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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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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"This was great and easy to make"

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!"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

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

Reviewed May. 22, 2015

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

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."

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."

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.."

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!"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

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

Reviewed May. 10, 2012

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

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

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

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"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

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

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

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

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

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

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

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

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.