Fajitas de Carne (Steak Fajitas)

by Erica Dinho on June 23, 2010

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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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ruth June 23, 2010 at 3:29 PM

Sounds incredible!! So getting cravings right now!!!


2 Junia June 23, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Being mexican I love this recipe.. I love trying the Colombian recipes you post… thanks!


3 Belinda @zomppa June 23, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Mmmmmmmm I can see why you crave these!


4 Empar June 23, 2010 at 6:35 PM

Que buena presencia que tienen esas fajitas!! Dan ganas de llevarselas.
Un beso.


5 Faith June 23, 2010 at 7:42 PM

This is one of my hubby’s favorite thing to order out! I’ll have to surprise him and make these. ;)


6 Jessica June 24, 2010 at 12:38 AM

Oh yum! These look great!


7 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 24, 2010 at 1:06 AM

I crave Mexican food quite often, which is strange because I never really had any until my late teens/early 20s, LOL. Those fajitas looks AMAZING!



8 grace June 24, 2010 at 5:23 AM

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!


9 Joanne June 24, 2010 at 8:09 AM

I am constantly craving Mexican food so I totally understand this yen for fajitas. They look delicious!


10 Erica June 24, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Thank you so much guys!


11 Baking is my Zen June 24, 2010 at 9:34 AM

Oh, that skirt steak looks wonderful!



12 norma June 24, 2010 at 10:10 AM

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.


13 robin @ppp June 24, 2010 at 11:19 AM

These look great! I crave Mexican food all the time.


14 Barbara June 24, 2010 at 12:35 PM

This looks really delicious, Erica! The colors and that marinade! Yum. Not too much heat, either, which I prefer.


15 Oysterculture June 24, 2010 at 1:34 PM

I love fajitas and I find myself having to make any recipe I come across as soon as possible, if only I could make these tonight.


16 Ivy June 24, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Even if I am not a big fan of beef I’d love one right now.


17 tasteofbeirut June 25, 2010 at 5:24 AM


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.


18 Chris June 25, 2010 at 7:26 PM

Love fajitas and these look heavenly, Erica.


19 Erica June 25, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Thank you, Thank you and Thank you for your support!


20 Francijoe June 26, 2010 at 4:38 PM

I’m making this today for my Colombian husband for Father’s Day…Its looking good so far.


21 Sandra G. June 26, 2010 at 7:46 PM

I’m definitely making this one, sounds delicious for a Sunday lunch!


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