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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love the marinade for this recipe. It makes the steak perfect tasting. No need for any sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely fantastic! I highly reccomend this.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not as flavorfull as I would have liked. item not reviewed by moderator and published
easy and lots of flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, easy and best marinade for fajitas ever!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. We used chicken instead of beef and it was so juicy and flavorful. We can't stop eating it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
family liked them I would make them again item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
if you want to try fajitas this is the one. same for the sangria and the guac. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tyler Florence's recipe for fajitas is the best. His accompanying guacamole is also a winner. Each was easy to prepare and even easier to gobble up. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You can never go wrong with this simple and easy dish. It's full of flavor and best of all good for you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this with shrimp instead of steak and let it marinade for several hours...wasn't as tasty as I hoped. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have found the PERFECT fajita recipe! Thanks Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW!!! I've tried several recipes from FN; however I felt this was well worth the review. My husband & I were absolutely in aww and couldn't believe how tender, seasoned, and delicious they were. I marinated the flank steak overnight (5pm until 6pm the following day). This will definely be a regular on our dinner menu. This recipe is pretty close to what we have back home in TEXAS, and can't wait to go back and have the rest of the family try it out. THANKS TYLER!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have tried this with several different meats, and the results are consistantly wonderful...as good as, if not better than any of the fajitas I have had in any restaurant...make up some pico de gallo, and some guac, light up the grill and go to town on this recipe, you won't regret it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this recipe to make fajitas for about 50 people. They were fantastic! The marinade also worked especially well on chicken, but don't marinade beyond about six hours for chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved the marinade best that i have tasted and easy to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We've entertained with these fajitas twice this summer already. Everyone, including kids, enjoys them and comes back for seconds. Must marinate for at least the 8 hours and cut against the grain! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great marinade for any type of steak as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used OJ instead of fresh squeezed but it was still amazing. I also let the flank steak marinade overnight. These were restaurant quality fajitas! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These fajitas were awesomeeeeeeeeeeeee! I used the advice of one of the reviews and used chicken instead of the flank steak and it was delicious! The chicken was so moist and tasty with the marinade. I made it with the salsa fresca and the guacamole! WHAT an amazing dinner :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were really good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Breaks down the mistery of fajitas, and it makes it so accessible. A bit time consuming, so don't try it if in a hurry, but worth the time! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were the best fajitas ever. I have found my fajita recipe for the rest of my life. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great marinade and recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
love it item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was good but not great. It might be better with shrimp or chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The marinade and salsa recipes were wonderful. You really have to marinade the meat for the full 8 hours though. I also tried it with shrimp and it worked perfectly. I don't have a grill pan, I used a cast iron skillet instead, that worked just fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to make. Fun to eat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The secret to skirt steak and flank steak is to be sure to slice it against the grain. These are the cuts of beef that are classically used for fajitas, and slicing against the grain (plus the marinade) breaks the tough muscle fibers. Then it's just great! I also want to add my enthusiastic vote for the orange marinade! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I invited guests never having made this recipe before--severed it and everyone enjoyed and came back for seconds. It was delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This marinade recipe for fajitas was really really good and easy. I love the orange with the lime. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone loved this recipie. Absolutely will make again, especially great for entertaining. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everything was perfect: the marinade, the salsa, the guacamole. YUM YUM item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best marinade I have ever used!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A perfect dish. We love this recipie and the salsa and guacamole recipies are a perfect compliment. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is our favorite fajita recipe. It's an easy make-ahead recipe for entertaining. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is sooooo good. It's got to be the orange. Really adds character. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These fajitas tasted great. you wouldnt think that orange would make good maranade but i have never had better beef fajitas...and the didnt come from a restaurant! i cooked for 8 and all of us loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best recipe I've found for fajitas - it's spicy, saucy and oh so good! I also use it for Chicken & seafood fajitas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This marinade is awsome, the best one I've tried so far. I used chicken breasts instead of the steak, and marinaded them overnight. It made the chicken very tender and flavorful. Everyone at our fajita party just raved about it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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The flavors combine to make delicious, tender beef fajitas. I marinated over night and even converted some friends that do not eat Mexican. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are absolutely, without a doubt, the best fajitas ever! And, very, very easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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