fajitas de carne

fajitas de carne | Authentic Beef Fajitas Recipe

Beef steak fajitas or Fajitas De Carne are super easy to make, and a perfect dish for a cookout with friends and family.

If you are craving Mexican food, you can try this flavorful and colorful recipe over the weekend. It is soft tortilla bread wrapped in flavorful steak and grilled onions.

Fajitas have always been my favorite as you can serve them in different ways. You can serve them restaurant-style with tortillas, guacamole, and salsa. Or you can serve it with a side of steamed rice, or beans.

I tried the recipe during a cookout with friends over the weekend and served it with plain tortillas. I spread the table with tortillas, grilled steak and veggies, and guacamole. Everyone could make their own fajita wraps as they wish.

With a simple salsa and a few dips, this recipe goes a long way. You just need a few cold beverages, maybe some french fried, and voila, you have the perfect cookout meal that is not only easy to make but something fun and different.


The cooking part of this recipe is only a few minutes, it’s the prepping that takes time. To prep the meat for grilling, you need to rub the spices and marinate the steak overnight for it to absorb all the flavors.

How to Make Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Mix for Fajitas

For this recipe, you are going to need Old Bay seasoning. The seasoning is a blend of various spices and herbs that you have to rub on the meat to make it flavorful.

However, you can make your own seasoning mix at home that tastes just Old Boy. Here’s what you are going to need:

  • 1 tbsp hot paprika
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground bay leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp celery seeds

Just mix these ingredients in a bowl, and transfer them into an air-tight jar. You can store the seasoning for over 6-7 months or more and use it whenever you are in the mood for Mexican beef fajitas.

What to Serve with Fajitas de Carne

Mexican cuisine has some of the most interesting and versatile flavors, and this recipe is no different. Here are some of the best side dishes that you can serve with fajita at dinner:

  • Mexican rice
  • Black beans
  • Mexican quinoa
  • Elote
  • Corn salad
  • Salsa Guacamole
  • Grilled avocados
  • Roasted potatoes or french fries
  • Potatoes and Chorizo
  • Grilled peppers

Fajitas de Carne Recipe

Follow this recipe to make authentic Mexican beef fajitas that are filled with flavor.


  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 green and red bell peppers, sliced
  • 12 tortillas
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning mix


  1. Remove excess fat from the flank steak and keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl, add lemon juice, lemon zest, jalapeno pepper, garlic, seasonings, and beef broth.
  3. Add the beef and marinate it for at least 8 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Grill the meat until it is cooked, and sprinkle more salt and pepper.
  5. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes to cool down. Once cool, cut it into thin stripes. Make sure to go against the grain.
  6. Now, grill onions, and bell peppers until cooked. You can use some of the sauce you marinated the beef with to enhance the flavor of the veggies.
  7. Heat the tortilla wraps in the microwave. Add meat, veggies, and a spoonful of cream. Serve hot.

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What cuts of beef can be used for fajitas?

Flank steak, skirt steak, and rump steak are the best kinds of beef for fajitas. Flank steak is a great option as it is not only low-cost but also does well with marinades.

How do I get my fajita meat tender?

In order to make fajita meat tender, it is important to marinate the meat for several hours before cooking. It will help break down tough muscles and make the meat tender.

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