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Chili-Lime Beef Steak Fajitas

These sizzling beef steak fajitas are made with strips of steak infused with a flavorful chili-lime marinade, combined with colorful peppers, onions, and folded into a warm tortilla.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: beef fajitas
Servings: 8
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Grow a Good Life


  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 lime or 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (see note below)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-1 1/2 pounds beef skirt or flank steak sliced thin against the grain
  • 2-3 medium sweet red peppers sliced into strips
  • 1 jalapeño pepper chopped (optional)
  • 1-2 medium onions sliced thin
  • 8 flour tortillas warmed (see note below)
  • Additional toppings such as chopped cilantro, salsa, guacamole, sour cream and shredded cheddar or queso fresco cheese.


  • To make your marinade, zest the lime using the small holes of a box grater or micro plane. Add the zest to a large non-reactive bowl. Juice the lime and add the juice to the bowl along with 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, taco seasoning, and salt. Add the beef and mix well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or over night.
  • When you are ready to cook, preheat a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and sauté the peppers and onions until tender, but still firm, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the onions and peppers to a plate and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add the beef and marinade and cook over medium heat until your desired doneness, about 1-2 minutes for rare and 4-5 minutes for well done. Return the peppers and onions to the skillet, combine and heat through. Cover and keep warm until you are ready to serve.
  • Spoon the filling down the center of a warm tortilla, add your desired toppings, roll or fold, and enjoy. Makes 8 tortillas.


* Make your own:
  • Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe: or substitute 1/2 tablespoons chili powder, 1/3 teaspoons paprika, 1/4 teaspoons cumin, 1/8 teaspoon onion powder, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, dash of oregano, and a dash of cayenne pepper.
  • Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe
  • Total preparation time indicated in recipe does not include the time it takes to marinade the beef or to make the flour tortillas.


Calories: 240kcal