This Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe is a great for casual entertaining; set out the ingredients and let everyone build their own tacos!

2 chili lime fajita tacos

Friends, this easy Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe is a classic “taco night” dinner to make at home! 

Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe

We love fajitas and tacos for dinner on a regular basis. Sometimes we make them with chicken, steak or shrimp, and sometimes we serve them on an Easy Taco Dinner Recipe Board. This time we added Chili Lime Steak Fajitas to the menu!

It’s time to share the recipe, so let’s get started.

What are steak fajitas made of?

This steak recipe is made with fajitas, which is pronounced fah-hee-tas.  Fajitas are normally made with grilled strips of skirt steak, marinaded with Tex Mex spices. And then served with onions and bell peppers, and fresh tortillas, The toppings are typically guacamole, sour cream, and salsa.

fajita taco spread

Ingredients for the Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Marinade:

  • Olive oil
  • White vinegar
  • Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Orange + lime
  • Garlic + jalepeno
  • Beef Top Sirloin

fajita taco meat sliced

How to make the lime chili steak marinade

  1. Combine olive oil, vinegar, chili powder, chili paste, orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeno in large bowl.
  2. Tenderize steaks and add to marinade.
  3. Let steaks marinate for a couple hours or overnight.

This recipe is super easy to make and perfect for a quick throw-together meal! As I always say, set it out … they will come! :) Here’s another Mini Steak Tacos Spread you may love, too!

2 fajita tacos with guacamole

How to make the Fajita Vegetables

Fajita veggies are super easy! All you need are onions, a mix of bell peppers (we love to use all the colors–red, yellow, green, and orange), and olive oil.

Saute up and then add your favorite spices, like Mexican Spice Blend, or cumin and red chili pepper. Then a splash of lime!

fajita taco meat

How to cook Beef fajitas

Heat heavy frying pan on high heat. When very hot, sear steaks on both sides.

Allow steaks to cook 70% through before flipping (rare to medium rare), on each side. The amount of time depends on the thickness.

When steaks are done, slice into strips—against the grain of the meat–and set aside.

a fajita taco spread

What do you serve with fajita tacos?

Guacamole or sour cream.

Salsa or picco de gallo is optional!

You may want to make my Quick Mango Salsa Recipe! Or this Pineapple Mango Salsa.

Always fresh lime for the garnish!

Cilantro adds a nice touch, too.

2 tacos with fajita steak

When you set the table, do you put all the food in the center and let everyone dive in, or do you arrange it on the countertop, and let everyone help themselves.

We do both ways, but what I love is that there is no wrong or right way to serve up food! But there is a “right” way to eat together! And that is … you sit down together.

You don’t grab a plate of food, and go do your own thing. But you do pull up a chair and rub elbows and dive in together, and talk. I love the family table, and when our family is all together.

Happy March, Friends!

Love, love, love this steak. The best flavor! Oh, and if you love “chili and lime,” then try this Chili Lime Chicken Thighs Platter recipe!

Other beef taco recipes you’ll love:

Taco Shredded Beef Recipe

Flank Steak Tacos (watch the video)

Epic Walking Taco Board

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Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Beef Top Sirloin, tenderized (or Skirt steak)

Steak marinade:

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 juiced orange
  • 2 juiced limes
  • 1 handful finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. garlic
  • 1 minced jalepeno

Fajita Vegetables:

  • Olive oil
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 red onion
  • 2-3 bell peppers, red, green, orange, or green peppers
  • Mexican Spice Blend, or cumin and red chili pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice

For serving:

  • Guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cilantro
  • Fresh lime, garnish

Instructions

How to make the marinade:

  • Combine olive oil, vinegar, chili powder, chili paste, orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeno in large bowl. Tenderize steaks and add to marinade. Let steaks marinate for a couple hours or overnight.

How to cook the steak:

  • Heat heavy frying pan on high heat. When very hot, sear steaks on both sides. Allow steaks to cook 70% through before flipping (rare to medium rare), about 2-3 minutes on each side (depending on the thickness, might be more time).
  • When steaks are done, slice into strips—against the grain of the meat–and set aside.
  • Also optional to gill the meat.

How to prepare fajita vegetables:

  • Prepare fajita vegetables by slicing onions and peppers into strips. Heat 3 Tbsp. oil in a large sauce pan. When hot, stir fry the vegetables. Add more olive oil if necessary. Add Mexican seasoning and 1 Tbsp. of lime juice. Cook until onions are slightly translucent and tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Steam corn tortillas in microwave or oven, or fry them.
  • Serve steak and vegetables on steamed tortillas with cilantro, guacamole, salsa, and fresh lime.

Notes

This post has been updated from March 2017 with new text and photos and better instructions, but is the same great recipe!
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This post has been updated from March 2017 with new text and photos and better instructions, but is the same great recipe!

a chili lime fajita taco spread

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