Beef Steak Fajitas

Beef Steak Fajitas

A restaurant favorite that is easy at home. Start with some sirloin, marinade in ingredients you probably already have at home, fry up some veggies and the meat. Then impress your family with your new specialty of the house.


Most recipes call for marinading the whole piece of beef but I wanted more flavor so I cut the meat thin and exposed more surface area to the flavors. It worked great.

Rating:

Rating system 5

I love fajitas but I tend not to order them since there is always more than I would eat. But at home, a few left overs are great.

Notes: My marinade was mainly from Real Restaurant Recipes  but there are many recipes and they are quite variable so feel free to change it around some but you won’t go wrong just following my lead.

cut sirloin steak into cubes

Start with about a pound of sirloin steak. I had 1 1/4 pounds. Trim well and cut into strips about 1/4 inch thick.

ingredients for recipe

Mix marinade ingredients in a 1 gallon zip lock bag.

marinade beef

Add the beef, mix well and seal after removing as much air as possible. Refrigerate for a least an hour and longer if possible. I got 5 hours but overnight would have been fine.

cut up veggies

When ready to cook. Put 1 T oil in a large cast iron pan and heat over medium high heat. While heating, slice up a large onion and one or two peppers. I like a medium red and green pepper. If your pepper is large, you only need one.

cook veggies on stovetop

When oil is hot, add the veggies and after a few minutes add a couple of tablespoons of the marinade from the meat for flavor (optional). When onions are nicely browned (about 8-9 minutes), Remove from pan and set aside and cover.

Next cook the steak

Add a little oil back to the pan, increase the heat to high and added the drained beef and cook until browned. About 8-10 minutes.

add veggies back into the pan

Now move the meat to one side and add the veggies back to the pan. Cook and stir for a minute or two until veggies are reheated.

ready to serve hot

Serve with heated tortillas, sour cream, guacamole and anything else you like. An easy way to heat tortillas is sprinkle a dish towel with some water, put tortillas inside and heat in a microwave on high for one minute.

Beef Steak Fajitas
 
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A restaurant favorite that is easy at home. Start with some sirloin, marinade in ingredients you probably already have at home, fry up some veggies and the meat. Then impress your family with your new specialty of the house.
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Recipe type: American
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb sirloin steak
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 large onion
Marinade
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 2 t soy sauce
  • ½ t liquid smoke
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • ½ t chili powder
  • ½ t cayenne pepper
  • ¼ t black pepper
  • ¼ t onion powder
Serving
  • 4-6 flour tortillas
  • sour cream
  • cheese
  • salsa
  • guacamole etc.
Instructions
  1. Start with about a pound of sirloin steak. I had 1¼ pounds. Trim well and cut into strips about ¼ inch thick.
  2. Mix marinade ingredients in a 1 gallon zip lock bag.
  3. Add the beef, mix well and seal after removing as much air as possible. Refrigerate for a least an hour and longer if possible. I got 5 hours but overnight would have been fine
  4. When ready to cook. Put 1 T oil in a large cast iron pan and heat over medium high heat. While heating, slice up a large onion and one or two peppers. I like a medium red and green pepper. If your pepper is large, you only need one.5
  5. When oil is hot, add the veggies and after a few minutes add a couple of tablespoons of the marinade from the meat for flavor (optional). When onions are nicely browned (about 8-9 minutes), Remove from pan and set aside and cover.
  6. Add a little oil back to the pan, increase the heat to high and added the drained beef and cook until browned. About 8-10 minutes.
  7. Now move the meat to one side and add the veggies back to the pan. Cook and stir for a minute or two until veggies are reheated.
  8. Serve with heated tortillas, sour cream, guacamole and anything else you like. An easy way to heat tortillas is sprinkle a dish towel with some water, put tortillas inside and heat in a microwave on high for one minute.

Last Updated
September 29 2014

Comments

  1. says

    I like your idea of a restaurant favorite cooked at home, there will be plenty of servings that can be made. Everybody can enjoy it whenever they want.

  2. says

    I absolutely LOVE steak fajitas! I marinate my steak whole only because I am grilling it. If I do it on a cast iron, I’ll give your technique a try, it would definite cut the time needed for marinating.

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