"This is delicious served in tortillas (although a bit saucy) or over rice. It's easy to make and relatively quick."
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1 h servings 211 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 211 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 8.4 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 61 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 603 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Throw in the round steak, bell pepper and onion. Pour the tomato sauce and water over all, and season with garlic, cumin and chili powder. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes.


  1. 71 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

The key to really good chicana is mixing the beef in flour before you saute. This is a pretty authentic recipe but you need to thicken sauce like a gravy or stew

Most helpful critical review

I tried doing about 3 different things with this. First, if something is liquidly like this, I will use the extra as the liquid to make rice with. So I served it over rice. I also tried it in...

The key to really good chicana is mixing the beef in flour before you saute. This is a pretty authentic recipe but you need to thicken sauce like a gravy or stew

SO easy & SO good. I used sirloin tips and the meat was so tender. Used a whole red pepper and added a dash of cayenne. Instead of water I added a can of diced tomatoes with jalepenos, minus so...

This was excellent and very easy to make.

Good, easy recipe when you don't have much time to prepare. I added a bay leaf and would skip the water, as it gets too runny. Served over rice with corn tortillas. Yum

I usually don't rate recipes, but this was very good! I served it over rice and added shredded cheese and sour cream, excellent! What a simple way to make fajitas! Next time I will 1/2 the wa...

This was great with a few minor changes. I completely omitted the water, used 8 oz of tomato sauce and 8 oz of diced tomoatoes along with some home canned banana peppers. It was still pretty run...

I gave this five stars because my husband really liked this alot. I think it was missing something but I am not really sure what that would be. I surved it with spanish rice and a salid. I ad...

I used a can of diced tomatoes instead of the tomato sauce, and didn't add any water. I thickened with cornstarch after simmering for 45 minutes and served on tortillas. GREAT flavor and rehea...

This turned out pretty good. Like others brought up, it was really liquidy. I didn't even add any water and there were still lots of juices. I added mushrooms and a can of garlic onion petite cu...