This recipe is Steak Fajitas is a restaurant style recipe. It is really simple, it can be made in one pan and it just needs time to marinate. A good choice for a dinner following a busy day…

Restaurant Style Steak Fajitas

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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Southwestern
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 4 people
Tip : This is a 'do-ahead' kind of dinner, allow time for the steak to marinate and for the steak to 'dry' in the fridge. Don't forget to bring to room temperature before searing.


  • 1 outside cut skirt steak about 12 inches long


  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 medium Spanish onion thickly sliced


  • 2-3 tbsp sour cream
  • 2-3 tbsp salsa
  • 2 soft flour tortillas per person


Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.


    • Mix together 3 tbsp soy sauce, 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp cumin and 1 tbsp chili powder reserving a couple of tablespoons full in a small bowl.
    • Combine marinade ingredients with a 12 inch piece of outside piece of skirt steak in a resealable plastic bag. If you cannot get an outside cut, which is a bit better, an inside cut will work as well.
    • Place in refrigerator for an hour, but up to 3 hours. Remove steak from bag and place on a rack over a sheet pan and return to refrigerate, uncovered. The idea is to 'dry' the steak. Keep in the refrigerator for a couple of hours, or overnight if you are not in a hurry.
    • Remove the steak from the refrigerator an hour before you are ready to prepare.
    • Heat a large skillet over high heat for about 2-3 minutes. Add room temperature steak and sear for about 4-5 minutes, then turn and sear for another 4-5 minutes,
    • Remove steak to a cutting board and allow to rest while you are cooking the vegetables.


    • Seed and slice one half of each of red, green and/or yellow bell pepper, peel and slice one medium Spanish onion.
    • Add a tablespoon of oil to the pan used to sear the steak, heat should be high or medium high.
    • Add onions and bell peppers and toss to combine.
    • When vegetables are done, about 4-5 minutes, slice steak into 1/2" strips and place on top of veggies.
    • Place 4 tortillas between two paper towels and heat on high for 30 seconds in a microwave oven.
    • Return heat under the skillet to high and pour reserved marinade around the outside of the skillet, this will cause the skillet to steam and sizzle (like in a restaurant!).


    • Spoon a tablespoonful of sour cream in the center of each tortilla.
    • Add a portion of steak, peppers and onions, top with salsa.
    • Fold over and serve.

    Author Notes

    You can serve this as a salad or in tortillas. I have done it both ways.

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