Mexican Steak Fajitas Recipe
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Mexican Steak Fajitas Recipe

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In Steak Fajitas, tender strips of sirloin pick up plenty of spicy flavor from a marinade seasoned with cayenne pepper and cumin. "These colorful sandwiches are speedy and satisfying," says Shirley Hilger of Lincoln, Nebraska.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 to 6 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, picante sauce and sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 304 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 425mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 21g protein .


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the orange juice, vinegar, garlic and seasonings; add the beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; set aside. In a skillet, saute onion and peppers in 1 tablespoon oil until crisp-tender; remove and set aside.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. In the same skillet, cook beef in remaining oil for 2-4 minutes or until it reaches desired doneness. Return vegetables to pan; heat through. Spoon meat and vegetables onto tortillas. If desired, top with cheese and serve with picante sauce and sour cream. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Steak Fajitas in Taste of Home April/May 2001, p9

Full-Bodied Red Wine

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

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janiestarcher 242898
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"This was great and easy to make"

Luvs2Cook14 229705
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2015

"These were AHHHmazing! The only thing I did different was double the cayenne pepper. These don't need the cheese or sour cream, awesome flavor. Thanks for sharing!"

JeanineDziubla 229276
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

"Very good. If any leftover filling, it is good over rice."

ruhix 226734
Reviewed May. 22, 2015

"My daughter loved these and she's very finiky about her food.Taste great and will certainly do these again."

Mamasuejean 35221
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2014

"I liked it that this was so quick and easy to fix. It also tasted really good. I didn't have any green pepper so I changed that. I thought I would try putting some carrot circles in it, and that tasted really good. Would like to have the nutritional analysis printed."

mrenda 92303
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2014

"We all really enjoyed these fajitas. My three year old that doesn't like onions and peppers like them! I think next time I make them I will let the meat marinade longer for a little stronger flavor."

sergio56 31362
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"try with pico de gallo: cilantro, tomato, onion, and some jalapeno or serrano pepper all diced up and mixed together in a bowl with a squeeze of lime juice.."

hadunfey75 31361
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"Best steak fajitas ever...I don't imagine any changes are actually needed, however this is what I did differently: apple cider vinegar, couple sprinkles of Texas style chili powder, little soy sauce. I also combined all meat, veggies, and marinade in a plastic bag for a couple of hours in the frig. Then just cooked everything right in a skillet on the stove. I also made the homemade tortilla recipe from good!"

ldaluz 78411
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"I couldn't believe how good these where! They were very tasty."

qgal 116383
Reviewed May. 10, 2012

"Excellent ! easy, fast and sooooo good ! kids and adults loved it !! it is a keeper that will be made often :)"

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