These steak fajitas are made using a homemade blend of spices, crisp peppers, and sliced sirloin steak.
Served with guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, and tortillas.
These steak fajitas are quick and easy to make and they make a great family-friendly meal. They're made in one skillet so clean up is fast and easy.
This recipe uses a homemade seasoning blend that's flavorful and seasons the sirloin steak well.
The seasoning contains chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. This fajita seasoning mixture makes enough for this recipe.
The seasoning mixture can be doubled or even tripled if needed, or even just to have on hand for future dishes.
Skillet Steak Fajitas
I prefer to make my fajitas in a cast iron skillet because it locks in flavor. Any skillet will do though, it's just a matter of preference. The family does enjoy it when I serve the fajitas in a sizzling fajita skillet as the restaurants do! Fajitas are best served with warm tortillas.
To make the fajitas, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the steak, Sear on both sides to lock in flavor, and then season both sides of the steak.
Once the steak is browned on both sides, it's important to slice it against the grain. That way, the meat is more tender and the result will not be tough and chewy.
Once the steak is sliced, the veggies are added to the skillet and cooked for about 5 minutes before drizzling lemon juice and giving the fajitas a stir.
Garnishes and Toppings
Seasoned fajitas are delicious by themselves but adding a spritz of lime brings out more of the seasoning flavors.
Cheese is always a great addition to fajitas, either mild shredded cheddar cheese or a Mexican cheese blend goes well.
Sour cream is a creamy and delicious topping for steak fajitas as well as freshly made guacamole.
Sliced avocado makes a tasty topping as well.
- 1 lb sirloin steak, or skirt steak
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 1 orange pepper, sliced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon lime juice, or lemon
- 1 tablespoon butter
- lime, for garnish
- tortillas, warm
- shredded cheese, garnish
- guacamole, garnish
- sour cream, garnish
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the butter.
- Allow the butter to melt and add the steak.
- Combine the fajita seasoning and sprinkle half on one side of strips, flip the meat and sprinkle the remaining seasoning.
- Flip to brown the steak on all sides.
- Slice the steak into strips against the grain.
- Add the sliced peppers and onions and cook for about 5 minutes.
- Drizzle with the lime juice and serve.
Serving Size:1 fajita
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 7.9gSaturated Fat: 3.2gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 188mgCarbohydrates: 19.2gFiber: 3.5gSugar: 2.4gProtein: 25.5g
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