Lacking ideas on what to make for dinner? Steak fajitas are your best bet. They don't require a lot of ingredients or equipment, are easy to make and, of course, are super tasty.
All you need to make steak fajitas at home is good meat (like flank steak), a simple marinade, vegetables of your choice, and a few minutes of grilling.
Follow this simple steak fajitas recipe for a quick and tasty dinner.
Steak Fajitas: A Simple Homemade Recipe
1 lb of flank steak, skirt steak, or carne asada
2-3 bell peppers of various colors
2 garlic cloves
1 large onion
½ fresh jalapeño pepper
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ cup fresh cilantro
Heat a cast-iron skillet or a griddle to high heat.
Add 1 tbsp of oil and let it heat up.
If your preference is medium-rare and you have an average-cut flank steak, fry each side for 3 min. For carne asada and skirt steak, fry for 2 min each side.
Once cooked, remove the meat from the pan, cover it, and let it sit for 5 min.
Grill your vegetables. When done, set aside.
Add a little bit more oil to the pan. Let it heat up, then add bell peppers and onion. Fry for 5-6 min, stirring every 90 sec.
Slice the steak against the grain. This method will let you cut the meat into thin slices while keeping the meat tender and flavorsome.
Grab your tortillas, and add the grilled vegetables, steak strips, and other ingredients of your choice. Enjoy!
How should you choose the meat for beef fajitas?
The best meat for your steak fajitas will depend on your taste and whether you want the meat to be rare, medium-rare or well-done.
We recommend choosing between rump, skirt steak, or flank steak. Skirt steak compared to the flank is more tender and has more flavor. It can be cooked well-done without getting too chewy. Flank steak is a better choice if you prefer your steak fajitas rare to medium.
What is the best way to marinate steak for steak fajitas?
To make the steak fajita marinade, juice the lime, mince the garlic, finely chop the jalapeño, and chop the cilantro including its stems. Mix all the ingredients and coat the steak with this marinade.
Leave the meat to sit for an hour at room temperature. You can also marinate it longer if you wish, just pop it in the fridge for 2 to 24 hours.
What kind of tortillas to use for fajitas?
You can use either corn or flour tortillas for this steak fajitas recipe. If you wish, you can even make a homemade flour tortilla; all you need is a cast iron skillet.
When serving the steak fajitas, make sure that the tortilla is warmed up, either in the microwave, the skillet, or a tortilla warmer.
What should you serve with steak fajitas?
You can choose shredded cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or lettuce to serve with steak fajitas. Pico de gallo, refried beans, or Spanish rice are also great.
Want dessert? A fruit salad would be good to pair with this delicious fajitas.
Key takeaways for this steak fajitas recipe
This recipe for steak fajitas is your best choice when you don't have a lot of time to devote in cooking a delicious dinner. You don't need a lot of ingredients, and aside from the marinading time, making fajitas also don't require a lot of time.
You can also try out other Mexican dishes; our recipes are easy to follow and are a guaranteed hit. The buffalo chicken quesadilla, for example, is the perfect blend of American and Mexican flavors. Our homemade tortilla chips are also delicious and easy to make.
Go beyond our steak fajitas and try our other recipes. Enjoy with friends and family!
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