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5 from 4 votes

Skillet Beef Fajitas

Beef fajitas stir-fried in a cast iron skillet with peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Judy Purcell

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil , or olive oil
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion , sliced, pole to pole
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 pound tri-tip , skirt steak, or flap steak, cut across the grain into 1/2 in x 2 in strips
  • 8 ounces mushrooms , cleaned and quartered
  • 1 orange bell pepper (or a mix of yellow, orange, green), seeded & sliced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe , or ready-made Mesquite Fajita Seasoning (see notes)
  • 12 (6-inch) Corn or flour tortillas, or butter lettuce leaves (Paleo)

Garnishes:

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and beginning to brown at the edges, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the steak to the skillet and cook until browned, but still rare, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir-in the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes, or until mushroom wilt and release moisture. Add the bell pepper and sprinkle the lime over everything. Allow to simmer uncovered for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Peppers should be only tender, not soft. Sprinkle evenly with 1 tablespoon of Fajita Mix Seasoning and a couple tablespoons of water; stir well to coat with the seasoning and cook another minute. Taste and add more seasoning, as desired. If pan seems too dry add a little more water.
  • Warm flour tortillas in the microwave for 1-2 minutes in a tortilla warmer to soften or in a dry skillet over medium-high heat for 30 seconds each side.
  • Warm corn tortillas in a dry skillet over medium-high heat for 30 seconds on each side to soften. Fill the warmed tortillas and garnish with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.

Notes

Time Saver: The beef can be prepped and frozen in advance. The remaining ingredients can be prepped up to three days in advance.
Variations:
  • Use ready-made Mesquite Fajita Mix by Savoring Today
  • Stir in 1 cup of cherry tomatoes with the peppers for a pop of color.
 
Nutrition Info does not include garnishes.

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 29.9mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2.2mg