Easy steak fajitas come together fast with simple, fresh ingredients, including onion, peppers, salsa, pre-grilled steaks, and smoky, savory seasonings.

Bring on all the easy skillet dinners that take only a few minutes to throw together! This one is so simple and everyone in my house loves it. Other easy options with a grilled steak are Cheese Steak Sandwiches and my favorite Steak Tostadas, both a great options. So throw a few extra steaks on the grill next time you are out cooking and make these the next day.

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Easy Steak Fajitas

If you have young kids, you know the beauty of meals they can put together themselves. The magic of easy steak fajitas is that you just prepare the options, and they get to build their own meals on their plates. One might LOVE salsa while another won’t think of touching sour cream and a third likes a big pile of it all. With this meal, they can customize it *just* to their liking, and that’s a mom win, if you ask me.

Plus, these fajitas are simply delish for adults, too! I like making the steak ahead of time, usually the night before on the grill. That way, you just slice it, heat it in a pan, and mix it with a few other ingredients to get rich, flavorful, and easy fajitas in nearly no time! Serve them over your favorite type of tortilla with some fresh chunky salsa, lime juice, and sour cream, and you’ll be in Tex-Mex heaven.

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What steak do you use for fajitas?

Skirt steaks are traditionally used to make fajitas, but it’s really up to your preference. If you like flank, it’s also a good option because it’s generally more tender, but not quite as flavorful. You can use any steak you like in this recipe — or, heck, even chicken or pork!

Do you cut fajita meat before cooking?

Fajita meat is often grilled before it’s cut into thin strips. I usually grill a steak the night before I want to make fajitas, and then it’s ready to slice and mix with my fajita spices and veggies when I want to prep, heat, and serve it.

How do you reheat fajitas?

The fajita meat-veggie mixture will store well in your fridge for a couple of days. Simply reheat it in a skillet over medium heat to get it hot and ready to go in your tortilla.

What goes good with steak fajitas?

A nice thing about fajitas is that it’s a pretty full meal in itself! You’ve got protein, vegetables, and carbs… What more could you ask for?! But of course, Tex-Mex always pairs well with chips and salsa, beans, Spanish rice, and lots of lime juice!

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Easy Steak Fajitas


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x

Description

Easy steak fajitas come together fast with simple, fresh ingredients, including onion, peppers, salsa, pre-grilled steaks, and smoky, savory seasonings.


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1-pound steak, grilled and sliced against the grain into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • For serving: 1 batch chunky fresh salsa, sour cream, lime wedges, tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the onion with the oil and salsa.
  2. After about 3 minutes, add the bell pepper, and cook until bell peppers are tender crisp and onions are soft. If the veggies start to stick the the pan before they are done, add a little more salsa.
  3. Add the cooked steak, and heat through.
  4. Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt, and water to the skillet, and stir to combine.
  5. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes, until the water evaporates. Adjust salt to taste.
  6. Serve over warm tortillas with fresh salsa, sour cream, and a squeeze of fresh lime.

Notes

  • I’ll often cook steaks the night before, cooked extra for this meal, and just slice the meat when I’m ready to make the fajitas. It cuts down on the prep time for this meal a lot.
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stove top, grill
  • Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex, Mexican

Keywords: fajita, mexican food, grilled steak

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Complete the meal with some of these sides:

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This recipe was originally published in 2010, and has been updated and rephotographed in August 2019.

These easy steak fajitas are packed with flavor and fresh ingredients that will transform any old evening into a vibrant and fun fiesta!

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  1. Rob and Marseille

    i found a recipe online that isn’t too bad…uses vinegar & soy sauce I think…it marinates for 30mins. we love faijitas too. I can’t wait for peppers to go back on sale! I bought some of that cheap steak too-I’ve been cooking it like a roast in an onion gravy mix packet (with the amount of water called for) and it is yummy! (or I have a recipe called swiss steak that uses tomatoes & onions that is yummy too.

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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