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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bmarana User ID: 2129710 266137
Reviewed May. 20, 2017

"Just made, very good and my family says I am picky. Only had tenderloins so used those and marinated over night. I used red, yellow & orange peppers vs green. Topped with cheddar cheese and sour cream. Definitely will be making again!"

janiestarcher User ID: 8725105 242898
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"This was great and easy to make"

Luvs2Cook14 User ID: 7798403 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 User ID: 4556099 229276
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

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

ruhix User ID: 8386250 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 User ID: 1786018 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 User ID: 5393618 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 User ID: 5558674 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 User ID: 3853404 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 User ID: 2449746 78411
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

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

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