I’ve been playing around, trying to find some more twists on the shelf-stable Nutrisystem Entrees, and came up with…Fajitas!

It’s turning out to be one of DH’s favourites, and he had it waiting for me when I walked in the door yesterday evening!  Such a sweetie…

Ingredients (for 2 servings)

Cooking spray

1 bell pepper

1/2 medium onion

1/2 tsp taco seasoning

2 NS Hickory Smoke Flavoured Beef Patties


4 small tortillas (whole wheat or corn flavour)


1/2 cup shredded lettuce (optional)

Low-Fat Sour Cream (optional)

2/3 Cheese String or Cheese Stick – shredded or chopped small (optional)


  1. Slice burgers into strips about 1/4 inch thick;img_0242
  2. Pre-heat a non-stick pan over medium heat;
  3. Spray with cooking spray, then add vegetables and spices;
  4. When vegetables have softened, add meat and about 2 tbs water;img_0243
  5. Stir gently to combine;
  6. Simmer until liquid is almost gone;
  7. Scoop into 4 small tortillas, top with salsa and optional toppings;

    Fajita with Salsa and Cheese
  8. Serve with roasted vegetables.

I have to save my afternoon SmartCarb for the second tortilla, but this recipe really makes too much for just  one.  You could reduce the peppers and onions, but I find that this is a good balance of meat and veggies.

Fajita with Salsa, Sour Cream and Cheese

By my calculations, each serving is:  1 Nutrisystem Dinner Entree, 1 SmartCarb and 2 servings of vegetables.  IF you add 2 tbsps of low-fat sour cream AND/OR 1/3 of a cheese stick (or string cheese), each of these counts as 1 Limited Extra.  If you are lucky enough to have a whole extra PowerFuel to use, then you get a whole cheese string instead of 1/3!  

To bring it down to just one tortilla per person, use only half a pepper, less onion, one beef patty, and 1/2 a string cheese per person, and the count becomes 1 NS Dinner Entree and 1 serving of vegetables, plus a Limited Extra if you add the low-fat sour cream.

¡Buen provecho!

Northern Sunset



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