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Chipotle Steak Fajitas

  • Author: Lisa
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 1x


Quick and easy Fajitas with Spanish rice is a delicious no-fail family-friendly dinner.


Units Scale

For The Steak:

  • 2 1/4 pounds flank steak
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder (If you don't like the heat, use 1/2 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • For the Peppers and Onions:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 red or yellow bell peppers or a combo, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • 2 yellow onions, peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper


  • 12 8-inch flour tortillas
  • Guacamole recipe here or store-bought guacamole
  • Your favorite salsa
  • A small container of sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 6 ounces of shredded Monterey jack or cheddar cheese
  • Lime wedges, optional


  1. Make The Guacamole If making homemade guacamole, here's my favorite recipe for guac
  2. Cook The Peppers and Onions: Heat the oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the peppers and onions for 10 minutes or so, tossing occasionally, until softened and browned in spots. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of black pepper.
  3. Rub and Grill the Steak Mix the spices in a small bowl. Sprinkle spices evenly over the steak, patting them to make sure they adhere. Set aside until ready to grill. Preheat the grill to medium-high. Cook the steak for 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes, and slice thinly, across the grain.
  4. Make The Rice: Cook the rice in a skillet or the microwave per the package instructions and transfer to a serving bowl.
  5. Heat The Tortillas: Stack the tortillas on a microwave-safe plate, with a square of paper towel between each tortilla. Just before dinner, heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  6. To Serve: Put everything out in the middle of the table or on the counter: The tortillas, sliced steak, peppers and onions, Spanish rice, small bowls with cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and lime wedges (if using). Everyone can grab a tortilla, add fillings, roll up and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex