Steak Fajitas

Anton Visser


There are so many ways to enjoy steak, and this is one of those that allows you get your hands dirty while putting a smile on your face.

I like making these in the summer, when I can use the grill to cook the steak instead of a skillet.

★★★★★ 4 votes
5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


1/2 tsp
coarse salt, or more to taste
1/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
ground cumin
1 Tbsp
canola oil
9 oz
new york strip, 1 inch thick
1 small
yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 small
yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
2 tsp
cored, seeded, minced fresh jalapenos
1 tsp
minced garlic
2 Tbsp
freshly squeezed lime juice
3 Tbsp
coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
warmed flour tortillas
1 small
ripe avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
sour cream
chopped tomato or jarred salsa
fresh cilantro sprigs

How to Make Steak Fajitas


  • 1Combine salt, pepper and cumin in a small bowl.
  • 2Rub the steak with the seasoning on both sides.
  • 3Heat the oil in a 10 inch heavy skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking.
  • 4Put the steak in the hot pan and sear for 3 minutes.
  • 5Turn the steak and cook for another 2 minutes
    (it will be very rare but will cook more later on).
  • 6Take the skillet off the heat, transfer the steak to a cutting board, and cover loosely with foil.
  • 7Return the skillet to medium heat. Add the pepper and onion slices and saute, stirring frequently, until soft, about 8 minutes.
  • 8Add the jalapeno and garlic and cook until soft and fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • 9Slide the skillet off the heat and stir in the lime juice, scraping up any browned bits from the pan.
  • 10Cover to keep warm.
  • 11Trim the fat from the side of the steak and cut the steak into thin (1/8 to ΒΌ inch) slices.
  • 12Add the slices to the skillet along with any accumulated juices. Toss until well blended.
  • 13Stir in the chopped cilantro and season with salt and pepper.
  • 14Serve immediately with warm flour tortillas, sliced avocado, sour cream, chopped tomatoes and cilantro sprigs.

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About Steak Fajitas

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy