Fajitas de Carne 🐂 Beef Fajitas

Fajitas de Carne can be served with a variety of toppings, some favorites include guacamole, sour cream, beans and rice, pico de gallo, lettuce, and shredded cheese.

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Fajitas de Carne Beef Fajitas
Fajitas de Carne Beef Fajitas
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Fajitas de Carne are Beef Fajitas made with sliced skirt steak, bell peppers, onions, and a mix of spices. Everything is grilled on a hot skillet and served on a warm tortilla and topped with guacamole and salsa.

Variations of Fajitas

Popular alternatives to skirt steak include flank steak, sirloin steak, hanger steak, chicken, shrimp, and occasionally even pork. Originally the dish was made of just grilled steak on a warm tortilla but as time goes by vegetables like bell peppers, onions and jalapenos have been included.

History of Fajitas

This Tex-Mex recipe first appeared in September 1969 at a concession stand at a rural Diez y Seis celebration in Kyle, Texas. During that same year, Otilia Garza introduced fajitas at the Round-Up Restaurant in Pharr, Texas. Garza is credited with adding the signature sizzling plate presentation of fajitas.


The City of Kyle, Texas

Kyle is a city in Hays County, Texas, United States. Its population grew from 28,016 in 2010 to 45,697 in 2020, making Kyle one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas.

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Tourism in Kyle, Texas

Kyle is 21 miles southwest of downtown Austin and 58 miles northeast of San Antonio. The Kyle Pie in the Sky Hot Air Balloon Festival has been an annual event in Kyle on Labor Day weekend since 2017 and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the state and outside of Texas.

The Cuisine of Kyle, Texas

The cuisine has been influenced by a wide range of cultures, including Southern, German, Czech, British, African American, Creole/Cajun, Mexican, New Mexican, Native American, Asian, Jewish, and Italian food.


How to Make This Fajitas de Carne Recipe

After you marinate the steak and vegetables you will saute the vegetables first in a skillet then the meat. When the meat is thoroughly cooked add the vegetables back in and serve on a warm tortilla.

Equipment

  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Cast Iron Skillet

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lbs skirt steak sliced into ½-inch strips
  • ⅔ red pepper deseeded and sliced into thin strips
  • ⅔ green pepper deseeded and sliced into thin strips
  • ⅔ yellow pepper deseeded and sliced into thin strips
  • red onion peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 6 tortillas warmed

How to Cook Beef Fajitas

Time needed: 12 hours and 30 minutes

Fajitas de Carne Cooking Directions

  1. Mix the Marinade

    Add the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and garlic to a jar with a screw top or tight fitting lid. Shake until well combined.

  2. Slice the Beef

    Slice the beef, peppers, and onion into strips.

  3. Bag the Meat and Vegetables

    Place the steak into a sealable bag. Place the peppers and onion into a separate sealable bag.

  4. Marinade the Meat and Vegetables

    Pour ⅓ of the marinade over steak, ⅓ of marinade over vegetables and reserve the remaining marinade in the jar for using when cooking the steak fajitas. Seal the bags tightly and refrigerate for one hour to overnight.

  5. Cook the Meat and Vegetables

    Add steak strips to the same skillet. When the steak is cooked throughout (about 7-10 minutes), add vegetables back to the skillet along with the reserved marinade.

  6. Serve the Fajitas

    Serve with warm tortillas and desired optional garnishes.

These delicious beef fajitas are juicy, tender, flavorful, and even better than anything you will find in a restaurant.


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Fajitas de Carne Beef Fajitas

Fajitas de Carne 🐂 Beef Fajitas

Recipe Author : Mike Gonzalez
Steak fajitas are made from marinated beef with plenty of colorful peppers and onions, all grilled to tender and flavorful perfection. A restaurant-style meal that you can easily make at home!

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinating Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 6
Calories 448 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Cutting Board
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Cast Iron Skillet

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lbs skirt steak sliced into ½-inch strips
  • red pepper deseeded and sliced into thin strips
  • green pepper deseeded and sliced into thin strips
  • yellow pepper deseeded and sliced into thin strips
  • 1 red onion peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 6 tortillas warmed

Instructions
 

  • Add the olive oil, lime juice, chili powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, black pepper, and garlic to a jar with a screw top or tight fitting lid. Shake until well combined.
    3 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lime juice, ½ tsp chili powder, 1 tsp ground cumin, ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp black pepper, 2 cloves garlic
  • Slice the beef, peppers, and onion into strips.
    2 lbs skirt steak, ⅔ red pepper, ⅔ green pepper, ⅔ yellow pepper, 1 red onion
  • Place the steak into a sealable bag. Place the peppers and onion into a separate sealable bag.
  • Pour ⅓ of the marinade over steak, ⅓ of marinade over vegetables and reserve the remaining marinade in the jar for using when cooking the steak fajitas. Seal the bags tightly and refrigerate for one hour to overnight.
  • When ready to cook, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Pour the vegetables into the skillet and cook until just tender crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the skillet to a plate and set aside for later use.
  • Add steak strips to the same skillet. When the steak is cooked throughout (about 7-10 minutes), add vegetables back to the skillet along with the reserved marinade.
  • Serve with warm tortillas and desired optional garnishes.
    6 tortillas

Nutrition

Serving: 1fajitaCalories: 448kcalCarbohydrates: 19.8gProtein: 42.5gFat: 23.2gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 324mgPotassium: 619mgFiber: 2.7gSugar: 3.2gCalcium: 51mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Beef, Fajitas
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