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Fabulous Fajitas Recipe

Fabulous Fajitas Recipe

I've enjoyed cooking since I was a girl growing up in the Southwest. When friends call to ask me for new recipes to try, I suggest these flavorful fajitas. It's wonderful to put the beef in the slow cooker before church and come home to a hot delicious main dish. —Janie Reitz, Rochester, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large green pepper, julienned
  • 1 large onion, julienned
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes, optional


  • 1. In a large skillet, brown steak in oil over medium heat. Place steak and drippings in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, chili powder and red pepper flakes.
  • 2. Cover and cook on high until meat is almost tender, 2-3 hours. Add green pepper and onion; cover and cook ntil meat and vegetables are tender, 1 hour.
  • 3. Warm tortillas according to package directions; spoon beef and vegetables down the center of tortillas. Top each with cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fajita: 314 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 469mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 268446
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"We love Mexican food so this recipe satisfies our craving!!"

Christine User ID: 9144498 268393
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"Good basic recipe, but a little bland- I add a couple of different chili powders, ancho, chipotle- lots more garlic. Cannot eat green peppers, use yellow, red or orange. Lime juice instead of lemon. A touch of honey. Cook on low, 6-8 hours. I use the lime at the end, before serving."

tomo805 User ID: 2436774 261892
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2017

"this was very good, but I would probably add a little more seasoning the next time. I will make this again."

MamaTricia User ID: 5697798 258725
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"I'm surprised I didn't submit a review on this recipe earlier (shame on me)! This recipe is truly FABULOUS! This is my go-to recipe for fajitas; not only do I use steak, but I also use chicken and I'll double the recipe so one night we have fajitas, the next night I'll make quesadillas with either the chicken or steak. This is such a keeper!!"

shannondobos User ID: 5115022 257310
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2016

"Everybody here loved this recipe! I made it exactly as written. What an easy and tasty dinner."

Laurie73 User ID: 7632634 251948
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2016

"I made this on the stove instead of the crockpot. It was very good with chicken instead of steak. My 12 year old said it was def a keeper recipe so we can have it again!!"

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 248722
Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"We love fajitas and this recipe is a winner. I did substitute chicken for the beef and it was delicious. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. So easy and so good. I highly recommend this recipe as a Volunteer Field Editor."

[email protected] User ID: 3820395 235329
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"I also prepare this recipe by marinating chicken in the seasonings, then cooking it on individual fajita skillets"

mommayor User ID: 6425768 230864
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"This was great. The meat was so tender! easy to make too. I doubled the recipe to serve 7 people."

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 17678
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2014

"I used half of the recipe and put it in my 1.5 qt slow cooker and it was perfect for the two of us. I used lime instead of lemon, but I couldn't detect any lime flavor. I would have been better off using the lemon during cooking and adding a squeeze of lime at the end."

joycerm53 User ID: 703299 27093
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"The name says it all- fabulous! No more to says!"

tammyr712 User ID: 1380902 25819
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2013

"The name fits they are Fabulous!"

hot_cookin_momma User ID: 5612707 3987
Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"This turned out way better than expected! The flavor of the meat is awesome and the peppers weren't soggy.

*I cooked this in a 5 qt crock on low for about 6 hrs. I almost doubled the lemon juice and spices for a little more kick and put a little water in as well to keep it from drying out.
I'll be making this a regular!"

Kools01 User ID: 1433384 3983
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"These were so easy and quick. I found you don't need to cook on HIGH, Low temp worked well for 2 hours. Added the peppers and onions and cooked 30 min on High, then another 30 min on Low. Served with salsa, sour cream, shredded Mexican cheese and avocado slices. Might try lime juice instead of lemon juice next time. Also used a mix of green, red and yellow peppers."

Kools01 User ID: 1433384 200987
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"These were so easy and quick. I found you don't need to cook on HIGH, Low temp worked well for 2 hours. Added the peppers and onions and cooked 30 min on High, then another 30 min on Low. Served with salsa, sour cream and avocado slices. Might try lime juice instead of lemon juice next time."

bowler_jen User ID: 1977143 9159
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"Seasoning is the best we've ever had. We use it on chicken in the skillet too. Very flavorful."

scrapo User ID: 2908723 7193
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

"Loved that it was in the crock - pot meaning easy clean up. Tasty!"

lorgross User ID: 1126847 25717
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2010

"This is definitely a keeper. easy and delicious!"

FlightieFlute User ID: 4227855 10921
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2009

"This meal has become one our family favorites and regulars. Eezy-breezy, tasty, and healthy."

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