Weeknight Beef Fajitas Made Easy!

If you are anything like me, you are tired of the same thing over and over for dinner every week. I am constantly looking for something different and exciting that everyone will love. I may have just found the newest hit for this house! I made these delicious Weeknight Beef Fajitas the other night, everyone loved them. Even the youngest teen had a second helping which just doesn’t happen very often. There was just enough left over for a fantastic Round 2 Recipe .. you can see that at the end of this post!

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When the local grocery store runs BOGO beef roasts, I can’t help but stock up on them. I get tired of cooking them the same way every time though. In the past, we have made Cola Pot Roast (which is still one of my all-time favorites!), Teriyaki Beef Skewers or Mongolian Beef. This time, I decided to add a little spice and a lot of love (for the hubby who just LOVES Mexican food) and make a batch of Beef Fajitas that are delicious, yet simple to make on a busy weeknight.

Busy Weeknight Beef Fajitas Recipe! An easy dinner recipe for the perfect something different in the middle of the week. | DailyDIYLife.com

Here is what you will need:

Ingredients: 

  • 3 – 4 pound beef roast sliced thin (I used london broil)
  • 3 bell peppers sliced thin (try using a variety of colors. This gives the dish great flavor and it looks beautiful too)
  • 1 medium red onion sliced thin
  • small flour tortillas
  • 2 – 4 Tablespoons of olive oil for frying

Marinade:

  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste

Toppings (optional)

  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Queso Fresco
  • Salsa
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Directions: 

In a medium bowl whisk together the olive oil. Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, cumin chili powder, red pepper flakes, garlic, salt and pepper until combined.

Pour half of your marinade over the thin beef strips and the other half over your fresh peppers and onions mixture.

Cover and refrigerate for atleast 30 minutes. The longer you marinate the stronger the flavors will be.

Preheat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy skillet on medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, add in your veggies. Cook until soft and translucent. 6 – 8 minutes.

Remove the veggies from the pan and set aside.

Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. Once the pan is back up to temperature, add your marinated beef strips. Cook just until browned on all sides. Stirring often. Don’t overcook the meat or it will be tough.

If you are not a fan of pink in the center, cook a bit longer than just brown on all sides.

The meat will brown up very quickly if your pan is hot enough. You want that quick sizzle sound as soon as your meat hits the pan. This will also help to lock in all the yummy juices.

Serve your Weeknight Beef Fajitas in warm flour tortillas, topped with your favorite toppings.

Note … If you have never tried Queso Fresco before, DO IT NOW!! This was the first time I had tried it, I was a little leery since I had never eaten it before and didn’t know what to expect. But I always see it on the Food shows and in commercials so I figured what the heck … Perfect creamy, and delicious! You must put it on your fajitas from this point forward!

Recipe inspired by the incredibly talented Pioneer Woman! Thank you for your wonderful recipe ideas.


Busy Weeknight Beef Fajitas Recipe! An easy dinner recipe for the perfect something different in the middle of the week. | DailyDIYLife.com

Just look at all the vibrant colors when you use the different types of bell peppers! This photo is my favorite of favorites!

Busy Weeknight Beef Fajitas Recipe! An easy dinner recipe for the perfect something different in the middle of the week. | DailyDIYLife.com

Slice your beef roast thin, and across the grain so your meat is not tough when it is cooked.

Busy Weeknight Beef Fajitas Recipe! An easy dinner recipe for the perfect something different in the middle of the week. | DailyDIYLife.com

Amazon has so many cool kitchen gadgets made just for fajitas …. well, tacos but they will work for your fajitas too. Check out this handy little taco stand! Keeps them perfectly upright and you don’t loose all the goodies!!

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Busy Weeknight Beef Fajitas Recipe! An easy dinner recipe for the perfect something different in the middle of the week.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Ingredients
  • 3-4 pound beef roast - sliced thin
  • 3 bell peppers - green, red, yellow - sliced thin
  • 1 medium red onion - sliced thin
  • small flour tortillas
  • 2 - 4 Tablespoons olive oil for frying
  • - Marinade:
  • ½ Cup Olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • - Toppings (optional)
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Queso Fresco
  • Salsa
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl whisk together the olive oil. Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, cumin chili powder, red pepper flakes, garlic, salt and pepper until combined.
  2. Pour half of your marinade over the thin beef strips and the other half over your fresh peppers and onions mixture.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for atleast 30 minutes. The longer you marinate the stronger the flavors will be.
  4. Preheat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a heavy skillet on medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, add in your veggies. Cook until soft and translucent. 6 - 8 minutes.
  5. Remove the veggies from the pan and set aside.
  6. Add 2 Tablespoons of olive oil to the pan. Once the pan is back up to temperature, add in your marinated beef strips. Cook just until browned on all sides. Stirring often. Don't over cook the meat or it will be tough.
  7. If you are not a fan of pink in the center, cook a bit longer than just brown on all sides.
  8. The meat will brown up very quickly if your pan is hot enough. You want that quick sizzle sound as soon as your meat hits the pan. This will also help to lock in all the yummy juices.
  9. Serve your Weeknight Beef Fajitas in warm flour tortillas, topped with your favorite toppings.


Round 2 Recipe idea! 

If you happen to have left over Beef Fajitas, warm the meat and veggies in the microwave or on the stove top just until heated through. Place on top of a bed of crisp green lettuce. Top with yourfavorite Fajita toppings. I had to add it all on top, and I must say it was just as good on top of a salad as it was in the middle of a warm tortilla! This would be a great option for Low Carb eating as well.

Busy Weeknight Beef Fajitas Recipe! An easy dinner recipe for the perfect something different in the middle of the week. | DailyDIYLife.com

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