This Classic Fajitas recipe with juicy grilled steak and veggies is easy enough for a weeknight dinner but perfect for a simple dinner party as well!
Does your family enjoy grilling? I loved grilled food! I am the one that wanted to buy a grill and I do most of the grilling in our family. I’ve learned so much over the past couple of years about how to grill.
One of the things I really like about using the grill is that it doesn’t heat up my kitchen! The hot weather returned to Minnesota and last week we had some friends over for a beef fajita dinner. It was the perfect opportunity to use the grill. The fajitas turned out fabulous and we had such a nice time together.
How To Make Classic Fajitas
Step One: Ingredients
Here are the ingredients I purchased from our small local grocery store: two steaks (flank or skirt) green pepper, red pepper, two onions, two limes, an avocado, cilantro, sour cream, black beans, guacamole mix, fajita mix, shredded cheese, and flour tortillas.
Step Two: Marinate Steaks
I marinated the steaks in the fajita mix, oil, and lime juice. I placed it all in a gallon sized baggie and put it in the fridge until I was ready to grill.
Step Three: Marinate Veggies
I wanted the veggies to be seasoned so after slicing them, I placed the veggies in a gallon sized baggie and added Italian dressing. Then, I put the veggies in the fridge to marinate.
Step Four: Grilling
To make things easier, gather the items you are planning to grill in a plastic tub. Bring the tub and grilling tools out to the grill. Don’t forget a tray or a tray to put the cooked meat on!
Remove the steaks and veggies from the plastic baggies and place on the grill over medium heat. Throw away the marinade.
Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature of the meat to make sure that it was done. It showed 130°F so I continued to cook it a little longer.
Step Five: Slicing
After the steaks finished cooking, I brought them in the house and cut them into slices.
Step Six: Toppings
Put all of the toppings into bowls so that everyone can easily assemble their fajitas.
Serve with tortilla chips, guacamole, and salsa.
Although the food was delicious and reminded us of eating at a restaurant, but the best part of the evening was catching up with each other! After we finished with the dinner clean up, we all went to help some friends of ours move into their new home. I packed up our leftovers in a cooler and brought them to share!
Classic Fajitas Recipe FAQs
1. How long does it take to grill fajitas? It takes about 12-17 minutes to grill 1 1/2 pounds of flank or skirt steak over medium heat on a gas grill.
2. How to cook fajitas on the stovetop? Marinate the steak as directed. When ready to cook heat a cast iron skillet over high heat. Add one tablespoon of oil. Add the steak and fry for about 3 minutes on each side. Remove the steak. Add more oil to the pan along with the veggies. Cook and fry, turning often, until tender, about 5-6 minutes.
3. How to cook fajitas in the oven? Marinate the steak as directed. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 425˚F. Put the steak in the center of a rimmed baking sheet. Arrange the veggies around it. Bake at 425˚F for 12-15 minutes. Then, brown under the broiler on high for two minutes.
Classic Fajitas Recipe
- 2 bell peppers (any color)
- 2 onions
- 1/4 cup zesty Italian salad dressing
- Mix together the fajita seasoning, olive oil, and lime juice. Put the steak in a gallon-sized ziptop bag. Add the marinade. Seal and place in the fridge to marinate for 6 hours or overnight.
- Slice the bell peppers and onions into wedges. Place in a gallon-sized ziptop bag. Add the zesty Italian salad dressing. Seal and place in the fridge to marinate for 6 hours or overnight.
- Remove the steaks and veggies from the plastic baggies and place on the grill over medium heat. Throw away the marinade. Grill for 12-17 minutes or until the steak reaches an internal temperature of 160˚F.
- Cut the steak into slices. Serve with flour tortillas, grilled veggies, and other toppings.