Classic Skillet Beef Fajitas

So easy to make, you’ll wonder why you wait to eat this steak classic at a restaurant, when you can just make it at home for dinner any day of the week. Made with beef, peppers, onions and served with warm tortillas and topping–a family favourite!

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins
Beef
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 ⅓ cup (75 mL) fresh lime juice
 ¼ cup (60 mL) pineapple juice
 ¼ cup (60 mL) fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (optional)
 2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
 1 tsp (5 mL) EACH salt, ground cumin and chili powder
 Hot pepper flakes (optional)
 1½ lb (750 g) Beef Flank Steak
 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
Vegetables
 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
 1 EACH sweet red and green pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
 1 onion, thinly sliced
 Salt and pepper
 12 small flour tortillas, warmed
Topping Options
 Guacamole, Chopped lettuce, Chopped red onion, Chopped tomato, Sour cream, Shredded cheese
1

1. Beef: Combine garlic, lime juice, pineapple juice, cilantro (if using), Worcestershire sauce, salt, cumin, chili powder and a pinch of hot pepper flakes, or to taste (if using), in a large sealable freezer bag.

2. Pierce steak all over with a fork; add to marinade in bag, turning to coat. Seal and refrigerator for at least 1 hour or for up to 12 hours.

3. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Pat steak dry with paper towel. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add steak and cook for 6 to 10 minutes, turning at least twice, until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of steak reads 145ºF (63ºF) for medium-rare (or 160°F/71°C for medium, or 170°F/77°C for well-done). Transfer to cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.

4. Vegetables: Meanwhile, add oil to the same skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add red and green peppers and onions and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until tender-crisp; season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Slice the steak across the grain into thin strips Add steak to pan and toss with veggies.

6. Serve steak and vegetables spooned into warmed tortillas with your choice of toppings.

Tip
2

Warm tortillas in the microwave, in a skillet or char on the grill or open gas stovetop flame until warm but still pliable.

Ingredients

Beef
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 ⅓ cup (75 mL) fresh lime juice
 ¼ cup (60 mL) pineapple juice
 ¼ cup (60 mL) fresh cilantro leaves, chopped (optional)
 2 tbsp (30 mL) Worcestershire sauce
 1 tsp (5 mL) EACH salt, ground cumin and chili powder
 Hot pepper flakes (optional)
 1½ lb (750 g) Beef Flank Steak
 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
Vegetables
 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
 1 EACH sweet red and green pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
 1 onion, thinly sliced
 Salt and pepper
 12 small flour tortillas, warmed
Topping Options
 Guacamole, Chopped lettuce, Chopped red onion, Chopped tomato, Sour cream, Shredded cheese

Directions

1

1. Beef: Combine garlic, lime juice, pineapple juice, cilantro (if using), Worcestershire sauce, salt, cumin, chili powder and a pinch of hot pepper flakes, or to taste (if using), in a large sealable freezer bag.

2. Pierce steak all over with a fork; add to marinade in bag, turning to coat. Seal and refrigerator for at least 1 hour or for up to 12 hours.

3. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Pat steak dry with paper towel. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add steak and cook for 6 to 10 minutes, turning at least twice, until a digital instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into centre of steak reads 145ºF (63ºF) for medium-rare (or 160°F/71°C for medium, or 170°F/77°C for well-done). Transfer to cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes.

4. Vegetables: Meanwhile, add oil to the same skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add red and green peppers and onions and cook, stirring often, for about 5 minutes or until tender-crisp; season with salt and pepper to taste.

5. Slice the steak across the grain into thin strips Add steak to pan and toss with veggies.

6. Serve steak and vegetables spooned into warmed tortillas with your choice of toppings.

Tip
2

Warm tortillas in the microwave, in a skillet or char on the grill or open gas stovetop flame until warm but still pliable.

Classic Skillet Beef Fajitas