Fast Fajitas Recipe - Authentic Mexican Dish | Quick & Easy

Fast Fajitas

Fast Fajitas Recipe - Authentic Mexican Dish | Quick & Easy
Region / culture: Mexico | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 8


Fast Fajitas
Fast Fajitas

Fast Fajitas are a quick and easy meal that can be made in no time. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious and satisfying meal on the table in minutes.


Fajitas are a traditional Mexican dish that originated in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Originally made with skirt steak, fajitas have evolved over the years to include a variety of meats and vegetables. Fast Fajitas are a modern twist on this classic dish, using thinly sliced beef for a quick and convenient meal.


How to prepare

  1. Wrap the tortillas in foil and warm them in a preheated oven at 350°F (177°C) for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the Beef according to the instructions on the package.
  3. Cut the Beef into bite-size strips.
  4. For each fajita, arrange one-eighth of the Beef strips on top of each tortilla.
  5. Spoon 1 tbsp of sour cream and 1 tbsp of salsa onto each tortilla. Roll up each tortilla.


  • Use chicken or shrimp instead of beef for a different flavor.
  • Add bell peppers and onions for extra vegetables.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to warm the tortillas before assembling the fajitas to make them more pliable and easier to roll.

- Be sure to cut the beef into bite-size strips for easy eating.

- Customize your fajitas with your favorite toppings such as guacamole, cheese, or jalapenos.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fast Fajitas with a side of rice and beans for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to cook the beef according to the package instructions to ensure it is cooked through.

- Warm the tortillas in the oven for a few minutes to make them more pliable.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream for a healthier option.

- Use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas for a gluten-free option.

Make Ahead Tips

Prepare the beef and toppings ahead of time for a quick and easy meal.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Fast Fajitas on a platter with a side of guacamole and salsa for dipping.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair Fast Fajitas with a cold beer or a margarita for a delicious meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover fajitas in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or oven before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fast Fajitas contains approximately 300 calories.


Each serving of Fast Fajitas contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fast Fajitas contains approximately 10 grams of fat.


Each serving of Fast Fajitas contains approximately 15 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Fast Fajitas are a good source of iron, vitamin B12, and zinc.


Fast Fajitas contain wheat and dairy.


Fast Fajitas are a balanced meal that provides a good mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. They are also a good source of vitamins and minerals.


Fast Fajitas are a quick and easy meal that can be made in minutes. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious and satisfying meal on the table in no time. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The moment I found this recipe is etched in my memory forever. It was a warm summer day, and I had just finished browsing through an old recipe book that belonged to my dear friend, Mrs. Jenkins. As I flipped through the pages, a yellowed piece of paper fell out and fluttered to the ground. Curious, I picked it up and saw that it was a handwritten recipe for Fast Fajitas.

I had never made fajitas before, but the ingredients listed on the paper seemed simple enough. Bell peppers, onions, chicken, and a few spices were all that was needed to create this delicious dish. Excited to try something new, I decided to give it a go.

I called up Mrs. Jenkins to thank her for the unexpected gift, and she chuckled knowingly. "Ah, those fajitas. That recipe has been passed down in my family for generations," she said. "I'm sure you'll love it just as much as we do."

With Mrs. Jenkins' words of encouragement ringing in my ears, I set to work in the kitchen. I chopped up the bell peppers and onions, thinly sliced the chicken, and mixed together a blend of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt to season the dish. The aroma of the spices wafted through the air, making my mouth water in anticipation.

As I cooked the ingredients in a hot skillet, the sizzle and pop of the fajitas filled the kitchen. I couldn't help but smile at the sound, knowing that I was about to create something truly special. Once the chicken was cooked through and the peppers and onions were tender, I piled the mixture onto warm tortillas and topped it with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro.

The first bite of the Fast Fajitas was a revelation. The flavors melded together perfectly, creating a harmonious blend of savory and spicy that danced on my taste buds. I closed my eyes and savored each mouthful, feeling grateful for the serendipitous discovery of this recipe.

From that day on, Fast Fajitas became a staple in my cooking repertoire. I made them for family gatherings, potlucks with friends, and even on quiet nights when I craved a taste of something familiar and comforting. Each time I cooked the dish, I thought of Mrs. Jenkins and the generations of her family who had enjoyed this recipe before me.

As the years passed, I made a few tweaks to the original recipe, adding a squeeze of lime juice for brightness and a dash of hot sauce for an extra kick. I experimented with different types of meat, substituting shrimp or steak for the traditional chicken, and played around with the ratio of spices to suit my own taste preferences. But no matter how I altered the recipe, the essence of Fast Fajitas remained the same – a simple, satisfying meal that brought joy to all who tasted it.

One day, as I was preparing Fast Fajitas for a family dinner, my granddaughter wandered into the kitchen and asked what I was making. I explained the origins of the recipe, telling her about the fateful day I found the yellowed piece of paper in Mrs. Jenkins' recipe book.

My granddaughter listened intently, her eyes wide with wonder. "Can I help you make the fajitas, Grandma?" she asked eagerly. I smiled and nodded, handing her a spoon to stir the ingredients in the skillet.

As we cooked together, the kitchen filled with the familiar sounds and scents of Fast Fajitas. The sizzle of the chicken, the aroma of the spices, the laughter and chatter between generations – all of it blended together in a symphony of love and tradition.

When we sat down to eat, my granddaughter took her first bite of the Fast Fajitas and her face lit up with delight. "These are amazing, Grandma!" she exclaimed. "I can't wait to make them for my friends."

And just like that, the legacy of Fast Fajitas was passed down to another generation. As I watched my granddaughter enjoy the dish that had brought me so much joy over the years, I knew that some recipes are more than just a list of ingredients – they are a connection to the past, a bridge to the future, and a source of endless memories to cherish forever.


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