Beef Fajitas

Beef Fajitas

Marinated and grilled strips of beef wrapped in warm tortillas.

A very tasty Mexican-American dish that is assembled at the table: always a kid pleaser.

4 servings
Marinade 8 h
Preparation 10 min

Cooking 20 min

440 calories per serving 


400 g beef, inside round, or French steak    
3 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed   1 1/2 lime
3 cloves garlic, for the marinade    
2 tsp ground cumin, for the marinade   5 g
2 onions, finely chopped   400 g
2 cloves garlic, minced    
1 yellow or red sweet peppers, cut into 1,5 cm strips   200 g
2 tbsp canola oil   30 mL
8 corn tortillas, about 21 cm diameter   360 g
1/4 cup sour cream [optional]   65 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

The steak must be marinated overnight. It can be cooked using either a broiler in the oven or an outdoor grill.

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.



  1. In a shallow dish, whisk together the lime juice, minced or pressed garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add the steak, turning to coat well. Cover and chill in a refrigerator overnight.

Cook the vegetables

  1. Prepare the vegetables. Chop the onion, mince the garlic, and cut the pepper into 1,5 cm strips. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and pepper, then sauté with stirring, 8-10 min until the peppers are softened. Add salt and pepper. Set aside.

Broil or outdoor grill

  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Drain the steak and pat dry, then put it on the rack of a broiler pan under a preheated broiler 7-10 cm from the heat for about 4-5 min on each side (the exact time depends on steak's thickness and on how you prefer it done). Alternatively, on an outdoor grill, put the steak on lightly oiled grill rack and grill, turning once, 6 to 10 min total for medium-rare.
  3. Transfer to a cutting board, then let the meat stand for a few minutes in order to reabsorb the meat juices. Slice thinly across the grain and on the diagonal. Arrange the slices on a serving platter with the vegetables.

Heat the tortillas in a microwave oven

  1. Stack the tortillas (up to 6 at a time), place in a microwave-safe plastic bag so they don't dry out, and heat in a microwave oven using high power 30 sec-1 min, or until they are heated through and pliable.

Assemble the fajitas

  1. Put a few slices of steak on each tortilla, add some of the sautéed vegetables, and sour cream (optional). Roll up the tortilla to enclose the filling.

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Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (290g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




13 g

19 %

Saturated 2 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

10 %


45 mg


65 mg

3 %


55 g

18 %


7 g

26 %


5 g


28 g

Vitamin A

8 %

Vitamin C

90 %


20 %


30 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 1 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Low :
Source of :
Copper, Omega-3, Omega-6, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin K
Good source of :
Calcium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beef | Main courses/Entrées | Halal | High Calcium | High Fibre | High Iron | Low Sodium | Source of Omega-3 | Barbecue/Broil/Grill | Marinate | Mexican

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