Easy Delicious Healthy Beef Fajitas

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Hello, dear readers!

Today I would like to bring you a recipe that we love. We make this recipe when we are short on time but still want to make something cheap but delicious and healthy.

This delicious, healthy, and cheap beef fajita recipe is included in our recipe binder for dinners you can make for under $10. Creating a meal plan that you can make for under $10 helped our family save so much money on groceries, and we hope that by tagging along with us and following our recipes, we can help you save money, too. 

These fajitas do not have many ingredients to prepare, and you do not need to marinate the meat for a long time.

This recipe is the fried steak version because it’s fast, and it’s for people who do not have a grill. 

Can I make a homemade fajita seasoning?

Absolutely! It is super easy to make a homemade fajita seasoning. Making your own seasoning allows you to adjust the proportions and components according to your taste. Here is a fajita seasoning recipe that I love to use from www.spendwithpennies.com. You can check out the recipe here.

I use store-bought fajita seasoning in this recipe because it’s easy to use when you don’t have all the ingredients on hand; my favorite is the Chef Merito fajitas seasoning it tastes so good. You can use it in so many other dishes as well. I use it in everything. 😊

Should I grill or fry the steak?

You can definitely grill or fry the steak – it is totally up to you! Both methods work well.

I chose to fry in this recipe because frying does not require a long marinating time. This recipe is for when you are short on time, and you want something quick, but also delicious and healthy. And, if you do not have a grill, frying is a substitute to grilling.

Can I use other meat and vegetables for this recipe?

Yes, you totally can! You can use chicken, shrimp, pork, or whatever you want. You can also remove the protein altogether and go with just vegetables. It is totally up to you; this recipe is sooo versatile. 

You can use any of your favorite vegetables. But if you want to stick with the Mexican fajita flavor, it’s best to stick with varieties of bell peppers and chili peppers. I have used celery in fajitas, too – and it tastes incredibly delicious. 

Why do you need to use high heat when cooking fajitas?

It is essential to use high heat when cooking the meat. It will cook faster and won’t harden the steak. High heat will raise the meat’s flavor. 

You need to use high heat for the vegetables so they will remain crunchy and not become soggy.

What can I serve with beef fajitas?

You can serve the fajitas with warm tortillas or rice or salads. It depends on what you’re in the mood for.

Easy Delicious Beef Fajitas

Want something fast, delicious, affordable, and healthy for dinner? Try this easy delicious healthy fajitas recipe; it takes less than 25 minutes to make 😀

  • 1 lbs flank steak, skirt steak, beef sirloin, or carne asada
  • 1 large yellow onion (peeled and sliced into thin strips)
  • 2-3  bell peppers of different colors (sliced lengthwise into thin strips)
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/2 cup green onion (chopped into longer cuts)
  • 1 Tbsp Lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil (Devided)
  • 2 tsp Fajitas seasoning (Devided)
  • Tortillas
  • Black pepper to taste
  1. 1- Place meat on a cutting board. Season with 1 tsp of fajita seasoning (season to taste) and black pepper. Massage the seasoning into the meat.

    2- Place the meat in a large bowl and add a little bit of lime juice and olive oil (optional). Let marinate while you prepare the vegetables.

    3- Prepare the vegetables.

    4- Heat a large skillet over high heat. Do not add the olive oil yet. Add seasoned meat. Cook for about 1 minute then add 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Depending on the meat's thickness and how well you want your meat cooked, flip the steak in about 1 minute or more or when it's turning brown. As seen in my video recipe, I cooked my steak well done. But you can choose how you want your meat. Remove the meat from the skillet and place it on a different plate.

    5- Slice the steak very thinly about 1/2 inches. Let rest.

    3- In the same skillet, add onion and garlic over medium-high heat. Saute for about 1 minute. Add bell peppers, raise temperature to high—season with fajita seasoning, lemon juice, and black pepper. Saute for about 2 minutes.

    4- Mix in the cooked meat and mix well. Add green onions last, and cook for another one minute. Remove from heat, and voila, it's done!

It is essential to use high heat when cooking the meat. It will cook faster and won’t harden the steak. High heat will raise the meat’s flavor.
You need to use high heat for the vegetables so they will remain crunchy and not become soggy.

You can serve the fajitas with tortillas or rice or salads. For toppings, you can use cilantro, sour cream, guacamole, or any of your favorite toppings. 

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Linda

I don’t know why I’ve never made beef fajitas at home! I always just go for the chicken. But, I do love flank steak — so will have to give this a go! Looks so yummy!

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