These fajitas are my husband's favorite quick-and-easy dinner. They are so tasty! If you do not have the time to marinate the meat for 2 or more hours, just leave it out at room temperature, keeping the bag zipped tightly for about 20 to 30 minutes. Serve with sour cream, Cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese, and lime wedges.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 40 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
Marinade:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Grind garlic with kosher salt with a mortar and pestle until a paste forms. Whisk garlic paste, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, chili powder, sugar, paprika, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl; pour marinade into a resealable plastic bag. Add skirt steak strips, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator, 2 hours to overnight.

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  • Remove steak from marinade and shake off excess; discard remaining marinade.

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Wrap tortillas tightly in aluminum foil to form a packet and place packet on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until warmed through, about 10 minutes. Keep warm.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a large skillet over high heat until oil begins to smoke. Saute onion and bell pepper in hot oil until browned and almost tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer onion and pepper to a plate.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in the same skillet over high heat until oil starts to smoke. Cook 1/2 of the steak in hot oil until browned on all sides but still pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer cooked steak to the plate with onion and pepper.

  • Heat remaining canola oil in the same skillet. Cook remaining steak in hot oil until browned on all sides but still pink in the center, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir cooked steak, onion, bell pepper, and any accumulated juices back into the skillet. Add minced garlic and salt; cook and stir until fragrant and heated through. Remove from heat. Divide steak mixture between warm tortillas.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any color bell pepper, if desired. You can use light olive oil in place of canola oil, if desired.

You can use flank steak or chicken in place of the skirt steak, if desired. You can use any tortillas instead of whole wheat tortillas, if desired.

Nutrition:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

451 calories; protein 27.4g; carbohydrates 47.6g; fat 21.8g; cholesterol 37.9mg; sodium 1973.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2015
The recipe was great. I made it paleo friendly to fit within my lifestyle, so I did not add sugar, I used coconut oil for cooking, and I wrapped in lettuce leaves rather than the tortilla. Thanks for sharing, my family loved it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2016
Super salty! Read More
71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2015
The recipe was great. I made it paleo friendly to fit within my lifestyle, so I did not add sugar, I used coconut oil for cooking, and I wrapped in lettuce leaves rather than the tortilla. Thanks for sharing, my family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2018
My husband and I loved these! I began marinating them at lunch time and then cooked them up for dinner. It was very flavorful but quick and easy at the same time. An instant weeknight dinner favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
Great marinade! I had a sirloin steak & didn't know what we wanted to do with it & came across this recipe. I used regular flour tortillas & dried cilantro (bad I know) because it's what I had on hand. Hubby who isn't much of a fajita fan went on and on about how delicious these were. Thanks Tara for a definite keeper recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2015
My husband raved about the marinade's flavors. The only change I will make next time is to marinate overnight. The skirt steak was still kind of chewy. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2016
This is my go to fajita recipe now I've used it several times. I use eye fillet and marinade from the morning onward. Last night's meal was a bit salty for some unknown reason I've made it the same way each time. But I think next time I'll do a half of tablespoon on cooking salt. Still my go to recipe. I usual use Chef John's tortilla recipe to accompany this dish. Just love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2015
Loved the recipe. I was not sure at first about the marinade but it worked awesome on the meat. I followed the recipe. A real extra treat was the guacamole with fresh squeezed lime juice topped with sour cream on the Fajita! Will definitely be using this recipe again. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2019
I followed this recipe exactly and it came out amazing! We made steak fajitas but I can see this being our new marinade for when we grill steaks from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2017
This meal was so delicious that it prompted me to write my first review here! So yummy and tasty. Thank you for sharing this great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2020
10.21.18 ... https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/241101/sizzlin-fajitas/ ... I used this seasoning on 28oz vegetables. Yes, I weighed 'em. 'Liked, but not enough of it - meaning, to clarify, more quantity-wise not more as in it was lacking. I'd double everything but the cayenne. 'Not incredibly spicy, but if you're feeding anyone sensitive or adding jalapenos or other heat, ya may wanna back off the cayenne. I cheated n used 1t each of dried cilantro & chili powder; 1/2t each of garlic powder, salt, sugar, paprika; 1/4t cayenne. I added the lime juice after sauteeing, but it didn't do much. Per serving would've been better. I was tempted to used smoked paprika & think I will next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2016
Super salty! Read More
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