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STEAK FAJITAS RECIPE

Delicious Homemade Fajitas Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound flank steak, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Flour tortillas
  • Toppings (optional): shredded cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Steak:
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the sliced steak to the skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes per side, until browned and cooked to your desired doneness. Set aside.
  1. Cook the Vegetables:
  • In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil, sliced bell peppers, and onions.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are softened and slightly charred.
  1. Season and Combine:
  • Add minced garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper to the skillet with vegetables. Stir to combine and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  1. Combine with Steak:
  • Return the cooked steak to the skillet with the vegetables and stir to combine. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the steak is heated through.
  1. Warm Tortillas:
  • Heat the flour tortillas in the microwave or in a separate skillet until warm.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the steak and vegetable mixture on warm tortillas.
  • Top with shredded cheese, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, or any desired toppings.
  1. Enjoy your delicious homemade fajitas!

Tips:

  • For extra flavor, marinate the steak in lime juice, soy sauce, and your favorite spices for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • If you prefer softer vegetables, cover the skillet while cooking to steam them slightly before adding the spices.
  • Customize your fajitas with additional toppings like diced tomatoes, cilantro, or sliced jalapeños for added flavor and freshness.
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FAQs:

Q: Can I use chicken instead of steak for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can substitute chicken breast or thighs for the steak. Adjust the cooking time accordingly until the chicken is cooked through.

Q: Can I make this recipe vegetarian?
A: Absolutely! Simply omit the steak and add more vegetables such as mushrooms, zucchini, or corn to make delicious vegetarian fajitas.

Q: How do I store leftover fajitas?
A: Store leftover fajitas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or skillet until warmed through before serving.

Q: Can I freeze fajitas for later?
A: Yes, you can freeze fajitas for up to 2 months. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, then place in a freezer-safe bag or container. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.