Quick Steak Fajitas

Let’s talk steak fajitas for a minute.

There are several ways to prepare fajitas, but these steak fajitas are quick, simple, and slap-your-mama-in-the-face good.

Super Quick Steak Fajitas

You can get extra fancy with the toppings you choose to put on your mouth-watering fajitas, but you HAVE to have charred sweet peppers and onions.

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It’s practically criminal if you don’t.

By giving the onion and peppers a good swift kick with a dry hot skillet you break down the juices inside them and they burst with delicious flavors. Just make sure you have your stove fan cranked and a window open… just sayin...

The key to a good steak fajita is not necessarily the steak. You don’t need a fancy cut of beef, in fact I used a blade steak which is a cheaper, lean cut. The key is to cutting the beef AGAINST the grain. This will ensure a tender piece of meat in every bite.

The marinade is also a key factor. The marinade I used for these fajitas is simple, simple, simple!!

lime. cumin. garlic. salt.

Done and done.

Quick and Easy Steak Fajitas

By placing the steak in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes you can easily slice your steak into thin strips. Let the steak soak up the juices of the marinade before throwing it into a hot skillet.

Get your fixin’s ready, cause these fajitas are comin’ at ya.

Steak Fajitas

WARNING: don’t actually slap your mama in the face because these are so good.

Your mother-in-law on the other hand…

Yields Serves 4

Quick Steak Fajitas

There are several ways to prepare fajitas, but these steak fajitas are quick, simple, and slap-your-mama-in-the-face good.

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. blade steak or flank steak cut thin AGAINST the grain
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Gourmet Garden Garlic (or 1 tsp minced garlic)
  • 3 sweet peppers (red, yellow, and orange) sliced.
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 8 small soft flour tortillas
  • avocado, sour cream, salsa, extra lime wedges (optional)

Instructions

  1. To cut steak into thin strips, place the steak in the freezer for 20-30 minutes then use a sharp knife to slice the steak thinly AGAINST the grain. Place the strips of steak in a zip close bag and add the lime juice, salt, cumin, and garlic. Smoosh around till steak is coated and let sit for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile prepare the peppers and onions by heating up a large skillet over medium high heat. Once the skillet is hot place the peppers and onions in and let sit till they begin to caramelize and slightly blacken. Stir and caramelize on the other sides. Remove to a plate to keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet toss in the steak strips and and stir occasionally till the beef is cooked to your liking.
  4. Serve the peppers, onions and steak on soft flour tortillas with your desired fixin's.
  5. Enjoy!
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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
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  1. These were mawvelous!!! I fed 4 men and myself. OMG SO YUMMY, the citrus from the lime and the sweet of the peppers rocked w flavor! I added Knorr Mexican rice....um umm ummm

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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