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Lupe Tortilla Fajita Recipe

Lupe Tortilla Fajita Recipe

Lupe tortilla fajitas are a traditional Mexican dish made with skirt steak, onions, and bell peppers served with warm tortillas. It is a popular dish found in many Mexican restaurants and homes across the U.S. The combination of flavors creates an unforgettable experience that will make you come back for more!
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 405kcal


  • large skillet


Vegetable Ensemble:

  • 2 large white onions thinly sliced for a sweet and caramelized essence.
  • 4 vibrant green onions finely chopped to add a fresh, oniony crunch.
  • 6 green bell peppers or an assortment of colorful bell peppers sliced into strips for a visually appealing medley.

Star of the Show - Skirt Steak:

  • 4 lbs 2 kg of marbled skirt steak, a canvas for rich and robust flavors.

Flavorful Embellishments:

  • 1-2 teaspoons of ground cumin the aromatic spice that adds depth to the marinade.
  • 6-8 garlic cloves minced for a pungent, garlicky kick.
  • 8 tablespoons of premium tequila a spirited elixir that elevates the marinade.
  • An additional 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil ensuring a succulent and well-coated steak.
  • 2 teaspoons of salt harmonizing the flavors and enhancing the meat's natural savor.

Marinade Magic:

  • 2/3 cup of vegetable oil a silky potion that bathes the steak in luxurious richness.
  • 8 tablespoons of fresh lime juice the zesty conductor that brightens the entire symphony.


  • Slice the onion and bell peppers into thin strips and set aside. Thinly slice the green onions as well and set them aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; add the oil and cumin, stirring to combine. Add in the steak slices and cook until brown on each side, about 4 minutes per side.
  • Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute or two, stirring to combine everything. Pour in the tequila, lime juice, salt, and 2 tablespoons of oil, stirring to combine everything. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 5 minutes until it thickens slightly.
  • Add the onion and bell pepper strips, stirring to combine everything. Lower the heat to low-medium and cook for about 10 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through. Serve with warm tortillas, fresh cilantro, guacamole dip, and salsa.


• You can use any variety of steak for this dish, such as flank steak, skirt steak, or sirloin.
• If you’re not a fan of tequila, you can substitute it with white wine.
• To reduce the amount of fat and calories in the dish, opt for leaner cuts of beef and use only 1 tablespoon of oil.
• To make the dish spicier, add some red pepper flakes or your favorite hot sauce.
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