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Mexican-Style Fajitas Recipe

Mexican-Style Fajitas

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"This is a favorite dish of mine that I picked up from my grandmother in Mexico. It is very tasty if done right. Serve with either corn or flour tortillas."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    2 hrs 35 mins


  1. Stir together the beer, lime juice, onion, and bell pepper in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Pound the skirt steaks to 1/4 inch thick, and mix into the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove the skirt steak from the marinade. Discard the remaining marinade. Mix the onion powder, lemon pepper, garlic powder, and garlic salt together in a small bowl. Sprinkle the steaks with the spice mix on all sides.
  3. Cook the steaks until they are firm, hot in the center, and well done, about 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 155 degrees F (65 degrees C).
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 03, 2009

If you live in an area where Hispanic grocery stores and meat markets are available, just tell the butcher to run it through the machine. It's a pain to pound it, and it never is tender enough. I marinate it in lime juice, with 5 or 6 cloves of crushed garlic, adobo, vinegar, salt, and olive oil for at least 3 hours. Then, you MUST grill it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2013

The marinade made the meat nice and tender. This didn't seem to have the flavor we look for in fajitas, though.

Aug 16, 2012

Very good! Mild enough that my daughter could eat it, but absolutely perfect for the grown-ups with some sriracha added!

Oct 28, 2009

A really yummy marinade. Will use this one again.

Dec 07, 2009

Still working on my grilling skills, so the meat wasn't as tender as I would have liked. Also, not sure what beer to use since I am no beer connoisseur (even though I spent many years in the Navy... go figure!) Overall it was pretty good, but between the recipe and my lesser than average skills, could have been better.

May 05, 2015

I was hopeful. Used a really nice beer to marinate the meat in. We really enjoy more spice! It was a great base, but we found we wanted sour cream, guacamole, and taco sauce. I also thought it was weird that the veggies were in with raw meat, but the recipe doesn't instruct to cook them! I did!

Jun 10, 2012

Great flavor on the skirt steak!! We only marinated the meat in beer and fresh lime juice and then seasoned it before putting it on the grill. It turned out so tasty! Cooking the vegetables separately, we realized we will need to season them as well, but overall, this was a fabulous way to make fajitas!!

Feb 13, 2009

Really Great recipie needed some spice though. But still very enjoyable to make and to eat. Koodos


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  • Calories
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 15 g
  • 30%
  • Sodium
  • 601 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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