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Beef Fajitas Recipe
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Beef Fajitas

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"Though a very popular meal in this country, few Americans know the origins of the word fajita. These easy-to-make dinners were originally made with skirt steak, a cut of meat that looks just like a belt, or a fajo. This beef version is the classic, but fajitas are also delicious made with chicken, seafood, or vegetables."

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Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. COMBINE salsa, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, cilantro, chili powder, garlic, cumin and salt in large bowl. Add beef; cover. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  2. HEAT remaining vegetable oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and onion; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes or until onions are slightly golden and peppers are tender. Add beef mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  3. SERVE in tortillas; top with sour cream.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 23, 2003

My husband and I loved these! I love spicy foods but my husband doesn't. This fajita recipe was the perfect compromise. I was able to make them non spicy for my husband and just added a little more spice for me.They were a real simple last minute idea for dinner!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 02, 2002

If you like a tomato flavor with your fajitas, then this is the recipe for you. Not the traditional "grilled" flavor you get in most restaurants.


13 Ratings

Jan 06, 2003

The flavor was good but that was about all. It was not possible to good the meat in the all the other items without making the onions and peppers soggy as they essentially boiled in all that liquid. A better idea would be to remove the meat from the marinade and cook it separate, then add it to the pepper/onion mixture. We will not be making this again, sad to say.

Jan 06, 2003

instead of using salsa, i used bout 4 oz. of taco sauce. and i also added in some red pepper. i believe it was absolutely perfect and my friends luved it. we ran out of meat b4 tortillas!!! try with some homemade guacamole - its the best. and try using skirt steak.

Aug 29, 2002

Good classic recipe for authentic Tex-Mex Beef Fajitas. I substituted skirt steak for the sirloin in the recipe and the result was great. The combination of the salsa and oil with spices makes for a good, low calorie version of the marinade. The kids in my family ate plenty of this - which is always a good sign!

Aug 29, 2002

My family did not care for this recipe at all. I would not use salsa for this recipe. It really tasted terrible. I am going to delete this recipe from my box.

Aug 29, 2002

This recipe was excellent! Everyone loved it and wanted more. Just the right spicyness! Definitely a regular at our house. I recommend trying chicken, linguica and or shrimp too! Will

Aug 29, 2002

Great flavor!


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  • Calories
  • 252 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 14.1 g
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 490 mg
  • 20%

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

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