8 net carbs

Steak fajita bowls

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Steak fajita bowls

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Low-carb steak fajita bowls [Keto]

Total Diabetes Wellness
Explore the flavors of our low-carb steak fajita bowls, a delicious blend of steak, vegetables, and seasonings. This savory dish delivers a satisfying meal without sacrificing taste or healthiness. Marinated to perfection and served over cauliflower rice, these bowls offer a balanced and nutritious option for any occasion. Whether you're cooking up a quick weeknight dinner or preparing for a weekend meal, these fajita bowls are sure to impress. Delight your taste buds with every flavorful bite and embrace the joy of low-carb cooking!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinate Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Course Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 servings
Net Carbs 8 g
*Net carbs are per serving

Ingredients
 

Steak

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ÂĽ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ÂĽ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ÂĽ cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1½ pounds skirt steak or flank steak

Vegetables

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, sliced thinly
  • 3 large bell peppers, any colors, sliced thinly
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 pound cauliflower rice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

Toppings

  • sliced avocado or guacamole
  • fresh salsa
  • sour cream
  • queso fresco
  • fresh cilantro

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, mix your marinade ingredients together - garlic, paprika, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, salt, lime juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and cilantro.
    Top view of mixing steak fajita marinade ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Place steak in a resealable zip-top bag, or large bowl and pour the marinade on top. Make sure steak is fully coated in the marinade. Marinate for 2 hours or overnight.
    Close-up side view of skirt steak being marinated to make low-carb steak fajita bowls.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the marinated steak to the skillet. Sear each side for 1-2 minutes. Remove steak from the skillet onto a plate and loosely cover with foil, allow to rest. (Steak will not be fully cooked at this point.)
    Close-up side-view of skirt steak searing in a skillet.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet used to cook the steak. Once hot, add the onions and bell peppers. Season with salt and black pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until softened, stirring occasionally.
    Top view of cooking sliced peppers and onions in a skillet to make low-carb steak fajita bowls.
  • Meanwhile, in a second skillet over medium-high heat, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add the cauliflower rice and season with salt, pepper, and cumin. Cook for 3-5 minutes until softened.
    Top view of cooking cauliflower rice in a skillet.
  • With a sharp knife, thinly slice the steak against the grain. Add the steak back to the skillet with the bell peppers and onions, and cook for 1-2 minutes until the steak reaches your desired doneness.
    Close-up view of slicing skirt steak to make low-carb steak fajita bowls.
  • To assemble the bowls: Add the cauliflower rice, then the steak, bell peppers, and onions. Top with avocado or guacamole, fresh salsa, sour cream, and queso fresco. Garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!
    Close-up of a low-carb Keto steak fajita bowl with steak, avocado, peppers, onions, cauliflower rice, sour cream and cheese.

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Notes

Cauliflower rice

You can use fresh cauliflower rice that you’ve purchased pre-riced or made from a head of cauliflower, or opt for frozen cauliflower rice. If using frozen cauliflower rice, microwave it according to the package directions. Then, place the cooked rice between layers of paper towels or flour sack towels and press out as much moisture as possible. This step helps prevent the cauliflower rice from becoming soggy when cooked.

Nutrition information

The nutrition information for this recipe does not include toppings, as topping preferences vary by individual taste.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this low-carb steak fajita bowl recipe Keto?

Yes, one serving of our steak fajita bowls has 8 grams of net carbs. Keep in mind that the nutrition information does not include toppings. If you’re closely watching carbs, make sure you account for the toppings you add.

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, our low-carb steak fajita bowls are gluten-free.

Storage and Reheating Guidelines

  • Make-ahead: Prepare the marinade and marinate the steak in advance, allowing it to soak up the flavors for maximum taste. You can also slice the vegetables ahead of time to streamline the cooking process.
  • Storing leftovers: Store leftover fajita bowls in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to three days. This makes for convenient and delicious meal prep options for busy days ahead.
  • Freezing instructions: While the components of the fajita bowls can be frozen separately, it’s best to avoid freezing fully assembled bowls as the texture may change upon thawing.
  • To reheat: Simply reheat the fajita components in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through, or microwave them in short intervals until heated to your liking. Assemble the bowls with fresh toppings before serving for a delicious and convenient meal.

Additional Details

Our low-carb steak fajita bowls will tantalize your taste buds while keeping your blood sugar levels in check! Fajitas have a rich culinary history, with roots tracing back to Mexican ranch workers in the 1930s. Traditionally made with grilled meat, onions, and peppers, fajitas have evolved over the years to include various protein options and accompaniments. Our low-carb twist on this classic dish aims to provide a flavorful and nutritious option for individuals managing diabetes, offering a satisfying meal without compromising on taste.

Details about ingredients

  • Steak: Opt for lean cuts like skirt steak or flank steak, marinated in a zesty blend of lime juice, garlic, cilantro, and spices for added flavor. Lean protein promotes fullness and stabilizes blood sugar levels.
  • Vegetables: Colorful bell peppers and onions add texture and nutrients to the dish, while cauliflower rice serves as a low-carb alternative to traditional rice. Its high fiber content aids in digestion and helps regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Marinade: Made with fresh ingredients like lime juice, garlic, cilantro, and spices, the marinade enhances the steak’s flavor without relying on added sugars or unhealthy fats. It provides flavor without increasing blood sugar levels and reduces reliance on high-sugar sauces.

Variations

  • Protein options: Experiment with different protein sources, such as chicken or tofu, for a variety of flavors and textures.
  • Additional vegetables: Add extra veggies like zucchini or mushrooms to enhance the dish’s nutritional value and taste.
  • Seasoning tweaks: Customize the seasonings to suit your taste preferences—try adding a dash of hot sauce for some heat or a sprinkle of smoked paprika for a smoky flavor.

Serving pairings

  • Avocado or guacamole: Top your fajita bowls with sliced avocado or a dollop of guacamole for a creamy texture and healthy fats.
  • Fresh salsa: Add a burst of flavor with a spoonful of fresh salsa featuring tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lime juice.
  • Sour cream: Drizzle a bit of sour cream over your fajita bowls for a tangy contrast to the savory flavors.
  • Queso fresco: Sprinkle crumbled queso fresco on top for a mild, creamy cheese flavor.
  • Cilantro: Garnish your fajita bowls with fresh cilantro leaves for a pop of color and herbal freshness.

Benefits for people with diabetes

For individuals managing diabetes, our low-carb steak fajita bowls offer several benefits. By replacing high-carb ingredients like rice with cauliflower rice, we help to minimize blood sugar spikes while still providing a satisfying meal. The lean protein from the steak helps to promote fullness and stabilize blood sugar levels, while the abundance of vegetables adds fiber and essential nutrients. Additionally, the flavorful marinade adds depth to the dish without relying on added sugars or unhealthy fats, making it a diabetes-friendly option that doesn’t compromise on taste.

Tips

  • Prep ahead: Marinate the steak and slice the vegetables in advance to streamline the cooking process and save time.
  • Don’t overcook cauliflower rice: Be mindful not to overcook the cauliflower rice to prevent it from becoming mushy—cook just until tender.
  • Get creative with toppings: Experiment with different toppings and seasonings to customize your fajita bowls according to your taste preferences.
  • Try grilling: Take your fajitas to the next level by grilling the steak and vegetables for a smoky flavor profile.

Our low-carb steak fajita bowls offer a delicious and diabetes-friendly option for anyone looking to enjoy a flavorful and nutritious meal. With a bit of preparation and creativity, you can cook up this satisfying dish in no time, knowing that you’re nourishing your body while indulging your taste buds. So why wait? Gather your ingredients and get cooking—you won’t be disappointed!

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