Skillet Beef Fajitas

Skillet Beef Fajitas

Mexican Skillet Beef Fajitas are a quick and easy weeknight dinner idea! Perfect for when you are pressed for time but need dinner on the table.

I love the flavorful marinated beef that has wonderful citrus tanginess from the lime. The freshness of the pepper is cooked but still has a bit of crunch to them. All wrapped in a warm Homemade Tortilla! The Beef Fajitas can be served with fresh avocado, cilantro, and more lime juice for an amazing dinner.

How to make Cast Iron Skillet Beef Fajitas

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Thinly slice the round top or flank steak against the grain. The grain is the natural direction of the meat and you want to cut against it so that the meat is not chewy or tough. 

Add the sliced beef to a large mixing bowl and add all the seasonings. Juice of half a lime or lemon, salt and pepper, chili powder, ground cumin, ground paprika, cayenne, minced garlic, and 1 tbsp of ghee. Give the meat a mix and cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for 30 minutes – 1 hour to marinate. 

Heat a large cast-iron skillet with vegetable oil/ ghee medium heat. Add the meat and brown on both sides. Don’t crowd the pan!

Brown all the meat, it may take a few batches.

After all the meat is done, add the onions. Cook until they are soft and just starting to brown. 5 – 10 minutes. Once done, set aside.

Cook the peppers on medium heat until starting to brown, another 5 – 7 minutes. 

Then add the onions and meat back to the pan, and add ¼ cup of homemade chicken broth. Cook for 5 minutes, until most of the chicken broth, has evaporated. 

Serve in a warm tortilla or over rice! Enjoy!

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Skillet Beef Fajitas

  • Author: Tonya | The Midwest Kitchen Blog
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

I love the flavorful marinated beef that has wonderful citrus tanginess from the lime. The freshness of the pepper is cooked but still has a bit of crunch to them. All wrapped in a warm Homemade Tortilla! The Beef Fajitas can be served with fresh avocado, cilantro, and more lime juice for an amazing dinner.


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb beef round top or flank steak (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 lime or lemon (juice of half a lime or lemon)
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground paprika
  • 1 pinch cayenne
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil/ ghee (plus more for sauteeing)
  • 2 large bell peppers (sliced)
  • 1 half yellow onion (sliced)
  • 1 half red onion
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Chicken Broth

Instructions

  1. First – thinly slice your beef against the grain – against the natural direction of the beef. Then add the juice of half a lime, salt and pepper, chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, cayenne, minced garlic and ghee.
  2. Mix until all the meat is well coated in the spice blend. Allow the meat to marinate for 30 minutes – 1 hour for all the flavors to combine and come together.
  3. Heat a large cast-iron skillet with ghee and fry the meat in batches until brown on both sides.
  4. Remove meat from the pan, then add the onions. Cook until the onions are starting to turn brown and are very soft.
  5. Remove the onions from the pan, add all the peppers. Cook the peppers until they are starting to turn brown but still have some crunch to them.
  6. Return the onions, and the beef to the pan and add 1/4 cup of Homemade Chicken broth to the pan and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat until most of the chicken broth has been evaporated. Then you are ready to serve in a tortilla or over rice. Enjoy!

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