This easy homemade fajitas recipe is an easy $5 dinner recipe! It makes a tasty meal your family will love and is a great way to use leftover chicken, roast or steak. You can find this recipe in our Dining On A Dime Cookbook on page 184.
Easy Homemade Fajitas Recipe
1 1/2 lbs. round steak, beef chuck or chicken
1/2 cup lime juice
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
6 flour tortillas, warmed (p.97)
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro
1 large tomato, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
Cut meat crosswise into 1/2 inch thick strips. Pound each piece to 1/4 inch thickness.
Combine lime juice, jalapeños and garlic.
Place meat in a plastic bag. Add the lime juice mixture, turning to coat the meat. Close the bag securely. Marinate in the refrigerator 4-6 hours, turning occasionally.
Combine the tomato, onion and cilantro for salsa. Cover tightly and refrigerate.
Remove the meat from the marinade. Discard marinade. Pat the meat dry with paper towels. Heat oil in a large skillet on high.
Cook the meat pieces, 2 at a time, in hot oil for 2-3 minutes, turning once. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve the meat slices in warm tortillas with salsa. Top with Cheddar or Mexican cheese if desired. Serves 6.
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