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Grilled Fajitas Recipe

Grilled Fajitas Recipe

A special marinade gives the meat in these fajitas outstanding flavor that's always a hit with my family. It's a fun and satisfying summer main dish using garden-fresh peppers and onions. -Cheryl Smith, The Dalles, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 beef flank steak (about 1 pound)
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • Green, sweet red and/or yellow peppers, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Sour cream and lime wedges, optional


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first nine ingredients; add steak. Seal bag; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill over high heat until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°).
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion and peppers if desired in oil for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Slice meat into thin strips across the grain; place on tortillas. Top with vegetables; roll up. Serve with sour cream and lime wedges if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

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mumsay User ID: 7742579 254537
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2016

"Delicious! We're impressed with this recipe and will definitely make again."

foxyhottcakes User ID: 8321657 248248
Reviewed May. 15, 2016

"These are so good! Will definitely make again. I followed the recipe exactly, and I used the leftover marinade to cook in with the onions and peppers as a sauce. My brother-in-law couldn't stop raving about the marinade. I served them with the lime wedges and sour cream too."

DeirdreAnne User ID: 7714590 229295
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"Really, really good. I skipped the oregano."

Darsine User ID: 8434249 229233
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

"Love making theses"

mariak024 User ID: 7294125 216576
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"Delicious. Skipped the water and used extra oil. Very tasty."

stevenraynewman User ID: 6520045 11497
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

"I made these for a party on the grill, they were out of this world delicious."

luigimon User ID: 1692040 14816
Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"I agree with all of the other reviewers.....this is wonderful!!!!!!! We will make this again and time with chicken. But the beef was awesome!"

PIEGRL User ID: 7141412 10253
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"I made skirt steak fajitas with this marinade it was outstanding this time I am doubling everything except the soup mix I am only using one pkg."

sholstein44 User ID: 7111583 23778
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"I made this recipe this past weekend and was blown away!!! We always used a fajita package before, but never again. I did add some fresh cilantro to the marinade. Will be making this again for sure! Thanks for posting."

CarolKinelski User ID: 3140348 23763
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2013

"What a special dinner we had last night and the best part was when my husband, who's eaten my cooking for 55 yrs., told me what a delicious dinner it was yet he grilled the steak. For a side, I made Spanish Rice with a short-cut. While prepping the pepper/onions for the Fajitas, I chopped and sauteed extras, then added to cooked rice, along with a jar of homemade salsa with black beans. I'm anxious to try this dish now with chicken.-

Carol Kinelski, Richmond, Kentucky"

icunrse User ID: 6357713 9873
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"I made this recipe with chicken breasts. The marinade has a great smoky flavor that was delicious. I served it with homemade guacamole."

icunrse User ID: 6357713 25430
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"Dee-lic-ious!!!! The marinade gives it a great smoky flavor, but not overpowering. I used chicken instead and grilled it outside. Serve with homemade guacamole, and your family will LOVE you!"

swinny User ID: 1858482 11493
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2013

"Delish!!! I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts & grilled for about 6-8 min per side! Yum!!!"

MariaS. User ID: 498487 3753
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"My family loves fajitas, so I desided to make this recipe. I marinaded chicken (instead of steak) overnight with no other changes and we all enjoyed a delicious Mexican meal."

RickInWaterford User ID: 7103885 14751
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"Make sure to use Mexican oregano. Substitute chicken with no recipe changes."

moparjoe User ID: 6602089 14814
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"Simple and easy to prepare. Excellent flavor and texture."

funkeedeva1 User ID: 5728105 11084
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"I haven't tried this recipe yet, but wanted to know if the recipe could be made with chicken instead of steak? If so, would the ingredients for the marinade change? Thanks to everyone who can provide any suggestions."

fredaevans User ID: 6360805 10252
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

"This is a 'to die for' meal; double the ingredients, there will be no left overs."

chefluv08 User ID: 3615373 14689
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"These were Amazing!! We cooked these in Cast Iron Fajita pans over an open fire while camping. Better than anything I have had in a restaurant. Everyone raved about them, they are going to be a permanant staple to our campiing menu. Other Campers were excited about the smell as well LOL. Yes we are not your typical campers LOL No Hamburgers or Hot Dogs for us."

lyda22jo User ID: 1302316 6314
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"The whole family loved the marinade! We marinated for about 5 hours and had plenty of flavor. Will definitely make again."

LoveToMunch User ID: 5612442 25403
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2011

"Meat was very flavorful. I marinated it overnight in a vacuum seal container, so the flavor was fully infused. Easy to make too!"

Flora Colboch User ID: 2415324 10251
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2010

"My family loves this meal!. When I cook this everyone is sure to be around the dinner table. Outstanding flavor indead!"

lizarder User ID: 1491072 11492
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2009

"EXCELLENT! This recipe came out of a 90’s TOH magazine and is wonderful! My mother had made it when I was growing up (I am now 25 and LOVE to cook, just as she did). The recipe was one of my favorites and one night I went on a mission to find it in a box of TOH magazines. I think after 4 -5 hours and hundreds of issues, I found it and made it the next day! The marinade is out of this world (I do recommend that you marinade the meat overnight) and the simple combination of sautéed peppers and onions is superb! I strongly encourage everyone to try this one! You could add any other toppings you wish, but it is not necessary with this simple yet amazing fajita!"

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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