The BEST Steak Fajitas

The absolute BEST Steak Fajitas you’ve ever had! This is my take on the Tex-Mex steak fajitas. Marinated for hours in lime juice, garlic, and cumin — so good you’ll never use another recipe again!

cast iron pan with sliced steak, peppers, and onions

And I’m not just saying that because steak fajitas NEED guacamole. I’m saying it because you need these homemade fajitas. And I actually can’t believe it took me this long to make them for us. I mean, beef fajitas are a classic, and quite possibly the most delicious thing we’ve eaten around here. Hands down. Like EVER. So it’s totally my food blogging responsibility to bring these to you right now because they couldn’t possibly taste better than they do right now.

These fajitas were gobbled up quicker than anything I’ve ever made before – that’s saying a lot because I feel like I’m ALWAYS cooking. And these make A LOT, enough to feed 4-5 people! We enjoyed them in tortillas the first day and turned them into Chipotle-style fajitas bowls for lunch the next day, and we still had some leftovers! And nope, I’m not even complaining about them. I’ll definitely be making these over and over again on repeat.

The BEST Steak Fajitas

The absolute BEST Steak Fajitas you’ve ever had! This is my take on the tex-mex steak fajitas. Marinated for hours in lime juice, garlic, and cumin — so good you’ll never use another recipe again!

Ingredients

Steak Marinade:

  •  ⅓ cup lime juice
  •  ¼ cup pineapple juice (no sugar added)
  •  2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  •  3 tablespoons olive oil
  •  1 tablespoon minced garlic
  •  2 teaspoon EACH: ground cumin AND chili powder (or more to taste)
  •  1 teaspoon EACH: kosher salt AND smoked paprika
  •  ½ teaspoon EACH: black pepper AND red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
  •  ¼ cup chopped cilantro

Fajitas:

  •  1 ½ – 2 pounds skirt or flank steak
  •  1 tablespoon oil (high heat)
  •  2 medium white onions, sliced
  •  1 large poblano, ribs and seeds removed then sliced
  •  2-3 bell peppers, thinly sliced (any color you please!)

Optional:

  •  guacamole, salsa, cilantro leaves, salsa verde, sour cream, black beans, rice, tortillas, cilantro-lime rice, sautéed corn, tomatoes, lettuce, shredded cheese, etc.

Instructions

  1. STEAK MARINADE: Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a large shallow bowl. Give it a taste and check for seasonings, adjust to preference. Coat the steak with the marinade and let sit covered in the refrigerator for at least 2-4 hours and ideally overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minute prior to cooking.
  2. Set a large cast iron skillet or pan over high heat and let heat up for a couple of minutes. Add the steak to the pan and fry on each side for about 3-5 minutes or longer if you’d like it more done. Feel for desired firmness. The 3 minutes/side will yield a medium rare doneness. If the pan becomes too hot, reduce the heat to medium high. Remove the steak from the pan and allow to rest for several minutes tented with a piece of foil. Slice the meat against the grain into thin slices. I like to do so on an angle so the meat slices are tender and thin.
  3. FAJITA VEGGIES: Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan over high heat, add in the onions, poblano, and bell peppers. Let the veggies begin to sizzle and toss as necessary, cook for a total of 2-3 minutes or longer if you prefer them softer, season with a pinch of salt and pepper. If your pan is small, cook the veggies in a few batches so they don’t steam.
  4. ASSEMBLY: Serve them in tortillas or on rice bowls topped with your favorite toppings!

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