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Skillet Beef Fajitas

Skillet Beef Fajitas

Ever wanted to swap out one type of meat for another in one of your favorite recipes?

I love the skillet chicken fajitas my sister and I came up with over the summer. Recently, I wanted skillet chicken fajitas, only to discover I didn’t have any chicken. So I tried the recipe with some eye of round steak I had on hand. It turned out great!

Since I had to change the meat out, take a listen to “I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plan” sung by Julie London.

Skillet Beef Fajitas


  • 1 red pepper
  • 1-2 onions
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 pound uncooked eye of round steak, thinly sliced
  • 5 tortillas
  • Refried beans
  • Salsa
  • 6-8 ounces cheddar or pepper jack cheese, grated


  1. Slice red pepper lengthwise about one-eighth-inch wide.
  2. Slice onion into slightly thicker slices than the red pepper then cut rounds in half.
  3. In medium frying pan, put 1 tablespoon olive oil. Heat over medium heat. Add red pepper and onion slices. Sauté for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat but keep red peppers and onions warm in frying pan.
  4. Combine cumin, chili powder, kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic in a large bowl.
  5. Toss thinly sliced steak with the spice mixture to coat.
  6. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in large frying pan over medium high heat. Add steak.
  7. Stir to coat with hot oil. Cook until done, between 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. In medium frying pan over medium heat, fry with no oil, tortillas 30 seconds on each side.
  10. Serve red peppers and onions from the hot frying pans.
  11. Put refried beans in a microwave safe bowl, cover, and heat on low power for 2-3 minutes. Serve in the fajitas or on the side with salsa.
  12. Set out grated cheese when serving.

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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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