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Mexican Steak Fajitas Recipe

Mexican Steak Fajitas Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Mexican Steak Fajitas

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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."

qgal User ID: 6058319 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 :)"

s_pants User ID: 174050 204179
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"These were good and great for last minute needs, but I really liked these better."

lovecooker User ID: 6249687 85101
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"This was GGGGGRRRRRRREEEEEEAAATTT!!!!!!!!!! The only thing I did different was let the meat marinate for a few hours only because I did not feel like cooking at the time. Nascar fan GO88"

LaFrenierM User ID: 5629873 78410
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"A*M*A*Z*I*N*G!!!!! We made it w/ chicken but will be trying steak next time!"

JennSkalsky User ID: 5767931 116225
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"My family loved these Fajitas!!! I would say they now rank this their favorite!!! :)"

mrs_tigger User ID: 2499248 29993
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"I finally found something that is better than a packet!!!!!"

ginarie23 User ID: 4592221 71798
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"Awesome flavor! This is a favorite dish of mine."

marciedarcie User ID: 3127814 78409
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2010

"Trying to eat healthier without losing flavor and this was the perfect recipe. My husband and I loved it. We used whole grain tortillas and the flavor of the meat and veggies were so good we didnt even miss our regular flour/fat tortillas."

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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.