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

Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe

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.

Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe

You don’t grab a plate of food (Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe), 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.

The other night we were doing this when the doorbell rang.

But first–I’ve only hosted one large dinner party in our new home, as we’re still making friends and settling in, 9 months later. Moving to a new town has been interesting, especially this winter, with the crazy amount of snow in the Pacific Northwest, record snow.

Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe

Snow that won’t stop. (This morning, as it’s still coming down!)

Snow that brought our neighbor to our door, standing there with her winter coat zipped up to her chin, with the hood tied tight around her face, so you could only see her eyes and glasses. Standing next to her, a darling bouncy-happy labradoodle. “Can I borrow your snow shovel?” she asked.

It’s almost April. Who needs a snow shovel in April?

But because of that knock on the door, we met not only a new neighbor, but a new friend.

A friend who invited our entire family over one night for food and wine.

I’m sure she felt brave, inviting all of us to dinner. But we’re so glad she did.

Unexpected hospitality, another step toward feeling warm and welcomed in our new town!

Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe

Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe

Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe

Love, love, love this steak. The best flavor!

Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe

And these fajita peppers and onions? Oh, my!

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Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe


  • Steak: 1/2 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
  • 3 pounds Beef Top Sirloin, tenderized
  • Fajita Vegetables:, onions, bell peppers
  • Olive oil
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 bell peppers
  • Mexican Spice Blend, or cumin and red chili pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • Guacamole or sour cream, optional
  • Fresh lime, garnish


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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, and fresh lime.
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Chili Lime Steak Fajita Tacos Recipe

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