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Chili-Lime Beef Steak Fajitas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

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.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Servings: 8
Calories: 240 kcal
Author: Grow a Good Life
Ingredients
  • 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.
Instructions
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Spoon the filling down the center of a warm tortilla, add your desired toppings, roll or fold, and enjoy. Makes 8 tortillas.

Recipe Notes

* 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.