Fantastic Beef Fajitas Recipe
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Fantastic Beef Fajitas Recipe

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The first time I made these beef fajitas, my family couldn't get enough. The next time I had to make a double batch so everyone had enough. This is a favorite evening meal for me because it fixes up quick. It would be a good one for entertaining, too—the avocados add a nice dash of color. —Marla Brenneman, Goshen, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak or flank steak, trimmed and cut against the grain into 1/4-inch strips
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 8 flour tortilla shells, warmed
  • 2 avocados, peeled and sliced
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream


  1. In a large resealable bag, combine marinade ingredients; add beef. Seal and refrigerate for 3-6 hours or overnight, turning several times.
  2. Discard marinade. In a skillet, saute onion and pepper in 1 tablespoon oil until crisp tender; remove from pan. Add remaining oil and saute meat until no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Add vegetables to pan and heat through.
  3. To serve, place a spoonful of meat/vegetable mixture on a warmed tortilla and top with avocado, salsa and sour cream. Roll tortilla around filling. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Fantastic Beef Fajitas in Country Woman January/February 1991, p33

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 Aug. 11, 2015

"Marinade is very good!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2014

"My family loved these fajitas! The marinade is delicious, and I served the fajitas with homemade pico de gallo. Instead of pan-frying the steak and veggies, I used a grill plate. I'll be making this recipe again soon!"

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Needs more zip!!"

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"I kept craving more of these."

Reviewed May. 27, 2013

"this was easy and it will be a recipe i will share with friends and family"

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