How to Make Authentic Beef Fajitas

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Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 lb. flank or sirloin steak, sliced into thin strips

  • 1 red onion, sliced

  • 1 green bell pepper

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • 1 yellow bell pepper

  • 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

  • 1 tsp. chili powder

  • 1 tsp. ground cumin

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1/8 tsp. ground pepper

  • 1 small can diced green chiles

  • 1/8 cup of cilantro, chopped

  • 12 flour tortillas

  • Sour cream

  • Guacamole

  • Cheddar cheese -- shredded

  • Salsa

Beef fajitas are a versatile treat that can be made in many different ways. Authentic versions typically wrap the beef, peppers and vegetables in a flour tortilla.


Step 1

Slice the peppers into strips. In a large skillet, saute the peppers and red onion in 1 tbsp. oil until they are crisp and tender. Remove the vegetables and set them aside.

Step 2

In the same skillet, saute the steak, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper in remaining oil for 2 to 4 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness. Return the vegetables to the pan, and add the chiles and cilantro.

Step 3

Heat the flour tortillas in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds. Place them in aluminum foil to keep them warm.


Step 4

Spread guacamole on a tortilla, top it with the steak and vegetable mixture, and then some of the salsa, cheddar cheese and a little sour cream. Roll up the tortilla to enclose the filling.