Fajita Pasta

Serves 6 to 8

1 pound Penne, Mostaccioli or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
1 pound lean boneless top round steak
1 1/4 cup low-sodium tomato juice, divided
1/4 cup lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. ground red pepper
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 cup sliced purple onion
1 cup nonfat sour cream
1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced
Shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (optional)

Slice steak diagonally across grain into 1/4-inch strips. Place steak in zip-top plastic bag. Add 1/2 cup tomato juice, lime juice, garlic, cumin and ground red pepper. Marinate in refrigerator at least 4 hours.

Prepare pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, remove steak from marinade. Discard marinade.