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Flank Steak Fajitas

This year I am planting a few bell pepper plants in my garden. I’m hoping that makes for abundant opportunities for fajitas this summer. Fajitas are one of my favorite tasty, but uncomplicated dinners. I usually make chicken fajitas because I always have chicken on had, but over this past weekend I decided to change things up a bit and make them with flank steak. Fajitas are also great for group social occasions because you can lay all the ingredients out on the counter and allow guests to pick and choose what they like for their plates.

I only had time to let the steak marinade for an hour and a half since I didn’t get started soon enough, but there was still a lot of flavor to the meat. I like to poke the meat all over on both sides with a fork. I think it tenderizes it a bit more and helps the marinade really soak in.


Fajita Fillings

  • flank steak, sliced thin
  • sauteed onions
  • sauteed bell pepper in a variety of colors
  • guacamole
  • cilantro
  • cheese
  • sour cream
  • warm tortillas

Fill warm tortillas with your choice of ingredients.

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Flank Steak Fajita Marinade

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This marinade is the perfect way to have steak fajitas.


  • juice 2 limes
  • juice 1 orange
  • 2 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 c chopped cilantro


  1. Combine all ingredients into a food processor until smooth. Pour into a gallon-sized resealable bag with flank steak and let marinate for up to 24 hours.

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Jerri - Simply Sweet Home

Friday 1st of May 2009

Looks yummy. My husband loves fajitas!

Snow White

Friday 1st of May 2009

those look so tasty and with a fun marinade :)


Thursday 30th of April 2009

That marinade looks wonderful! Fajitas sound so good right now.


Thursday 16th of April 2009

Ohhhh My, now I want fajitas, I know what Im getting the ingredients for next shopping trip hehe, YUM, Carm


Sunday 12th of April 2009

We love fajitas at our house - and there are so many recipes to play with. I recently saw a recipe similar to yours with the juices. I didn't marinade for more than 2 hours and it still had tons of flavor. I will be giving you recipe a try this week.