Chili Lime Steak Fajitas Recipe

Chili Lime Steak Fajitas Recipe

How To Make Chili Lime Steak Fajitas

Juicy beef slices marinated in lime and various herbs and spices with fresh peppers and avocados are wrapped in tortilla in this recipe for steak fajitas.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Marinate Time: 30 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



For Marinade:

  • 2tbspolive oil
  • cuplime juice,freshly squeezed
  • 2tbspcilantro,fresh chopped
  • 2cloves garlic,crushed
  • 1tspbrown sugar
  • ¾tspred chilli flakes,adjust to spice preference
  • ½tspground cumin
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1lbsteak,rump, skirt or flank steak

For Fajitas:

  • 3bell peppers,different colours: red, yellow and green, deseeded and sliced
  • 1onion,sliced
  • 1avocado,sliced
  • flour tortillas,optional
  • Lettuce leaves,for low carb option
  • Extra cilantro leaves,to garnish
  • Sour cream,optional to serve


  1. Whisk marinade ingredients together to combine. Pour out half of the marinade into a shallow dish to marinate the steak for 30 minutes, if time allows. Alternatively, refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

  2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to cooking.


  1. Heat about 1 teaspoon of oil in a grill pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and grill steak on each side until desired doneness. This will take about 4 minutes each side for medium-rare, depending on thickness. Set aside and allow to rest for 5 minutes.


  1. Heat barbecue (or grill) on high heat. Remove steak from the marinade. Grill for 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until desired doneness is reached. Transfer to a plate and allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes.


  1. Wipe pan or grill plates over with paper towel; drizzle (or brush) with 1 teaspoon of oil and fry peppers (capsicums) and onion strips. Add half of the reserved marinade, salt and pepper; continue cooking until done.

  2. To serve steak, slice against the grain into thin strips. Pack into warmed tortillas, extra cilantro leaves, sour cream, sliced avocado (or your desired fillings), and drizzle over the remaining reserved untouched marinade.


  • Calories: 452.47kcal
  • Fat: 32.54g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.64g
  • Trans Fat: 1.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.21g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.07g
  • Fiber: 6.16g
  • Sugar: 6.61g
  • Protein: 25.33g
  • Cholesterol: 70.31mg
  • Sodium: 632.90mg
  • Calcium: 57.05mg
  • Potassium: 810.85mg
  • Iron: 3.01mg
  • Vitamin A: 176.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 129.29mg
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