Beef fajitas are delicious served with a lot of condiments on the side. My favorites are guacamole, extra cilantro, and beans and rice!

Becky
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the lime juice, ground pepper and cilantro in a shallow dish. Place steak strips into the marinade and refrigerate for two to four hours.

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak strips, and fry until cooked to your liking. Remove meat and set aside.

  • Add remaining oil and onions to the skillet. Cook over medium low heat, until translucent, stir in green peppers and steak. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon over the top and stir. When the green bell peppers are just tender remove the pan from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve the steak fajitas with tortillas and lemon wedges on the side.

Nutrition Facts

896 calories; 37.8 g total fat; 76 mg cholesterol; 1182 mg sodium. 103.9 g carbohydrates; 37.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (49)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2003
Making fajitas from scratch is just as easy as using one of those fajita seasoning mixes. All the taste without the MSG. Made a believer out of me. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/29/2003
This recipe is awful. The lime is WAY overdone - the meat tastes like lime juice. I threw the whole thing out. Read More
(79)
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 12
Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2003
Making fajitas from scratch is just as easy as using one of those fajita seasoning mixes. All the taste without the MSG. Made a believer out of me. Read More
(69)
Rating: 1 stars
12/28/2003
This recipe is awful. The lime is WAY overdone - the meat tastes like lime juice. I threw the whole thing out. Read More
(79)
Rating: 4 stars
04/14/2003
Making fajitas from scratch is just as easy as using one of those fajita seasoning mixes. All the taste without the MSG. Made a believer out of me. Read More
(69)
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Rating: 2 stars
09/29/2003
The meat tasted like lime which did not excite anyone at my dinner table. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
Now that was good. Thsi is my first time to have fajitas. All the rest of the family has had them plenty of times so they helped me with mine.I made the fajita strips in my new Geroge Forman Grill. I put the strips on one side and the veggies on the other side. It tool longer for the veggies to cook so I put those on first then the steak. When they were done I slipped them off the grill onto a platter and mixed the veggies and meat. I warmed the torillas we used whole wheet tortillas trying to eat healthy and added the steak and peppers and it was very good.It took me less than 5 minutes to cook everything. Boy talk about yoyr fast-food. We will definintely have these again. Easy to prepare great tasting sounds like a winner to me. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2005
THIS RECIPE WAS ABSOULUTLY WONDERFUL I MARINADED FOR 5 HOURS USED RED AND YELLOW PEPPERS COOKED FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES TILL VEGIES WERE SOFT THAN ADDED A DROP OF LEMON PUT MIXTURE ON HALF OF TORTILLA COVERED WITH OTHER HALF BRUSHED A DROP OF WATER ON TOP BAKED FOR 5 MINUTES IN OVEN (YOU CAN ALSO PUT SOME CHEESE MONTERAY JACK AND CHEDDER ON TO MAKE FAHITA QUSEDILLAS) WAS SO GOOD THANK YOU FOR RECIPE "MAKE SURE TO REALLY DRAIN STEAK IT GETS QUITE OILY" Read More
(17)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2003
I will admit that I agree with some of the other reviewers that there is a very dominant lime taste to this. I did reduce the amount and it still was pretty strong. I might tinker around with this again....and see what happens. Read More
(15)
Rating: 1 stars
09/29/2003
I don't know if I did something wrong but the steak had a bitter taste. I marinated it for about 5 hours maybe this made a difference. No one in my family would eat it. I will not try this recipe again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2005
When I first started using this recipe there was no lemon listed - I just use the lime in the marinate and squeeze 1/2 lime over it just before serving. They are awesome! I use fillet mignon. Great every time. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2011
i added chiles to make it spicy for my husband Read More
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