Beef Fajitas

An easy-to-follow recipe for restaurant-quality beef fajitas.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beef fajitas, fajitas
Prep Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 606 kcal
Author Andrea Vaughan


  • 1-2 lb steak flank or skirt steak


  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 crushed garlic cloves


  • 1 bell pepper sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1-3 jalapenos sliced
  • 1 roma tomato diced

Veggie Sauce

  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 6-8 flour tortillas
  • lettuce shredded
  • 4 oz monterey jack cheese shredded
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream


  1. Combine all ingredients for marinade and whisk until well incorporated. Add meat to a large plastic bag, then pour marinade over steak. Refrigerate and marinade for 4 to 12 hours.

  2. Combine ingredients for veggie sauce and mix well.

  3. Warm grill or grill pan up to medium-high. Place steak in warmed pan or grill (discard marinade) and cook until medium doneness. Remove and let rest on cutting board for 5 minutes. Slice against the grain into thin strips.

  4. In grill pan or skillet, sauté onion, pepper and jalapenos until almost brown and soft. Add tomatoes and cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Pour sauce over veggies, and add sliced steak. Reduce heat to low, then stir.

  5. To prepare your fajitas, warm up flour tortillas and fill with fajita mix. Top with cheese, shredded lettuce, sour cream and salsa.
Nutrition Facts
Beef Fajitas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 606 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 1448mg60%
Potassium 563mg16%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 1433IU29%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
Calcium 273mg27%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.