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Fajita Salad

I was pretty excited when the Beef people asked me to try out a few recipes from their website. My family LOVES steak and I am always looking for new ways to incorporate it into our meals without busting the budget.

My beef choice was top round, which is also called London Broil. I was thrilled when I opened the sale flyer and found that it was on sale at my local grocery store for $1.99 a pound! Another tip for saving on beef is to buy when it is a loss leader. Grocery stores will often deeply discount one or two cuts of meat to get you into the store. Stock up during these sales! I bought 5 1/2 pounds of top round, which should last my family three meals. That equals $3.68 per meal for meat (for 8 people). A little more than I usually spend, but we get to eat steak so I am willing to splurge on these meals and save on others.

The recipe from the website is called Red, White & Beef Salad, and while it looks great, I modified the recipe to better suit my family.

Fajita Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 beef top round steak or 2 chuck shoulder steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • McCormick Steak Seasoning
  • Olive Oil
  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn, defrosted
  • 1/3 cup prepared ranch dressing or sour cream
  • 1/3 cup prepared salsa
  • 1 cup broken tortilla chips

Prepare steaks according to my great steak method. Combine beans and corn and place on top of a plate of lettuce. Slice steak into thin slices and place on top of salad. Drizzle dressing or sour cream and 1/3 cup salsa over beef. Serve with chips.

Fajita salad was a HUGE hit with my family. My son said it was the best salad he has ever tasted. I thought it was pretty tasty myself and was pleased to find another no oven recipe to add to my list. The fact that my kids are eating lettuce, black beans, and corn is another bonus. For my non salad eaters, they ate the ingredients separately.

I have a $100 Visa Gift Card from the National Cattleman’s Beef Association to giveaway to one reader. To enter to win the gift card find your lean beef match by taking this short survey then come back and leave a comment with you beef match. Giveaway ends Friday, July 23, 2010.

Disclosure: I received a gift card to cover the cost of the ingredients, all opinions are my own.

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Comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    Lean Ground Beef! So true! :)

  2. Selene says:

    Since my answers were all a different letter, I didn’t match up with any of choices listed. So I’d say my choice would be Top Sirloin.

  3. joyce-ellen says:

    Im ground beef.. no suprise there!

  4. Lisa says:

    I’m top round or top sirloin, evenly split.

  5. Carrie says:

    I took the survey, but didn’t realize I had to keep track of the results. I usually buy ground beef…but enjoy eating steak. :-)

  6. Courtney says:

    I’m Top Sirloin. Oh if only I could afford that. :)

  7. Katrina Deaton says:

    My match was top round!

  8. OldNuffToKnoBtr says:

    I’m an E top round steak.

  9. Beth says:

    I think I am matched with lean ground beef.
    Beth

  10. Lynnette says:

    haha…apparently I am top round…which sounds about right! ;-)

  11. Crystal says:

    Good deal! BTW, those are beautiful pictures! I guess I need a really good camera to take nice pictures like that?

  12. I’m a toss up between Top Round and Lean Ground Beef!

  13. April in CT says:

    Appears that I’m a top round! lol

  14. Heather says:

    It said I was strip steak! Our family of 6 loves all kinds of beef, especially on the grill. Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

  15. Kara says:

    WOW! Your salad sounds amazing! I am always looking for a great salad. I would recommend trying grass fed Black Angus beef when cooking your london broil steak. It is absolutely delicious and a healthier option. I work with La Cense Beef and because our beef is 100% grass fed it is higher in omega 3 acids and lower in calorie and fat as opposed to traditional grain fed beef. Try grass fed Black Angus Beef and you will be able to taste an even bigger difference!

  16. Chris Ann says:

    I am strip steak.
    Thanks for the recipe recommendation , great photo.
    I think a $100 Visa Card is an awesome prize.
    Thanks,
    Chris Ann

  17. Krystal says:

    Its Lean Ground Beef for me — but I sure love a good steak when I can get one!

  18. Jen says:

    Apparently Top Round and I go together with Strip Steak a close second.

  19. Sheila W. says:

    Top sirloin here too!

  20. Tiffany says:

    I’m a T-Bone! Thanks for doing this!

  21. Melanie says:

    My survey result was: “Top Sirloin”.This most versatile lean cut provides 10 essential nutrients for just 156 calories per 3-ounce serving, making the Top Sirloin tops in nutrition too. Here’s our recipe for Sizzling Sirloin Kabobs on a Bed on a Bed of Orzo; in the time it takes to get to soccer practice, you’ll be serving your family more nourishment in fewer calories and they’ll be enjoying each and every bite.

  22. Rachel R. says:

    Lean Ground Beef. But really, it all looks good. I love meat – but we don’t get to eat much.

  23. Nicole C. says:

    I am Lean Ground Beef. Not that I found that surprising! ;)

  24. Megan W. says:

    I’m top sirloin! :)