Tequila-Lime Fajitas

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Recipe: #32020

May 13, 2019

"This is out of my "Hot & Spicy" cookbook...cook time does not include marinating time..."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (272.4 g)
  • Calories 609.7
  • Total Fat - 53.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 89.5 mg
  • Sodium - 795.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.6 g
  • Sugars - 3.9 g
  • Protein - 19.9 g
  • Calcium - 78 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine lime juice, tequila, cooking oil, chile peppers, hot pepper sauce, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Place steak and onion in a plastic bag set into a shallow dish. Pour marinade over steak in bag. Seal bag and turn steak to coat well. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Remove steak from bag, reserving marinade.

Step 2

Fold a 36X18-inch heavy foil in half crosswise. Using slotted spoon, remove onion and green chile peppers from marinade and place them in center of the foil; add red pepper strips. Bring up two opposite edges of foil and seal with a double fold. Then fold remaining ends to completely enclose the onions and pepper, leaving space for steam to build.

Step 3

Stack the tortillas and wrap in a double thickness of heavy foil.

Step 4

Arrange preheated coals around a drip pan in a covered grill. Test for medium heat above the pan. Place steak and wrapped onion and peppers on the grill rack over the drip pan. Cover and grill for 10 minutes. Brush steak with reserved marinade. Add wrapped tortillas to the grill rack. Continue grilling for 8 to 12 minutes more or till beef is desired doneness. Turning steak along with packet of veggies and tortillas.

Step 5

Thinly slice steak into bite-size pieces. Divide steak and onion mixture among the tortillas. Roll up tortillas. Serve with avocado slices and sour cream.


  • Heavy duty foil

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.

  • When purchasing the flank steak, make sure it is a good quality cut of meat.
  • If you can't find bottled hot pepper sauce, use a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce instead.

  • Instead of tequila, use white wine vinegar. The benefit of this substitution is that it adds a slightly acidic flavor to the dish, which can help to balance out the sweetness of the peppers and onion.
  • Instead of beef flank steak, use chicken breast. The benefit of this substitution is that it is a leaner protein option, which can help to make the dish healthier.

Vegetarian Fajitas Replace the beef flank steak with 2 cups of your favorite vegetables (such as bell peppers, mushrooms, and zucchini) and marinate for 6-24 hours. Grill vegetables for 8-12 minutes, or until desired doneness. Serve with avocado slices and sour cream.

Mexican Street Corn Salad:

This Mexican Street Corn Salad is a delicious and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with Tequila-Lime Fajitas. It's made with fresh corn, creamy mayonnaise, Cotija cheese, and a hint of lime juice, giving it an irresistible flavor. The creamy texture of the mayonnaise and the salty Cotija cheese make a great contrast to the juicy fajitas. Plus, it's a great way to add a fresh, flavorful, and healthy side to your meal!

Spicy Black Bean and Rice Bowl: This flavorful and easy-to-make dish pairs perfectly with Mexican Street Corn Salad. It's made with black beans, long-grain rice, and a variety of spices like cumin, chili powder, and garlic. The spicy flavors of the beans and rice are the perfect compliment to the creamy and salty flavors of the salad. Plus, it's a great way to add a healthy and filling dish to your meal!


Q: How long should I marinate the steak?

A: Marinate the steak for 6 to 24 hours, turning the bag occasionally.

Q: What temperature should I cook the steak?

A: Preheat the oven to 400°F (204°C). Place the steak on a baking sheet and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 135°F (57°C).

1 Reviews


This is so good! The steak has great flavor and the perfect char on the outside. I loved that everything was prepared on the grill. The leftover veggies were perfect in my lunch quesadilla the following day, too! Thank you!


review by:
(6 Jul 2020)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Tequila is said to have been invented by a 16th century Spanish conquistador, Don Pedro Sánchez de Tagle, who was the first to distill agave into a spirit.

Fun Fact 2: Fajitas have become a popular dish in the United States thanks to the influence of Tex-Mex cuisine, which was popularized by celebrities such as Selena, the Queen of Tejano Music.