My fajitas are finally perfected, it doesn't get any better than this! Fo' sho'! Serve in tortillas with picante sauce or salsa, sour cream, cilantro, and maybe guacamole.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, olive oil, garlic, and cumin together in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add skirt steak, onion, and red bell peppers; toss to evenly coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and marinate in the refrigerator, 30 minutes to 2 hours.

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  • Remove steak, onion, and peppers from marinade and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat until oil shimmers. Cook and stir steak in hot oil until browned on all sides and still pink in the center, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer meat to a plate, tent with aluminum foil, and let rest for 5 minutes.

  • Heat remaining oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion and peppers in hot oil until just tender but still crisp to the bite, 5 to 6 minutes. Return meat to skillet; cook and stir until heated through.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any color bell peppers in place of the red bell peppers, if desired.

You can use flank steak, carne asada, or chicken in place of the skirt steak, 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

112 calories; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 4.3g; fat 7.2g; cholesterol 17.8mg; sodium 20.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2015
I tasted the marinade before I added the meat and veggies, and I knew this wouldn't fly with the family, or me. I added about 4 tsp. Worcestershire and some salt, but the lime flavor was still too bright for me. I chose to grill this recipe, and I'm glad I did, because the caramelization added some dimension to the flavor. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/28/2019
This was nasty. Tasted like lime and not much else. Read More
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2015
I tasted the marinade before I added the meat and veggies, and I knew this wouldn't fly with the family, or me. I added about 4 tsp. Worcestershire and some salt, but the lime flavor was still too bright for me. I chose to grill this recipe, and I'm glad I did, because the caramelization added some dimension to the flavor. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2016
I followed the recipe exactly as stated and it was perfect. I only marinated for 30 minutes and it was just enough. I did add a little bit of garlic salt after cooking bc the steak needed just a bit more flavor! This is a new staple in my family. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2016
Perfect chicken fajitas! The lime juice was not too strong at all. We added some chopped pineapple at the end and had a fabulous meal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2017
I wasn't expecting a stove-top fajitas to taste this good..! I used flank steak instead of skirt steak and marinated the sliced meat over night in a Ziploc bag. I didn't marinate the onion and pepper slices because I wanted the veggies to stay crisp. I added some salt to the meat and veggies right before taking them of the heat. I served in tortillas with guacamole sour cream and shredded cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2018
This is wonderful...my only change is that I used all jalapenos and poblanos because we like it a little spicy! Great recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2017
Marinated flank steak strips 1/4" wide overnight as 24 hrs. Cooked rest of Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2019
This was a good recipe for fajitas. Along with steak I used prawns and it turned out well too. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2017
My kids (ages 5 &4) really enjoyed these but for them I omitted the jalapeño pepper in the marinade and added it to on top of my fajitas with fresh guacamole & pico de gallo. I seasoned the meat with salt & pepper prior to adding it to the marinade. I did not add the onion & peppers to the marinade because I was leery about the contamination from the meat. I cooked everything in a cast iron skillet cooking the onions & peppers first until tender and softened then I added in the meat seering it on both sides. Delicious! Will definitely make again but I may add Worcestershire sauce to the marinade. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2019
This was excellent!! I didn t have lime juice so just used lemon juice and increased spices a bit. I ll never buy fajita spice mix again!! Yay! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
04/28/2019
This was nasty. Tasted like lime and not much else. Read More