Skirt Steak Fajitas

Are you sifting through cookbooks and websites trying to find the perfect recipe for Dad? A dish you can easily make with your kids that you know will feel special and meet all of his culinary dreams? Look no further! Skirt Steak Fajitas are exactly what you've been waiting for!

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Skirt Steak is one of our all time favorite proteins to marinade with tons of lime and cilantro and then sauté or toss on the grill. I rarely meet anyone who doesn’t love fajitas so it’s a satisfying recipe especially when you’re feeding a crowd. Since fajitas are basically a DIY meal they’re really fun for everyone to put together on their own.

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While my husband likes just about everything under the sun in his steak fajita, Chloe wants tons of guacamole and black beans and Kenya’s more of a pico de gallo and sour cream man.

Skirt Steak Fajitas recipe + video from

Work as a team to make these Skirt Steak Fajitas for dad and watch them quickly disappear!

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Skirt Steak Fajitas (Makes 4 Servings)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 5 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 2 Lime
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce or Braggs
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro, packed
  • 1/4 Cup Tequila (PARENTS, DON’T WORRY. ALL THE ALCOHOL BURNS OFF AND YOU’RE JUST LEFT WITH GREAT FLAVOR, but you can leave it out all together and they’re still yummy!)
  • 1 pound skirt/hanger steak (this marinade also works well with chicken and shrimp)
  • 1 Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
  • Oil as needed


1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a blender, food processor or in a bowl using an immersion blender (you can also chop the ingredients by hand and stir to combine).
2. Place the skirt steak in a zipper bag with the marinade (you may need to cut it into several large slabs).
3. Marinate the meat for 4-24 hours in the refrigerator.
4. Add 1 tbsp of oil to a large saute pan over medium to high heat or you could also cook the meat on a grill or use a grill pan.
5. Place the drained meat in the saute pan or grill and cook for 2 minutes on each side.
6. Place on a cutting board and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
7. Heat another tbsp of the oil in the saute pan over medium heat and cook the onions and peppers for 4-5 minutes.
8. Slice the meat.
9. Cover a tortilla with desired accompaniments, meat, onions and peppers.
10. Serve.


Tortillas, Sour Cream, Guacamole

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  • Anne

    think it would work to substitute cilantro with some other herb? we have someone with severe cilantro aversion in our family....

    thank you!

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    • McCord

      Any other herb you love would be great, just know that it will definitely affect the flavor of the dish!

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