Greatest Steak Fajitas – Downshiftology


Scorching steak fajitas at all times hit the spot for a straightforward, scrumptious, and thrilling dinner. Simply don’t neglect to prep some tortillas, salsa, and guacamole for the final word fiesta night time!

Steak fajitas in a skillet with toppings on the side

Making steak fajitas is one among my favourite summertime rituals. I like heating the grill, having pals over, and consuming a basic margarita (or strawberry margarita). It’s at all times a enjoyable time! However when you don’t have an out of doors grill there’s no want to worry, you may also make this recipe on an indoor grill pan for the perfect weeknight dinner.

I’m a fajita lover by way of and thru (have you ever tried my hen fajitas or shrimp fajitas?). However the marinade for this steak fajitas recipe is what makes it so particular. It’s tangy with the right quantity of spice, and gently tenderizes the meat, setting it up for final success on the grill.

Ingredients for steak fajitas on a table

Steak Fajitas Elements

Excellent news, the ingredient record is tremendous easy and by no means difficult. Right here’s what you’ll want:

  • Steak: Flank steak is what’s usually used for steak fajitas. However you may also use sirloin steak or skirt steak (just like my carne asada recipe).
  • Steak Fajita Marinade: A easy but flavorful combo of lime juice, olive oil, garlic, floor cumin, chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper — that’s it!
  • Greens: Seize a white or yellow onion and a few bell peppers to finish the skillet! I like to make use of a mixture of purple, inexperienced, and yellow peppers for additional colour.

Discover the printable recipe with measurements beneath.

How To Make Steak Fajitas

In the event you don’t have an out of doors grill, I like to make use of this indoor grill pan proper on my stovetop! As soon as that’s arrange, right here’s how simply these steak fajitas come collectively.

Marinate. Stir collectively the marinade elements. Then add the steak, toss to mix, and marinate for 1 to 4 hours. Attempt to not exceed 4 hours as your steak can turn out to be a bit chewy after that from the lime juice!

Marinating steak for steak fajitas

Grill the steak. Grill the steak for 3 to 4 minutes on all sides, or to your most well-liked degree of doneness. Then take away the steak to a chopping board to let it relaxation for a couple of minutes.

Cooking steak in a skillet for steak fajitas

Cook dinner the veggies. Whereas the steak rests, sauté the onion and bell pepper slices for 4 to five minutes.

Cooking veggies in a skillet for steak fajitas

Slice the steak. When the onion and bell peppers are nearly carried out, slice the steak into lengthy, diagonal strips. Bear in mind to slice in opposition to the grain for completely tender items!

Slicing steak on a wooden board for steak fajitas

Cook dinner all the pieces collectively. Add the steak again to the skillet, and stir it along with the veggies. That’s it!

Cooking steak fajitas in a skillet

Methods To Serve Steak Fajitas

I personally like to wrap these steak fajitas with my cassava flour tortillas. Then add a spoonful of bitter cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole, with a sprinkle of recent cilantro.

However you may additionally flip this right into a plate or bowl with cilantro lime rice (or Mexican rice) and all of the Mexican toppings you like. I additionally extremely advocate a drizzle of lime crema or chipotle sauce on high!

Making steak fajitas tacos

Storage Suggestions

  • To retailer for the week: Let the fajitas come to room temperature earlier than putting leftovers in an hermetic container. Then, retailer it within the fridge for 4 to five days.
  • Freeze for later: Steak fajitas will maintain for as much as 3 months in an hermetic container the freezer. Excellent for a straightforward weeknight reheat!
  • To reheat: Let thaw within the fridge in a single day, if frozen. Then microwave for 1 to 2 minutes till it’s warmed by way of.

Extra Mexican Recipes

With how a lot I like Mexican meals, I’ve bought loads extra choices for you! You may peruse my record of Mexican recipes, or give a couple of of my favorites beneath a attempt.

I hope this steak fajitas recipe makes your gatherings (or weeknight dinners) enjoyable and scrumptious! I’d love to listen to your ideas within the remark field beneath.

A skillet of steak fajitas

Steak Fajitas

This scorching steak fajitas recipe (with the perfect marinade) at all times hits the spot for a straightforward, scrumptious, and thrilling dinner! Watch the video beneath to see how this comes collectively.

  • Add the entire marinade elements to a bowl or shallow dish and stir. Add the steak, toss to mix, and marinate for 1 to 4 hours.

  • Warmth a big skillet over medium-high warmth. Add the steak and prepare dinner for 3 to 4 minutes on all sides. Take away the steak to a chopping board and let the steak relaxation for a number of minutes.

  • Whereas the steak is resting, warmth the oil in the identical skillet on medium-high warmth. Add the onion and bell pepper slices and saute for 4 to five minutes, stirring regularly.

  • When the onion and bell peppers are nearly carried out, slice the steak into lengthy, diagonal strips.

  • Add the steak again to the skillet, and stir all the pieces collectively.

  • Serve instantly with tortillas and your favourite toppings, equivalent to bitter cream, pico de gallo, and avocado (or guacamole).

Energy: 355kcal, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 19g, Fats: 19g, Saturated Fats: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fats: 1g, Monounsaturated Fats: 10g, Ldl cholesterol: 45mg, Sodium: 688mg, Potassium: 445mg, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 1925IU, Vitamin C: 82mg, Calcium: 35mg, Iron: 2mg

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Recipe initially posted August 2015, however up to date to incorporate new photographs and knowledge, together with a tweak to the marinade.

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