Steak Fajitas

One of the first establishments to cash in on the fajita craze was the restaurant in Austin’s Hyatt Hotel. But since fajita meat required so much preparation, they substituted sirloin. The Hyatt served the grilled steak, with a pile of soft flour tortillas and other taco fillings such as guacamole, sour cream, and salsa, so that patrons could roll their own tacos at the table. Here’s a recipe for grilled sirloin tacos, fajita-style.–Robb Walsh

Steak Fajitas Recipe

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • Makes 12 fajita tacos


  • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin
  • 2 garlic cloves, slivered
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • Salt
  • Lemon wedges
  • 12 warm flour tortillas
  • Condiments of choice


  • 1. Heat a gas or charcoal grill.
  • 2. Pierce the steaks with a knife and insert the garlic slivers. In a bowl, combine the olive oil and chili powder and turn the steaks in the mixture until well coated. Salt the steaks to taste and put them in a shallow dish while the coals are heating.
  • 3. Grill the steaks over a fairly hot fire, turning once, for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, until at desired doneness.
  • 4. Transfer the steaks to a cutting board, slice them against the grain into strips, and squeeze the lemon over the strips.
  • 5. Serve with tortillas and condiments of choice.
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Recipe Testers Reviews

Kathleen Crim

Aug 05, 2004

I loved this recipe. I had originally thought that there wouldn’t be much flavor, because there weren’t many ingredients. Boy, was I wrong! The steak had a fantastic taste. I served this with cilantro, sour cream, cheese, jalapeños, tomatoes and salsa. Very good, I will make this again.

Shirley Dickstein

Aug 05, 2004

A very easy approach to making fajitas. I served them with sliced avocados, salsa and a stir-fry mixture of onions and bell peppers as condiments.

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