No Thanks
Keep In Touch With

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Seared Spicy Fajitas

Use reduced-fat sour cream to make this South-of-the-border skillet favorite a little lighter, and swap in whole-wheat tortillas in place of the flour ones.

Seared Spicy Fajitas

Source: Everyday Food, June 2007


  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound skirt steak, cut crosswise into 2 equal pieces (if too large for skillet, cut into smaller pieces)
  • 2 red bell peppers (ribs and seeds removed), halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno chiles (ribs and seeds removed), very thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 8 flour tortillas (6-inch)
  • sour cream and lime wedges, for serving


  1. In a small bowl, combine cumin, coriander, 2 teaspoons coarse salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Rub steaks all over with spice mixture.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high; add meat (if crowded, cook in two batches). Cook 2 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer to a cutting board. Tent steaks with aluminum foil, and let rest at least 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, reduce heat to medium; add bell peppers, onion, and chiles; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add lime juice, and stir, scraping up browned bits in skillet.

  4. Stack tortillas, and wrap in a damp paper towel or kitchen towel. Microwave on high 1 minute. Thinly slice steaks crosswise, and serve with tortillas, peppers, onion, and chiles, along with sour cream and lime wedges.

Reviews (4)

  • Sheryll 10 Jan, 2011

    NatalieDM, it tells you under the recipe, just before the green asterisk that points out more ideas like this.
    From Everyday Food, June 2007
    And I love this easy recipe!

  • scmacri 4 Aug, 2008

    I'm originally from Texas (now in NY) and these were the best fajitas I've had in years! It tasted as if I was back in Tex-Mex land! I would recommend to cut the salt in half ... it was too salty for my taste, but otherwise INCREDIBLE!

  • gailanne 23 Jul, 2008

    Natalie these recipes are always from the magazine.

  • NatalieDM 22 Jul, 2008

    For those of us who subscribe to Everday Food, it sure would be nice if these recipes included a cite if it's from the magazine. That way we would not have to print it; we could just grab that issue. Thank you.

Related Topics