Steak Fajitas with Sautéed Onions and Peppers

Skirt steak is the traditional cut used to make beef fajitas. Aside from being full of flavor, it's a relatively inexpensive cut of meat, perfect for large gatherings. Marinating the steak overnight only improves its flavor and tenderness.


10 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 27 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes
Other: 8 Hours


1/2 cup olive oil
12 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup lime juice
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 pounds skirt steak or flank steak
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 1/2
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 1/2
1 large orange bell pepper, cut lengthwise into 1/2
2 large onions, sliced and separated into rings
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
10 (10-inch) flour tortillas
Toppings: Roasted Tomato Salsa, guacamole, sour cream


Combine first 6 ingredients in a shallow dish. Add steak, turning to coat with marinade. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Heat 3 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell peppers, onions, and oregano. Cook 12 minutes or until tender, stirring often. Add remaining minced garlic, and cook 2 minutes, stirring often. Stir in cilantro. Keep warm.

Warm tortillas according to package directions.

Remove steak from marinade, discarding marinade. Grill steak, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 5 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Transfer steak to a cutting board, and let stand 10 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across the grain into thin strips. Serve with tortillas, onions and peppers, and desired toppings.

Christmas with Southern Living 2007,

Oxmoor House

June 2007
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