Steak Fajitas Marinade

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I love fajitas because when done right, they are so flavorful! The trick is really having a delicious marinade! As it turns out you don’t really need a giant list of complex ingredients, which is awesome! Here’s how I make my marinade for steak fajitas!

What is best steak for fajitas?

The best steak is flank steak or skirt steak. This is because both these cuts of steak are good at soaking up the marinade, which is super awesome for this recipe.

Another thing is that they are also easy to slice thinly and against the grain which makes them more tender, and helps it cook faster.

Word of warning – I was very distracted when I was cutting my steak – and I did not follow my own advice and cut them ALONG the grain. It still came out tender, but just letting you know what’s the best way!

What goes with steak fajitas?

Steak fajitas usually cooked with peppers and onions and so technically you already got your filling of meat and veggies and don’t require any sides, but the more food the merrier!

Some dishes that go great with steak fajitas include:

How to keep it Low Carb?

This recipe is 6g per serving (including the onions and bell peppers). To keep it low carb, normal tortillas won’t work, however, if you can find some keto tortillas, or make some keto tortillas, then that’s two options.

Another option is to serve with cauliflower rice! It’s super tasty and similar to my Southwest Chicken bowl.

You can also try using a lettuce wrap! You can use any type of lettuce but I recommend Boston bib lettuce and romaine hearts.

What to marinate steak in for fajitas?

The very basics are these following ingredients. For specific measurements, I explain in the ingredients section.

  • Olive oil
  • Minced garlic
  • Lime Juice
  • Chili Powder
  • Ground Cumin
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How do you make steak fajitas?

Ingredients

  • Marinade
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • Salt and pepper as desired
  • 1 pounds flank steak, sliced in to 1/2 to 1 inch length
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers (green, yellow or red), deseeded and sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced

Instructions

Steak Fajitas Marinade

In a large bowl or ziplock bag, add flank steak, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well together and then set aside for at least 30 minutes. The longer you marinade this the tastier it will be.

Cooking the Steak Fajitas

Heat a cast iron or large skillet over medium high heat. Add bell peppers, onions, salt and pepper as desired, in to the skillet and cook until tender but not soft. The onions will be slightly translucent.

Remove from heat and set aside, and add steak to skillet. With a spatula or cooking utensil make sure to cook everything evenly on one side and then the other.

As soon as it browns on both sides, add the bell peppers and onions back in to the skillet and saute everything together.

Remove everything from heat and serve with tortillas, rice, or any other delicious sides you may want to serve it with!

Steak Fajitas Marinade

Steak Fajitas Marinade

Ingredients

Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper as desired

Everything else

  • 1 pounds flank steak, sliced in to 1/2 to 1 inch length
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bell peppers (green, yellow or red), deseeded and sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced

Instructions

Steak Fajitas Marinade

In a large bowl or ziplock bag, add flank steak, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Mix well together and then set aside for at least 30 minutes. The longer you marinade this the tastier it will be.

Cooking the Steak Fajitas

Heat a cast iron or large skillet over medium high heat. Add bell peppers, onions, salt and pepper as desired, in to the skillet and cook until tender but not soft. The onions will be slightly translucent.

Remove from heat and set aside, and add steak to skillet. With a spatula or cooking utensil make sure to cook everything evenly on one side and then the other.

As soon as it browns on both sides, add the bell peppers and onions back in to the skillet and sauté everything together.

Remove everything from heat and serve with tortillas, rice, or any other delicious sides you may want to serve it with!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 334Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 32g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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7 comments

  1. I so wish we had flank steak here! Or we do have it, but it’s extremely expensive. Kind of the opposite of what it’s supposed to be. 😉 But I’ll just use a different type. So excited to try this!

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