Mexican Beef Fajitas

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Recipe: #25610

February 09, 2017

"From Recipes + September '16."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (350.4 g)
  • Calories 812.2
  • Total Fat - 24.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 119.1 mg
  • Sodium - 648.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 87.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 28.6 g
  • Sugars - 3.7 g
  • Protein - 63.6 g
  • Calcium - 388.6 mg
  • Iron - 10.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 7.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine beef and half the seasoning in a bowl and spray with oil.

Step 2

Heat a frying pan over moderate heat and add beef, onion and capsicum and cook and stir for 4 minutes or until browned and then transfer to a heatproof bowl.

Step 3

Add beans and remaining seasoning to the pan and cook and stir for 3 minutes, mashing up beans with the back of the spoon, until heated.

Step 4

Return beef mixture to pan and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated and combined.

Step 5

Pace tortillas on a flat work bench and top with the beef mixture, cheese, sour cream and coriander and then fold tortillas to enclose filling and enjoy.


  • Cooking oil spray

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Choose a lean cut of beef for this recipe, such as rump or sirloin.
  • Look for low-fat cheddar cheese and sour cream to reduce the fat content of the dish.

  • Instead of beef rump, use lean ground turkey for a lighter option. The benefit of this substitution is that it reduces the fat content of the dish, making it a healthier option.
  • Instead of red kidney beans, use black beans for a more traditional Mexican flavor. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a more authentic flavor to the dish, while still providing the same nutritional benefits.

Chorizo and Avocado Fajitas Replace the beef with 400 grams of chorizo sausage and add 1 diced avocado to the filling. Omit the kidney beans and add 1/4 cup of salsa to the filling.

Mexican Rice: This dish is a great accompaniment to Mexican Beef Fajitas as it helps to balance out the flavors of the fajitas. Mexican Rice is a simple dish made with long-grain rice, onion, garlic, and tomato sauce. It's a great way to add a bit of extra flavor to the meal.

Black Beans: Black Beans are a great accompaniment to Mexican Rice and Mexican Beef Fajitas. They are a great source of protein and fiber, and they add a nice texture to the dish. Plus, they are a very flavorful and healthy side dish that pairs nicely with the Mexican flavors of the fajitas.


Q: How many tortillas are used for this recipe?

A: This recipe calls for 8 small light flour tortillas.

Q: What type of cheese is used in the recipe?

A: This recipe calls for 8 ounces of shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

1 Reviews


These fajitas came out very tasty...I made the whole recipe and I have 2 servings leftover...the hubby ate his like a normal fajita with the tortilla on the side...I ate mine like the recipe suggested...the leftovers are going to be made into chimichangas and cooked in the air fryer...made for "WOTM" tag game...thanks for sharing your recipe Pat...


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(1 Dec 2020)

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Fun facts:

Mexican Beef Fajitas have become a popular dish in the United States and have been featured in many celebrity chef recipes. For example, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has a recipe for Mexican Beef Fajitas as part of his Ultimate Cookery Course.

The origin of Mexican Beef Fajitas is believed to have been in the 1950s in Texas, when ranch workers were given the less desirable cuts of beef and had to come up with creative ways to make them into a delicious meal.