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Monday's Leftovers: Flash Fajitas

Monday's Leftovers: Flash Fajitas

If you've got skirt steak left over in your fridge, transform them into a quick meal for a busy Monday night: fajitas. Not only are skirt steaks the cut of choice for fajitas because of their smoky, deep flavor, but they are also thin enough that they cook extremely quickly. To get this easy, breezy, in-a-jiffy meal onto your table,


Flash Fajitas

Flash Fajitas

Flash Fajitas


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1-pound skirt steak, cut into thirds
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 large bell pepper (any color), thinly sliced
1 12-count package corn or small flour tortillas
Sour cream, salsa, and guacamole for serving


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the steak with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Cook for 3 minutes. Turn and move to the sides of the skillet.
  3. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add the bell pepper, season with the remaining salt, and cook until the vegetables are softened and the steak is medium-rare, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  4. Transfer the onion and bell pepper to a bowl.
  5. Transfer the steak to a cutting board.
  6. Place the tortillas in a microwave and warm on high for 1 1/2 minutes.
  7. Slice the steak and serve with the onion, bell pepper, tortillas, sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.

Serves 4.

Nutrition per serving: Calories 520(35% from fat); Fat 20g (sat 5g); Cholesterol 65mg; Carbohydrate 52g; Sodium 886mg; Protein 32g; Fiber 4g; Sugar 4g

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oliveoyle625 oliveoyle625 7 years
Can I use New York Steak cut up into small pieces for this recipe? Not sure what skirt steak is.
Britney-Kayla Britney-Kayla 7 years
Those look gooooood!
roxyb roxyb 7 years
We're planning on having fajita's tonight!
luiyuming luiyuming 7 years
They look so easy to make!
mtiger mtiger 7 years
I love fajitas!
nancita nancita 7 years
How funny. I was just thinking last night, "I should make fajitas for dinner sometime" and wondering what all I'd need to buy. So...thanks!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
it's funny that you have a recipe for fajitas here cause my man and i were JUST talking about this dish. it's one of those things that it's really easy to make but if you get them in a restaurant then you end up smelling like them big time..and that's just not fun.
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