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:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 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
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 fajita: 314 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.


  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 until meat is almost tender, 2-3 hours. Add green pepper and onion; cover and cook ntil meat and vegetables are tender, 1 hour.
  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: 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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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268446
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"We love Mexican food so this recipe satisfies our craving!!"

Christine User ID: 9144498 268393
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"Good basic recipe, but a little bland- I add a couple of different chili powders, ancho, chipotle- lots more garlic. Cannot eat green peppers, use yellow, red or orange. Lime juice instead of lemon. A touch of honey. Cook on low, 6-8 hours. I use the lime at the end, before serving."

tomo805 User ID: 2436774 261892
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2017

"this was very good, but I would probably add a little more seasoning the next time. I will make this again."

MamaTricia User ID: 5697798 258725
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"I'm surprised I didn't submit a review on this recipe earlier (shame on me)! This recipe is truly FABULOUS! This is my go-to recipe for fajitas; not only do I use steak, but I also use chicken and I'll double the recipe so one night we have fajitas, the next night I'll make quesadillas with either the chicken or steak. This is such a keeper!!"

shannondobos User ID: 5115022 257310
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2016

"Everybody here loved this recipe! I made it exactly as written. What an easy and tasty dinner."

Laurie73 User ID: 7632634 251948
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

"I made this on the stove instead of the crockpot. It was very good with chicken instead of steak. My 12 year old said it was def a keeper recipe so we can have it again!!"

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 248722
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."

[email protected] User ID: 3820395 235329
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

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

mommayor User ID: 6425768 230864
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

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

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 17678
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."

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