Beef Fajitas Recipe for your Griddle

Beef fajitas are a mouthwatering Tex-Mex dish that's easy to prepare on your griddle. The high heat of the griddle sears the beef beautifully and cooks the vegetables to perfection. Here's a recipe for beef fajitas on your griddle:


For the Beef Marinade:

  • 1.5 pounds of flank steak or skirt steak, thinly sliced against the grain
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Fajita Veggies:

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

To Serve:

  • Flour tortillas
  • Salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or your favorite toppings


Marinating the Beef:

  1. Prepare the Marinade:

    • In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, ground cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  2. Marinate the Beef:

    • Place the thinly sliced beef in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the beef and toss to coat. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. A longer marinating time will enhance the flavor.

Griddling the Fajita Veggies:

  1. Preheat the Griddle:

    • Preheat your griddle to medium-high heat, around 350-375°F (175-190°C).
  2. Sauté the Veggies:

    • In a large bowl, toss the sliced bell peppers and onions with olive oil, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Place them on the hot griddle and cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until they become tender and slightly charred. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.

Griddling the Beef:

  1. Grill the Beef:

    • While the veggies are cooking, remove the beef from the marinade and place it on the hot griddle. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on your preferred level of doneness.
  2. Combine Beef and Veggies:

    • Once the beef and veggies are ready, combine them on the griddle to allow the flavors to meld. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.

Serving the Beef Fajitas:

  1. Warm the Tortillas:

    • On the griddle, warm the flour tortillas for a few seconds on each side.
  2. Assemble the Fajitas:

    • Spoon the beef and veggie mixture onto the warm tortillas. Add your choice of toppings, such as salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or grated cheese.
  3. Roll and Serve:

    • Roll up the tortillas, tuck in the ends, and serve your beef fajitas hot.

Beef fajitas are a crowd-pleaser and a perfect choice for a flavorful, satisfying meal. With your griddle, you can achieve that beautiful sear on the beef and veggies, making this Tex-Mex classic a delightful addition to your outdoor cooking repertoire. Enjoy!