How to Make Fajitas

Who doesn't love fajitas for dinner? Learn how to make fajitas, spice mix, and your own fajita marinade with these easy tips. You'll be a master of these easy Mexican favorites like chicken and steak fajitas.

Fajitas aren't limited to restaurant fare. You can make the Mexican recipe at home using any meat or veggie you like. Here's how to make fajitas.

Easy Fajitas

Customize this easy fajita recipe any way you want by using steak, beef, chicken, or turkey. Onions, tomatoes, and red and green sweet peppers make a classic filling for these Mexican fajitas.

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Season Meat

If using beef, partially freezing it ahead of time will make slicing easier. For steak fajitas, trim fat from meat and thinly slice steak across the grain into bite-size strips. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of fajita seasoning, then cover and chill for 30 minutes.

Cook Vegetables

Wrap tortillas tightly in foil and heat in a 350 degree F oven until heated through (about 10 minutes). Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet heat 1 tablespoon cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add sweet pepper, onion, and 1 teaspoon fajita seasoning. Cook and stir for about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove onion mixture from skillet.

Cook Meat and Tomatoes

Add 1 tablespoon oil and the meat to skillet. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until desired doneness for steak. If using chicken or turkey, cook until strips are no longer pink. Drain well. Return onion mixture to skillet and stir in chopped tomatoes. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until heated through. Remove skillet from heat and stir in lime juice.

Fill and Serve Fajitas

Fill warm tortillas with fajita meat and vegetables. If desired, top with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. Roll up tortillas and serve with lime wedges.

Homemade Fajita Spice Mix

To speed up the process, using packaged fajitas seasoning is a tasty option. But if you don't have fajita seasoning on hand, it's super easy to make your own. To make your fajita spice mix, just combine 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon oregano, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/8 teaspoon onion powder. Combine spices in a small bowl and mix well, then sprinkle over fajita meat.

Fajita Marinade

For a new twist on fajitas, try a fajita marinade! Combine 1/2 cup clear Italian salad dressing, 1/2 cup salsa, 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro, and 1/4 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce. Marinate pork or beef in this mixture in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.

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More Easy Fajita Recipes

If you love a new twist on Mexican fajitas, try out a few of our other favorite fajita recipes:

Fall Vegetable Fajitas

Zesty Fajita Bites

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

Portobello Fajitas

Margarita Fajitas with Lime Salsa


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