Fajitas

Total Time:
8 hr 31 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
8 hr
Cook:
11 min

Yield:
6 servings (12 fajitas)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Marinade:
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 pounds skirt or flank steak, trimmed of fat
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • Guacamole, recipe follows
  • Salsa Fresca, recipe follows
  • 12 flour tortillas, warm
Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together marinade ingredients. Place steak in a shallow container, and pour marinade over it. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight to tenderize meat.

Drain the marinade from the meat. Grill the steak in a ridged grill pan over medium-high heat for 4 minutes each side. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let stand.

In the same pan with the steak juices, add the bell peppers and onions. Saute the mixture for 3 minutes until the vegetables are limp. Thinly slice the steak against the grain on a diagonal.

Spread some guacamole on a tortilla, top with a few slices of steak, peppers and onions and salsa fresca. Roll up the tortilla to enclose the filling.

May also serve with sour cream and shredded cheese.


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    This recipe was easy and authentic tasting I use sirloin for fajitas and cook a little longer.
    Solid recipe. My wife probably would rate this 5 but I think that the meat could have had more flavor and the veggies don't get a lot of seasoning on them during the process. If you want the meat cooked to medium well you probably need to adjust the heating time above 4 minutes a side or finish off in the oven.
    Simple, easy and oh, so delicious! It's great to have a recipe that calls for so few ingredients and yet has a booming flavor! Be sure to cut the meat on the bias to keep it tender.
    Easy to fix. I only let my flank steak marinate for 2 hours and it tasted wonderful. It's winter, so I broiled it for 6-7 minutes on each side since I couldn't get to a grill. Used pre-made fresh salsa instead of the recipe to make it easier.
    I let my skirt steak marinate for 15 hours and it was still tough to eat. I suggest trying a better quality side of steak. I followed the recipe as well, and I was not impressed. Honestly, the veggies were very flavorful but the meat was not.
    Not only did this recipe turn out great, it was super easy. I only had half a day to marinate (we were actually "camping" in a trailer at the time) and the flavor was still great. I didn't want to waste the marinade, so I poured much of it in with the sauteed veggies, and it added a nice dimension. If I had known before how easy this was, I'd have made them long ago! I'm going to use this recipe from now on. Thanks a ton.
    I have tried and tried to make fajitas at home only to be disappointed, but this one is just like the mouth watering restaurant ones. I loved it. My hubby loved it. Two days later we loved it again.
    This is the 4th time I've made the recipe with my boyfriend and its amazing! Marinated it, grilled it, and cut it on the bias! Delish!
    This was a very easy recipe, but the meat was too tough. I let my meat marinade for twenty four hours and was disappointed with the results. Everything else was fine. I'll probably try the recipe again, only I'll use chicken, shrimp or pork instead. The veggies were wondrerful.
    Everyone in my picky family from 2 years old on up really enjoyed this dish. Meat was tender and flavorful and veggies tasted great! Wouldn't change a thing!
    Did a trial run on this recipe and it didn't fail to deliver! I followed the recipe exactly, well maybe I threw in an extra chipotle pepper or two (I likes it spicey!)Very flavorful used on both beef and chicken. I will make this for my daughter's house-warming party as I am sure it will be nothing less than a stellar success. And, absolutely yes, I do plan to take full credit for it! Sorry Tyler!
    I made the marinade exactly like the recipe and the fajitas just tasted like oranges. Overly citrus taste to the meat. I would have preferred more spices (pepper, etc) to taste more like restaurant fajitas. I used London Broil for the meat since that is what I had, marinated it for 6 hours, and the meat was very tender, but the marinade taste was not good.
     

     
    I also made the guacamole and salsa recipe. The guacamole was very good, but the salsa was too garlicky. The garlic ruined the salsa - I would suggest one clove instead of 3. It ended up tasting okay with the fajitas, but as a stand alone salsa with chips, the garlic would be too overpowering. I did not add the oil to the salsa either because that just seemed too weird.
    The flavors were fabulous. However, the flank steak was tough. I usually eat filet because I love that melt in your mouth beef. Perhaps I should have marinated the meat longer than 1 & 1/2 hours. I will use a better quality meat next time.
    I used the recipe for the marinade. We used skirt steak, chicken and shrimp. They marinated overnight. ohhhh! It was AWESOME!! The shrimp were by far the best!
    I have been trying Fajita recipes for years. This is the best one yet. I always get compliments on this recipe everytime I make it. We entertain a lot and this is a sure winner each and everytime.
    these really had great flavor! I'm gonna try with chicken next time. I got cheese dip and salsa from my local mexican restaurant and felt like a beach whale when I finished. My stomach was in heaven, thanks Tyler!
    I made these for a large group - I did chicken and steak, everyone loved them. The fresh oranges and limes really deliver lots of flavor. I also made the Guacamole recipe and that was very different than my usual gauc, but also tasty and a nice change. If you don't love lime, you may want to cut back on them in the gauc recipe, it is very zesty.
    I love the marinade for this recipe. It makes the steak perfect tasting. No need for any sauce.
    Absolutely fantastic! I highly reccomend this..
    WOW! The steak marinade for these fajitas was amazing. Not too spicy, but full of flavor! I wouldn't change a thing...I can't wait to make again.
    Not as flavorfull as I would have liked.
    easy and lots of flavor
    It is SSSSOOOO yummy. Because I was in a hurry, I pre-sliced the meat and only marinated it for like 20 minutes (I did the marinade before everything else). Then I cooked the meat in the marinade and dumped out most of it before cooking the veggies.
    Quick, easy and best marinade for fajitas ever!!
    I made the fajitas with both chicken and steak. It was easy and had great flavor. The guacamole from the same episode was also amazing!
    This is a great recipe. We used chicken instead of beef and it was so juicy and flavorful. We can't stop eating it.
    My husband is Mexican, and we both LOVED this recipe. It was so GOOD!!!!!! This is a recipe that I will make again for sure. Super good! Perfect!
    family liked them I would make them again
    I have used this marinade for catering purposes and like to add a Tablespoon of honey or piloncillo shavings for a little twist ALWAYS GETTING RAVE REVIEWS! My aunt's (by marriage) family owns a world famous mexican food restaurant in Fort Worth, TX and this meat done right puts it to shame. I like to marinate it for a couple of days and save the marinade to mop the meat as it cooks. PERFECT!
    if you want to try fajitas this is the one. same for the sangria and the guac.
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