Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fake Steak Fajitas

I like to cook with meat alternatives when possible to save on fat and calories. There are a lot of good varieties out there these days.

I found these at the British based store Fresh and Easy, which is new here in AZ.

I cut the following recipe in half:

1/2 c. Viva Italian dressing
1/2 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. vinegar
1/3 c. Worcestershire sauce
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 lime
2-3 lbs. skirt steak

Cut steak into desired fajita lengths. Blend all ingredients in large bowl; add meat. Cover bowl and marinade meat overnight in refrigerator. Stir 3 or 4 times and grill.

Marinade liquids...

and other ingredients...

Liquids in the bag ready for the fake meat to dive in

It looks a little less than appetizing now, but just wait...

Into the fridge it went

I wanted to serve with some red peppers and onions, my favorites on fajitas.

This is a regular yellow onion, not a shallot for once.

I cooked them over medium heat just until they were softened, about 7-10 minutes.

I removed them from the pan and got the fake steak in.

It looks meaty and delicious!

grab some tortillas

and whip up some "Secret Sauce" which is just some salsa and sour cream.

You will not miss the meat in this meal at all, the fake meat was delicious and soaked up all the marinade flavor. This was a great low fat and easy dinner.


  1. I love fajitas but won't do fake meat on them. It doesn't look bad. I make a nice lime marinade for my meat that doesn't have quite as much stuff as yours does and I bet you I use more lime juice but they have a lot of the same ingredients

  2. I've had some bad fake meat experiences but have to admit, those look pretty darn good! I may have to give it another shot.

    Fajitas Rock!


  3. THAT'S what that mystery fajita dressing is! Marvelous, I must try this -- yay!

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