Fajitas de Carne (Steak Fajitas)

Fajitas de Carne

I had a craving for Mexican food the other day, which happens quite often :) I absolutely love Mexican cuisine and now my sister Catalina is living in Mexico. While talking to her last week on the phone, she told me just how wonderful true Mexican food is and of the delicious flavors. I was pretty much drooling the whole conversation.

After talking to her I decided to make one of my favorite Mexican dishes “Fajitas de Carne”, and I have to say, they were absolutely fantastic! Viva Mexico and their delicious food :)

Buen provecho amigos!



(Serves 4-6 people)

  • 2 pounds skirt steak, trimmed
  • 2 large red bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • 12 tortillas, warmed
  • Sour cream(optional)
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Marinade

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 scallion
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons water


  1. To make the marinade: Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Place the steak and marinade in a plastic bag. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, up to overnight.
  2. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat and warm 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Add the bell peppers, onion, salt and pepper, and cook until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Using a damp paper towel, wipe out the skillet. Keeping the heat on medium-high, warm 1 Tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Remove the steak from the marinade and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
  5. Place the steak in the skillet. Cook, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until done to your liking.
  6. eturn the peppers and onion to the skillet and stir together to warm through.
  7. To assemble the fajitas, place a warmed tortilla on a plate. Add a few slices of steak, some peppers, onion and sour cream, if using, and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve with rice, beans, guacamole and salsa on the side
  8. Repeat to assemble the remaining fajitas.
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  1. says

    i’ll admit that i usually opt for chicken fajitas, but there’s no denying the tastiness of this red meat version. clean, simple, and delicious!

  2. says

    I have never had cravings as I am at this momement. All of a sudden all I want to eat is Mexican…I am even doing my 60th birthday party at a Mexican restaurant and fajitas are on the menu. Your looks incredible, but your posts always do.

  3. says


    Fajitas are a favorite of mine (and my kids as well) and yours look amazing! I want one right this minute as a matter of fact! Mexican cuisine is wonderful, way more complex than is known.

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