Pressure-Cooker Fabulous Fajitas

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min. + releasing


8 fajitas

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
When friends call to ask for new recipes to try, suggest these tasty fajitas. Top as you like to add healthy color and extra flavor. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Pressure-Cooker Fabulous Fajitas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • Optional toppings: Sliced avocado and jalapeno peppers, shredded cheddar cheese and chopped tomatoes


  1. In a bowl, toss steak with cumin, salt, chili powder and red pepper flakes. Select saute setting on a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker. Adjust for medium heat; add oil. When oil is hot, brown meat in batches and remove. Add water, lemon juice and garlic to cooker; stir to loosen any browned bits. Press cancel. Return beef to cooker. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 20 minutes.
  2. Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure. Remove steak with a slotted spoon; keep warm.
  3. Add red pepper and onion to cooker. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 5 minutes. Quick-release pressure. Serve vegetables and steak with tortillas and desired toppings.

Test Kitchen tip
  • Try the slow cooker version.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 fajita: 314 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.