Blue Apron: Mexican Beef Fajitas with Sweet Peppers and Lime Creme Fraiche

Yesterday I got my latest delivery of Blue Apron groceries and the first recipe definitely did not disappoint.  We love Mexican food, but always wonder if we can make it better than the local Tex Mex places.  Last night, I think we came close.  Mike got all the produce washed and prepped. I preheated the oven and made the lime creme fraiche by mixing together creme fraiche, juice of 2 lime wedges, a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper.  The creme fraiche was a bit runnier than I would have expected, but the flavor was excellent.  Next, I started the rice boiling, allowing it to cook for 12 minutes.  When the rice was done cooking, I fluffed it with a wooden spoon and stirred in lime zest, salt, and pepper.  While the rice was cooking, I heated up some oil in a cast iron pan and prepped the beef by drying it off with a paper towel and seasoning it with salt and pepper.  I cooked it about 3 minutes and then another minute or so until it was browned and almost cooked through, setting it aside.   Next, I heated up a little more oil and cooked the onions for a few minutes, adding in the garlic and peppers for 5 more minutes.  While the veggies cooked, I put the tortillas, wrapped in aluminum foil, in the oven for 5 minutes.  I added the spice blend to the veggies and cooked for a minute and added in 1/4 cup of water, stirring and letting the water cook off.  Finally, I added the beef back to the veggies, cooking about a minute, turning off the heat and adding the juice of 2 lemon wedges.  We plated our fajitas by taking tortillas and layering them with rice, meat and veggie mix, creme fraiche and cilantro.  These were really yummy.  The beef was tender and everything had so much flavor.  We definitely had more food than would fit in our tiny corn tortillas that came with the delivery.  We each used a flour tortilla that we had in the fridge to use up all the food.  With all the great flavors and ease of the recipe, we will definitely be making these again.