30-Minute Steak Fajitas: A Savory Delight for Any Occasion

Are you looking for a mouthwatering and satisfying meal that can be prepared in under 30 minutes? Look no further than steak fajitas! Not only are they delicious, but they can also be easily incorporated into your meal prep routine. Whether you’re seeking a quick dinner or planning meals for the entire week, this recipe has got you covered.

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What Kind of Steak is Best for Fajitas?

If you’ve followed our recipes before, you may know that we don’t often include steak. However, for this fajita recipe, it just made sense. While a New York strip steak works perfectly, flank steak is also a great option. Additionally, some grocery stores offer pre-sliced steak pieces labeled as stir fry steak, which can save you some preparation time.

It’s important to take extra care when cooking the steak to avoid overcooking. This protein requires more attention on the stove, but the effort pays off with tender and flavorful results. To make cooking and tasting easier, I prefer slicing the steak before cooking it, allowing me to monitor each strip individually. If you have a cast-iron skillet, this recipe is the perfect opportunity to put it to use!

Not a Fan of Steak?

Don’t worry, there are plenty of alternatives to enjoy the flavors of fajitas without using steak. You can try shredded chicken breast, grilled chicken breast, or even shrimp as tasty substitutes. If you opt for chicken breast, marinating it in the same lime and taco seasoning combo will elevate its flavor. You can bake the chicken breast at 375°F for 20 minutes before shredding it or cutting it into strips. For shrimp, follow the same cooking process as the steak, but reduce the cooking time to 2-3 minutes per side.

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If you prefer a plant-based option, tempeh or mushrooms can be used as satisfying alternatives. The possibilities are endless!

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The Perfect Steak Fajitas Seasoning

While a packet of taco seasoning is a convenient choice for this recipe, you can make your own blend with the following ingredients:

  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp onion or garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt

If you prefer a homemade touch, this seasoning mix will add incredible flavor to your fajitas.

What Veggies to Include in Your Steak Fajitas

Saucy and slightly spicy bell peppers steal the show in this easy dish. You can use any color of bell peppers, or even a combination for a vibrant presentation. However, if bell peppers aren’t your thing, there are other vegetables you can experiment with. Consider sliced cabbage, zucchini, carrots, red onion, or mushrooms for a delightful twist. Simply choose 2-3 veggies from the list, and you’re good to go!

Feel free to customize the recipe to your preferences and omit any ingredients you’re not fond of, such as yellow onions. You have the power to create a fajita masterpiece!

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Choosing the Perfect Tortillas

In my fajita meal prep, I love using flour tortillas. They provide a satisfying texture without feeling heavy. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, here are some alternative options:

  • Corn tortillas
  • Gluten-free tortillas (if needed)
  • Pita bread (for a heartier meal)
  • Regular wraps of your choice

It’s important to store the tortillas separately from the steak and veggie mixture to prevent them from becoming soggy.

If you prefer a fajita bowl instead of the traditional tortilla wrap, you can replace the tortillas with rice. It’s an equally delicious and convenient option that may be easier to eat for some.

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Tips for Adding More Volume or Doubling the Recipe

If you want to increase the volume of this recipe, start by adding another bell pepper. It’s a simple yet effective way to enhance the portion size. For a heartier meal, consider using three tortillas instead of two.

To double the recipe, simply double the ingredients. Just be mindful of cooking the steak in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.

Storing and Reheating Your Steak Fajitas

These steak fajitas can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Unfortunately, they are not suitable for freezing. To reheat the fajitas (steak and peppers), you can use either a microwave or stove. It’s recommended to store the tortillas separately and reheat them individually to maintain their texture.

Enjoy your delicious steak fajitas, and happy prepping!

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