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How To Make Steak Fajitas

April 23, 2020 2 min read

How To Make Steak Fajitas

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 it takes is good meat, 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.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 pound of flank steak, skirt steak or carne asada
  • 1 large onion
  • 2-3 bell peppers of various colors
  • Salt

 For steak fajita marinade

  • 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeño pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

Instructions

1. Choose the meat

First and a pretty important step is choosing the meat for your fajitas. The best meat for fajitas, of course, will depend on your taste and whether you want the steak to be rare, medium-rare or well-done. 

We recommend choosing between rump, skirt, and 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 rare to medium. 

2. Marinade the steak and prepare other ingredients

To make the marinade juice the lime, mince the garlic, finely chop jalapeño, and cilantro, including its stems. Mix all the ingredients and coat the steak with this marinade. Leave it to sit for an hour at room temperature. You can also marinate it for longer if you wish, just pop it in the fridge for 2 to 24 hours. 

While the meat is soaking up all the flavors, prepare your vegetables. For this recipe, we used bell peppers and onions, which we chopped into strips. However, you can add any other vegetables of your choice.  

3. Cook the meat

Heat a cast-iron skillet or a griddle to high heat. Add a tablespoon 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 minutes. For carne asada and skirt steak - fry for 2 minutes. Remove it from the pan, cover it, and let it sit for 5 minutes.

4. Grill other ingredients

While the steak is resting, grill your veggies. Add a little bit more oil to the pan if needed. Let it heat up, then add bell peppers and onion. Fry everything for 5-6 minutes, stirring every 90s.

5. Cut the steak

Slice the steak against the grain. This method will let you cut the meat into thin slices while keeping the meat tender and flavorsome. 

6. Serve your beef fajitas

Don't wait until it gets cold! Serve your fajitas immediately. 

Grab corn or flour tortillas (you can warm them up in a microwave or a cast iron skillet), add grilled vegetables, steak strips, and other ingredients of your choice. Cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and lettuce are all perfect ingredients you can serve with steak fajitas. Enjoy!

 



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