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Best Beef Fajita Recipe
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We love this fajita recipe. We have them about once a week. I love how easy these are to make. The boys love how they can customize them to their liking.

What Meat to Use for Fajitas?

We are a family of five. My husband and I have three teenage boys. Needless to say, we don’t buy expensive meat.

We tend to be on a strict grocery budget. I buy some of the cheapest meat I can find. I’ve tried other cuts even more expensive ones.

However, my favorite cut of meat for making this fajita recipe is Milanesa. I tenderize it, and it never comes out chewy, like I’ve experienced with other meats.

You can also use a sizzle, skirt, rump, or flank steak. I’ve used sizzle steak too, it’s just a smidge more expensive than the Milanesa.

However, I tend to prefer the Milanesa over the sizzle steak, the texture is better.

I use frozen hamburgers in my Salisbury Steak Recipe. I might be a weirdo, but they are really good.

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Best Beef Fajita Recipe

Best Beef Fajita Recipe

Best Beef Fajita Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 50 minutes

Simple delicious fajitas. You can't go wrong with these, I believe it's impossible!


  • 3-4 green bell peppers (chopped roughly)
  • 1-2 large onions (large slices)
  • 1.5 lbs. Milanesa or sizzle steak
  • 1 tbsp salt (give or take)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 Tsp paprika
  • 1 Tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tsp Dale’s Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 10 or more tortillas
  • 2 cups cheddar or mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Lettuce (optional)
  • Tomatoes (optional)
  • Refried beans (optional)


  1. Place one slice of the Milanesa on a cutting board.
  2. Sprinkle it with salt
  3. Using the spikey side of a meat tenderizer, pound the meat.
  4. Then, turn the hammer over and use the flat side, to smooth it out.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 until you've gotten all of the meat tenderized.
  6. Next slice the meat into small strips.
  7. Mix the meat, chopped veggies, and the rest of the ingredients in a large marinating container.
  8. Allow to marinate at least 30 minutes up to 6 hours.
  9. Then, place the meat and veggies mix into a cast iron pan, and place it on medium to medium-high heat.
  10. Stir occasionally.
  11. Cook until meat is done, and everything is hot and bubbly.
  12. Wrap the tortillas in a flour sack, or something similar and microwave for 1 minute.
  13. Lastly, construct the fajitas using the tortillas, meat and cheese mixture, and top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and sour cream.
  14. Enjoy and serve!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 987Total Fat 46gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 200mgSodium 2665mgCarbohydrates 88gFiber 8gSugar 8gProtein 55g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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Additions To Add To This Fajita Recipe

Typically, fajitas are made with peppers, onions, and meat. When you go to a Mexican restaurant fajitas are usually served with a plate of rice, refried beans, guacamole, lettuce, tomato, and sour cream. Sometimes you might get some of that delicious white queso too. Mm, yum. All of these ingredients can be added to a fajita!

We don’t go all out but we add cheese, lettuce, tomates, and sometimes refried beans. We like to top them off with taco sauce and a little sour cream!

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6 thoughts on “Best Fajita Recipe | Best Beef Fajita Recipe”

  1. Oh Kristi, these were so amazing and so freakin easy! I’m so excited to add this to my menu planning! Thank for an amazing recipe!

  2. We had this for dinner, it was so amazing! Everyone loved these fajitas even my kids! They don’t like anything. I just had to come back to your blog and thank you!

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