Steak Fajitas Recipe: Whenever I find sirloin or flank steak on sale I buy it to make these delicious steak fajitas. You can also buy sirloin roast on sale and have your butcher cut it into strips for you.
To make this recipe more affordable we sometimes use Carne Picada, or shredded beef.
Delicious Steak Fajitas
A tasty recipe from The Peaceful Mom
- 1 lb sirloin or flank steak cut into strips
- steak marinade (see below)
- 1 large red onion (or two medium), cut into slices
- 2 medium green or red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and sliced lengthwise
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 flour tortillas (use corn to make this gluten free)
- avocado slices (optional)
- sour cream (optional)
- shredded cheese (optional)
- Make steak marinade by combining the juice of one lime, three tablespoons olive oil, 1 clove garlic minced, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro.
- Pour marinade over steak and marinate for 1 to 4 hours in the refrigerator.
- Heat skillet to medium high heat.
- Add 2 tablespoons oil and pepper slices to skillet and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add onions and cook until they are almost translucent.
- Move vegetables to the sides of pan and add steak strips.
- Turn heat to high and cook steak until browned and cooked to medium well doneness.
- Remove skillet from heat.
- Place steak and vegetable mixture on tortillas and top with desired garnish.
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Sharon Lonsdale says
I’m planning to make this recipe and we’re a family of 3. I think the trick to making meals stretch is to add side dishes to round out the meal. I would make some type of salad – cole slaw would work great, or any type of tossed salad which you can always beef up with nuts, dried fruits and cheese or egg, or a cucumber salad if in season (we have a garden, so we often eat whatever is growing), I might add beans as an extra topping for theses fajitas to add to the protein and make the meat go farther. My husband and daughter would probably eat 2 each of these and I would eat one, so doubling this recipe should adequately feed 6-8. I think we as Americans can slim down what we consume too! Other things to add to a meal like this could be sweet potatoes, or some time of winter squash. And then there’s always dessert or a piece of fruit, even better! For a long time we had been on a pretty tight budget and the grocery budget was $250/month. This month I think I doubled that, but sometimes It’s more like 3 or 400. In the early days of our marriage, we had no income for awhile and made our food budget $100/month. I don’t know how we did it (we were attending a church that had a food ministry and they would often offer things to us. God always takes care of us and there’s always plenty!
Great ideas Sharon! Thanks so much for taking the time to share. 🙂
I apologize ahead of time, but are you really telling me this recipe feeds all of your teens, you and your husband? Although it looks like a great recipe, I would need to triple it ( at least the meat) and double the vegies to feed my three adult teen growing boys and teen daughter. I just do not see how this recipe will feed all of them, which leads me to believe this isn’t very realistic with the 125.00 budget amount. Even if I purchased meat on sale I can’t see how tripling this recipe, which is what I would need to do, would get me within the budget amount.
I am just so frustrated with miracle moms who say they can stay within such a low amount and then put out a recipe that won’t really feed a family of six. Don’t get me wrong, I think the recipe looks great, but my growing teens would eat more than just one and a quarter wrap.
A very frustrated Mom who REALLY wants to lower her costs
Kimberlee Stokes says
Hi Jenent! First of all I am very sorry that you feel frustrated – that is not my intention at all. Secondly this is a base recipe using 1 pound of meat so it is easy to multiply. This week I am using a 2.38 pound package of thin sliced carne picada that was marked down to $7.63 at Walmart. It was purchased a couple of weeks ago and is in my freezer. I will use 3 green peppers and two red onions and I will serve tomato cucumber salad and possibly rice along with it. If anyone is still hungry they can eat a peanut butter sandwich.
A couple of things to think about: (1) As you begin to consistently make a specific menu plan each week and base it on what you already have on hand and what is on sale, you will begin to see your grocery bill drop; (2) it takes time so start with a small decrease in your budget and be excited about any improvement you can make. Also prices do vary greatly so you may not find the deals that I find. My point is not to say that everyone can or should feed their family for $125 a week, but that most people can decrease their budgets with a few changes. You can read more of my tips here: https://thepeacefulmom.com/save-money-on-groceries/. Let me know if you have questions. I would be happy to help. 🙂
We have 5 children so I get your frustration. Two oldest don;t live at home anymore however I still laugh at recipes that say feed 4 & we need to triple. My kids eat & are all thin.
Yep. All my men would love that one! (me too!) 🙂
Melinda, my mouth is watering now just thinking about it. 🙂