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Mama's Fab-u-lous Fajitas

Rated as 4.47 out of 5 Stars
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"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."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 112
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. Remove steak, onion, and peppers from marinade and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Footnotes

  • 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


Per Serving: 112 calories; 7.2 4.3 7.3 18 20 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 ...

Most helpful critical review

This was nasty. Tasted like lime and not much else.

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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 ...

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 ...

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...

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.

Added a whole jalapeño and a little extra lime to taste, wonderful recipe! Thanks

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!

This was nasty. Tasted like lime and not much else.

This was a good recipe for fajitas. Along with steak, I used prawns and it turned out well too.

Perfect fajitas. With sour cream and shredded cheese, this is amazing!