If you love fajitas you may also love convenient recipes, and this sheet pan steak fajitas recipe is about as convenient as you can get. Made with homemade seasoning blends, jalapenos, zucchini, bell peppers, and more all nestled in flour tortillas with shredded cheese. This dinner is one you’ll want to add to your meal rotations.
We love easy dinners around here and when you’re feeding a family, the easier dinner is means the less time you have to spend around the stove cooking up enough for everybody. With these chili lime steak fajitas, you’ll have full bellies with minimal effort and that’s always a win-win in my books!
This recipe is easily adjustable to your own tastes by simply omitting, adding, or substituting seasonings and ingredients to what you enjoy. The recipe card below will have more information and tips in regards to this if you’d like some more ideas.
What you’ll need for this fajitas recipe:
For the fajitas seasoning blend you will need:
- Chili powder
- Ground cumin
- Salt and pepper
Other ingredients needed include:
- Canola or vegetable oil
- Red and yellow bell peppers
- Red onion
For serving, you may want:
- Small flour tortillas
- Shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or pepper jack)
- Shredded lettuce
- Sour cream
- Pic de Gallo
How to make sheet pan fajitas
- Rub your steak well with chili powder and cumin.
- In a skillet on medium to medium-high heat, add in 2 teaspoons of oil. Cook the steak until nicely seared on both sides and the inside is medium-rare to medium inside. This is about 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.
- Remove the steak from the pan and let rest for 3-5 minutes.
- In that same pan add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Then add in the jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, salt, bell peppers, onion, and zucchini.
- Cook on high until the veggies have a nice sear. This should take about 3-5 minutes. If your pan gets too dry, add in a couple of tablespoons of water throughout the cooking process.
- While the veggies are cooking, slice the steak against the grain.
- Toss your sliced steak with the veggies when they have finished cooking and keep everything in the pan to stay warm.
Common Questions and Answers
This is an important trick for getting a tender and delicious piece of meat that doesn’t require a ton of chewing. When you slice meat against the grain you are cutting the little muscle fibers that hold it together and cause the meat to be chewy. This means less work for your teeth and a lot more enjoyable to eat.
While this recipe is not made on a sheet pan it is all made in a pan on the stove making it a one-pan meal. You can however choose to cook the meat in the oven on a large sheet pan if all of your ingredients can fit. Simply grease the pan, season and thinly slice the meat, and slice the veggies. Lay everything on the pan and bake at 400 degrees F for about 10-15 minutes depending on the thickness of your sliced meat. Your veggies should be soft and your steak should be a minimum of 145 degrees F.
Steak Fajita Recipe
For the Fajitas
- 3 teaspoons canola oil or vegetable, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin ground
- 2 tablespoons jalapeno minced, see note
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 limes juiced
- 1 steak see note
- 1 red bell pepper sliced
- 1 yellow bell pepper sliced
- 1/2 cup red onion sliced
- 1/2 cup zucchini sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Flour tortillas small
- Cheese cheddar, Monterey jack, or pepper jack, shredded
- Lettuce shredded
- Sour cream
- Pico de Gallo
- Rub steak with chili powder and cumin.
- Add 2 teaspoons of the oil to a skillet on medium to medium-high heat (see note) and cook steak until nicely seared on the outside and medium rare to medium on the inside (about 145 degrees internal temperature).
- Remove from pan and let rest 3-5 minutes.
- In the same pan, add 1 teaspoon olive oil. To the oil, add the jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, salt, bell peppers, onion, and zucchini.
- Cook on high heat until the veggies have a nice sear. This should take about 3-5 minutes. If the pan gets too dry, add a couple tablespoons of water throughout the cooking process.
- While the veggies are cooking, slice the steak against the grain. Toss with veggies when they are finished and serve in the pan to keep everything warm.
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