Fantastic Beef Fajitas Recipe

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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
MAKES:
4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:
4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + marinating Cook: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak or flank steak, trimmed and cut against the grain into 1/4-inch strips
  • MARINADE:
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • FAJITAS:
  • 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

Directions

In a large resealable bag, combine marinade ingredients; add beef. Seal and refrigerate for 3-6 hours or overnight, turning several times.
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.
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

  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak or flank steak, trimmed and cut against the grain into 1/4-inch strips
  • MARINADE:
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • FAJITAS:
  • 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

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LPHJKitchen User ID: 7521213 261428
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2017

"These were SO easy and tasty! I prefer mildly spiced foods and this was perfect for me. My husband likes it a bit hotter so he topped his fajitas with some chipotle pepper powder."

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ktype User ID: 4188985 231067
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2015

"Marinade is very good!"

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Punkyjoe81 User ID: 3773046 37313
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!"

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lolohiser User ID: 5362556 13368
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"Needs more zip!!"

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Igraine32 User ID: 7006585 37049
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"I kept craving more of these."

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miss.pat User ID: 7110519 15496
Reviewed May. 27, 2013

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

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Devildancer User ID: 7058979 27846
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"These were very good. I just fried the beef and served with sweet onion and red pepper and all the fixings. Sliced cheese as well. Yummy"

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lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 13367
Reviewed May. 9, 2013

"Very tasty! Next time I will include the avacados; I'm sure they will be even better."

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michmedic User ID: 5187850 28513
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"These Were Very Good! I Would Recommend Them To Anyone.

ForThose Saying It's Not "Mexican", you Clearly HaveNoIdea About The History Of Fajitas
Fajita Is Simply A Term For Strips Of Meat Grilled And Served On A Corn Or Flour Tortilla. There Is No Right Or Wing Way. And It's Not Mexican - It's Tex-Mex. Get With The Program."

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RickInWaterford User ID: 7103885 21266
Reviewed May. 1, 2013

"Didn't make it a first time. I can see by the ingredients it will have zero flavor."

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