

OK, so take a look at the goodness I've created for you...  These little boats are perfect for game day snacking or a light dinner, and they put a lower carb twist onto a typically carbohydrate loaded dish. PERFECT for anyone who's trying to eat a little healthier (like me!)

Steak Fajita Bell Pepper Boats from ItsYummi.com

Granted, bell peppers are higher in natural sugars (carbs) than some other veggies, but let me tell ya, they are MUCH lower in carbs that a traditional flour or corn tortilla is.  Less carbs = a healthier me.  Remember, I'm reaching to be #FitBy50!

Oooo, want to see the awesome fun I had making these boats?  Check out my Fohhh toes (yes, I did just swing over to the crazy side... it's WAY past my bedtime!)

 

PERFECT for game day snacking! Steak Fajita Bell Pepper Boats from ItsYummi.com

PERFECT for game day snacking! Steak Fajita Bell Pepper Boats from ItsYummi.com

 

Have I mentioned how much I adore my cast iron skillet?  It caramelizes veggies like a dream and puts a perfect sear onto my steaks!

 

Steak Fajita Bell Pepper Boats from ItsYummi.com

Steak Fajita Bell Pepper Boats from ItsYummi.com

 

Oh, before I forget:  If you have a Pinterest account, please be sure to follow me.  Tonight, the #PepperParty squad is holding a PinChatLive event, from 8-9 pm Eastern...and we're giving away LOTS of prizes!  In addition to announcing the winner of the Le Creuset braiser giveaway, we're handing out 10 Divemex Pepper Corers and a subscription to Food Network Magazine to some lucky participants.  Head over to this Pinterest Board tonight and answer any of the questions that are posted.  Just leave an answer to the question in the comment section under that photo for a chance to win.

 

OK, I'm ready to share my recipe with you now, but please don't forget that my buddies have some great bell pepper inspiration for you, too!  The links are all listed below. Now grab your favorite apron and LET'S GET COOKIN'!

 

Steak Fajita Bell Pepper Boats from ItsYummi are the perfect party appetizer

 

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Steak Fajita Bell Pepper Boats
 
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Steak fajitas are delicious, but they can be messy...unless you serve them up on a slice of colorful bell pepper! Turn your main dish into a fun finger food with this recipe!
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Recipe Category: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6-12
WHAT'S NEEDED
  • 12 ounces (3/4 pound) top round sirloin steak, about 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 Tablespoon traditional or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2-3 limes)
  • 2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2 medium red bell peppers
  • 2 medium yellow bell peppers
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper
  • 1 large white onion
  • 1/2 cup picante sauce
  • 3 ounces white cheddar cheese, shredded or grated
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional)
HOW TO MAKE IT
  1. Combine soy sauce and lime juice in a shallow container. Place steak into the container and allow it to marinate in the refrigerator for about 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, wash bell peppers and cut them in half vertically (top to bottom). Remove seeds and membranes. Slice one of the red bell peppers into thin strips; repeat with one of the yellow peppers. For each of the remaining yellow, red, and orange peppers, slice each half in half again, leaving you with 4 pieces of each color pepper.
  3. Peel and slice onion in half, then cut each half into thin strips.
  4. Place peppers cut side up onto a baking sheet. Add a teaspoon of picante sauce into each pepper, then set the pan aside.
  5. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add steak to the pan and cook for 2 minutes on each side to achieve medium rare. (If you like your steak cooked more, simply add an extra minute to the cooking time for each side.) Remove steak from skillet and transfer to a cutting board. Allow to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing thinly against the grain.
  6. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  7. While steak rests, return skillet to medium heat. Add additional oil if necessary. Once oil is heated through, add sliced onions and sliced peppers and saute for about 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peppers are softened and onions are translucent.
  8. Add some of the pepper/onion mixture on top of the picante sauce, then top with a couple slices of steak and some shredded cheese.
  9. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  10. Remove from oven and serve with cilantro and sour cream, if desired.

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Comments

    • says

      Thanks, girlyfriend! I "man handled" about a half dozen of them before the plate became top heavy and slipped off of the TV table next to my desk. Danged gravity!

  1. says

    That steak looks very tender and juicy. I can imagine the flavors! I've been more conscious about our food origins as well. We participate in a local organic farm share and it has made a difference in our health.

    • says

      I'm SO envious of your organic farm share, Dionne! There's only one organic farm near us... 30 miles away... and the waiting list for CSA shares has over 100 people on it!

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