This yummy steak filling is sure to tingle your taste buds. It's easy to make ahead and when ready, it cooks quickly for a filling meal. Optional: serve with shredded lettuce or any condiments of your choice.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, and black pepper in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add steak strips, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours to overnight.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir beef in hot skillet until all liquid is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Serve cooked beef with tortillas, salsa and Mexican cheese blend.

Nutrition Facts

699 calories; protein 49.8g; carbohydrates 31.3g; fat 42.3g; cholesterol 120.6mg; sodium 1450.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2014
One glance at the simplicity of these ingredients and I knew it was going to be a winner. We used flank steak which I marinated for, oh, a good 5 or 6 hours. Gave it a quick sear, a nice rest, and then sliced on the bias. We served with avocado, grilled onions, and Pico de Gallo with refried beans and Mexican Rice on the side. Simple, filling and absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for recipe. UPDATE: I just had to pop in to reiterate how much we love this marinade! We make it at least once every couple of weeks. Thanks again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2014
I made this exactly how the recipe stated I was a little concerned that the meat would be too tough but it was good tenderness I just bought pre packaged fajita meat. Pretty good flavor not sure if I would make this again. I didn't want it for leftovers the next day but it was alright. I was really trying to copy Chili's restaurant's fajitas it was pretty close but I feel like it needed some different flavors. Read More
(1)
85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 63
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2014
One glance at the simplicity of these ingredients and I knew it was going to be a winner. We used flank steak which I marinated for, oh, a good 5 or 6 hours. Gave it a quick sear, a nice rest, and then sliced on the bias. We served with avocado, grilled onions, and Pico de Gallo with refried beans and Mexican Rice on the side. Simple, filling and absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for recipe. UPDATE: I just had to pop in to reiterate how much we love this marinade! We make it at least once every couple of weeks. Thanks again! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2014
This recipe has an excellent marinade for the beef. It turned out full of flavor. The only thing I added were big onion slices and red pepper when I was cooking the meat. Omitted the salsa and cheese because the meat and veggies had so much flavor I didn't think this fajitas needed anything else. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2015
Good basic lime fajita marinade. If you don't a like lime, garlic, and cilantro combination then you shouldn't make it. Instead go spend a buck on a fajita marinade packet at the grocery store that will taste like taco seasoning! The only reason I took a star away from the recipe is that if your going to use a good cut of beef such as New York Steak, marinate the steak before slicing, grill the steak to your personal preference, and then slice thinly on the bias and against the grain. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2015
Easy and very very good!! Will make this again and again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2016
I made this exactly as instructed it was just delicious! Served with sauteed strips of red and green bell pepper and onions. I just couldn't have been better. I think it will be in the weekly rotation of meals. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2016
I made these with tender sizzler steaks cut by our butcher and they turned out great. The only change I made is omitted he pepper and added chipotle chili powder. The flavor was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2015
This was so delicious just the flavor profile I was looking for. I used two N.Y. strip steaks sliced thinly marinated in mixture as per recipe but used only 1 t of cumin - that was the only change in the marinade. After marinating steak in fridge for about 6 hours I sauteed the meat in the same pan in which I'd sauteed a sliced red onion and a yellow bell pepper. Added fresh cilantro before serving in flour tortillas with shredded jack cheese and sour cream. Omitted the salsa. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2019
I used skirt steak, marinated it overnight then grilled it & sliced it. These were the best tasting fajitas I have ever had! Our dinner guests were beside themselves. This is the only way to make fajitas! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2015
Very good easy and fast. I like the spice combo. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/24/2014
I made this exactly how the recipe stated I was a little concerned that the meat would be too tough but it was good tenderness I just bought pre packaged fajita meat. Pretty good flavor not sure if I would make this again. I didn't want it for leftovers the next day but it was alright. I was really trying to copy Chili's restaurant's fajitas it was pretty close but I feel like it needed some different flavors. Read More
(1)
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