Tex Mex Fajitas

The unusual mid 70 degree weather that we had last week really got me in the mood for summer cookouts and grilling. These beef fajitas are perfect on a warm summer night paired with a Mexican beer…or when you are just wishing it was a warm summer night! 😉 My husband and I never get tired of mexican food, you can’t go wrong with all the delicious food. This easy and delicious recipe comes from Cooking Light and it only gets better the longer you let it marinate! Marinated flank steak tossed with grilled onions and bell peppers are like a fiesta in your mouth! So get that grill fired up and serve these delicious fajitas with guacamole and mexican rice. Olé!

Tex Mex Beef Fajitas

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  • 1/2  cup bottled chipotle salsa
  • 2  tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices red onion (about 1 large)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, quartered and seeded
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, quartered and seeded
  • 1 (1-pound) flank steak, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 (7-inch) flour tortillas (fajita style)
  • 1/4 cup  bottled chipotle salsa
  • 2 tablespoons  minced fresh cilantro

  1. In a large resealable bag, combine salsa, lime juice, onion, garlic, bell peppers and flank steak. Seal and marinate in refrigerator at least 4 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. Prepare grill or broiler. Spray grill rack with cooking spray.
  3. Remove the steak and vegetables from bag and discard marinade. Place the steak and the vegetables on grill rack and cook 4-7 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Cut steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Cut peppers into thin strips. Cut onion slices in half.
  4. Divide steak, bell peppers, and onion evenly among tortillas and top each with 1 tablespoon chipotle salsa and 1 1/2 teaspoons cilantro.

Source: Cooking Light, August 2001

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15 Responses to Tex Mex Fajitas

  1. I’m jealous of your weather! We got snow here this week. 😦 When the weather gets better I’m putting this fajita recipe on my list of things to make, though. It looks so delicious!

  2. These look beautiful! Love all the veggies and bright colors in here. You’re making me want summer!

  3. briarrose says:

    What a great dinner item….I never get tired of Mexican either. The flavors are just so tempting.

  4. tex mex fajitas look soooooooooo good. you always take such great shots.

  5. Ellie says:

    oOOoooO what a nice and simple recipe!! 😀 flank steak sounds so yummy right now~ mmmm

  6. Lucie says:

    Just got back from Mexico and had a mole overdose–but I wouldn’t think twice before having these. They just scream warm weather!

  7. Jenny says:

    Those fajitas look delicious! It’s been a long time since I’ve had one 😀

  8. Love this recipe, so fragrant and full of flavour!

  9. This a winner for dinner thanks so much!!

  10. There’s nothing better than Mexican food when you want relaxed, outdoor summery food that you pick up with your hands and get all over your face! This sounds perfect!

  11. Awwwwwhhhhh! I must have those right now!!!!!


  12. We’re HUGE mexican food people, too! This look awesome! Horchata? Yes please. I’ve actually been dying to make that for my blog, but I watched a video and it’s a little intimidating to be honest.

  13. Sara says:

    Fajita night is one of my favorite things about the summer – looks delicious, as always 🙂

  14. Michelle says:

    Yum, this looks so tasty! Perfect for a warm summer night.

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