Fabulous Fajitas Recipe
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Fabulous Fajitas Recipe

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I've enjoyed cooking since I was a girl growing up in the Southwest. When friends call to ask me for new recipes to try, I suggest these flavorful fajitas. It's wonderful to put the beef in the slow cooker before church and come home to a hot delicious main dish. -Janie Reitz, Rochester, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large green pepper, julienned
  • 1 large onion, julienned
  • 6 to 8 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 263 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 415mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein


  1. In a large skillet, brown steak in oil over medium heat. Place steak and drippings in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, chili powder and red pepper flakes.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or until meat is almost tender. Add green pepper and onion; cover and cook for 1 hour or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  3. Warm tortillas according to package directions; spoon beef and vegetables down the center of tortillas. Top each with cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Fabulous Fajitas in Taste of Home August/September 1996, p25

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"We love fajitas and this recipe is a winner. I did substitute chicken for the beef and it was delicious. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. So easy and so good. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"I also prepare this recipe by marinating chicken in the seasonings, then cooking it on individual fajita skillets"

Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"This was great. The meat was so tender! Easy to make too. I doubled the recipe to serve 7 people."

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2014

"I used half of the recipe and put it in my 1.5 qt slow cooker and it was perfect for the two of us. I used lime instead of lemon, but I couldn't detect any lime flavor. I would have been better off using the lemon during cooking and adding a squeeze of lime at the end."

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"The name says it all- fabulous! No more to says!"

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