Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Flank steak is very flavorful and a natural to use in fajitas. Here the flank steak is pan fried to desired doneness, then sliced thin, across the grain, for use in the fajitas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the flank steak with chili powder and salt on both sides. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Cook steak 5 to 6 minutes per side to desired doneness. Remove from pan and let stand.
  2. Heat remaining tablespoon oil in skillet and add peppers, garlic, and onion. Cook, stirring often until vegetables soften, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add salsa and cook an additional 2 or 3 minutes.
  3. Slice meat, across the grain, into very thin strips. Heat tortillas according to package directions. Place 1/4 of the meat and 1/4 of the vegetables on each tortilla and serve.


Most Helpful

Very nice! Can't think of much more to say because I cooked everything exactly as described and loved them.

Peter J May 13, 2009

These were muy bueno! I had to stop my husband from picking bits off my plate before I was done eating because he liked it so much. I appreciated that the seasoning on the steak gave it a bit of rich heat but wasn't out of this world spicy though it could have been with a hotter chili powder. I actually did half and half with a mild chili powder and cayenne pepper. Then, my husband (who likes things really hot and I don't) sprinkled a chipotle hot sauce on his and threw in some jarred jalapeños for good measure too! His breath could probably melt paint now but he loved them that way. The only other real change I made was that since I didn't have as much steak as the recipe called for, I also threw in half a can of kidney beans. That worked really well! I can tell we are going to have this many times in the futures. Made for the Chow Hounds as part of ZWT5.

Sarah_Jayne May 12, 2009

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