Spicy Steak Fajita

Spicy Steak Fajita

To prepare a delicious Spicy Steak Fajita, you’ll need a few key ingredients and follow these simple steps. This recipe typically serves 4 people. Here’s a basic guide to get you started:


For the steak marinade:

  • 1.5 lbs (680g) of flank steak or skirt steak (thinly sliced against the grain)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (adjust to your desired level of spiciness)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the fajitas:

  • 2 large bell peppers (sliced)
  • 1 large onion (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Tortillas (flour or corn)
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges.


  1. Prepare the marinade: In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lime juice, soy sauce, minced garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and black pepper. Mix everything well.
  2. Marinate the steak: Place the sliced steak into a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the steak, making sure it’s evenly coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (ideally 2-4 hours) to let the flavors infuse.
  3. Cook the steak and veggies: In a large skillet or a grill pan over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Once hot, add the marinated steak and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side until it reaches your preferred level of doneness. Remove the steak from the pan and set it aside.
  4. In the same pan, add another tablespoon of vegetable oil and sauté the sliced bell peppers and onions until they become tender and slightly charred.
  5. Warm the tortillas: Heat the tortillas on a dry skillet or in the microwave until they are warm and pliable.

  1. Assemble the fajitas: Lay out the warmed tortillas and add a generous portion of the cooked steak and sautéed vegetables to the center of each tortilla. Optionally, top with shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, chopped cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice.
  2. Fold and serve: Fold the tortillas over the filling, and your Spicy Steak Fajitas are ready to be served. Enjoy your delicious and flavorful meal!

Note: Feel free to adjust the level of spiciness according to your taste preferences. You can also customize the toppings and add any other ingredients you like, such as sliced avocado or pico de gallo.

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