by Olena

Steak Fajitas (Sheet Pan)

by Olena

5 from 3 reviews

Steak Fajitas with tender juicy slices of beef, onions and bell peppers cooked together on a sheet pan for a quick dinner. Healthy, easy and always a hit with entire family!

Steak Fajitas

Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

You will love making steak fajitas this way – on a sheet pan. If I can ever convert a recipe to a sheet pan dinner, I am on it.

Quickly sliced steak is tossed with jalapeno, lime juice and simple spices without need to marinate. Strips of bell peppers and onion are seasoned with the same spices as meat. Then everything gets tossed for even flavor right on the sheet pan. Bake, broil and finish with a touch of salt for seasoning and dinner is served.

I like to bake fajitas because it is hands off method, meat and veggies come out juicy and not soggy, house doesn’t smell like fried food and less kitchen clean up.

Steak Fajitas in whole wheat tortilla with avocado, cilantro and lime

What Is the Best Steak for Fajitas?

Traditionally fajitas are made with skirt or flank steak. I use the most affordable top sirloin steak from Costco. Beef is expensive and I find with fajitas as long as you slice steak against the grain, meat comes out tender.

How to Make Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

  • Cut steak against the grain and slice vegetables. Look at your flank steak, see how the lines are running? Cut across them, not parallel. With sirloin steak it is easy because of its elongated shape – cut across, not lengthwise.
  • Season meat and veggies. Make 2 separate piles of beef and veggies on one sheet pan. Season and toss each pile separately. Then mix meat and veggies together and transfer half of steak fajitas on second sheet. Spread in a single layer. Baking on 2 pans results in more browned meat and veggies.
  • Bake in preheated 475 F oven for 20 minutes. To check for doneness, just taste a piece of steak.
  • Broil until browned, about 5 minutes under 550 F broiler. This is when you have to watch fajitas not to burn.
  • Season with salt. I underseason fajitas during cooking on purpose because a small sprinkle of salt at the end is everything. Good finishing salt is pink salt or coarse sea salt. Delicious!

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Tips for Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

  • I like to line aluminum pans with silicone baking mats or unbleached parchment paper to prevent aluminum leaching into food.
  • Dark coloured baking pan might cook fajitas faster.
  • If you have convection oven by default, it will cook fajitas faster as well.
  • Leave some seeds in jalapeno for a heat kick.

Serving and Fixings Ideas

These easy steak fajitas come out so tasty, you don’t even need any toppings. That finishing salt at the end is everything! I love Mexican food but the amount of toppings it “supposed” to be served with often kills my desire to make it. That’s why one pan ground chicken tacos and 15 minute shrimp tacos. 🙂

  • We serve steak fajitas in whole wheat tortillas with sliced avocado, torn pieces of cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.
  • You can use corn tortillas or white flour tortillas (less nutritious).
  • You can top fajitas with jarred salsa but keep in mind it is very salty.
  • Many enjoy fajitas with sour cream and guacamole.
  • I would really love fajitas with pico de gallo if I had energy in me that day.

sheet pan steak fajitas

How to Make Ahead and Store

Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat, throw on a ceramic non-stick skillet and pan fry until warmed through. It will give fajitas an extra char and refresh them.

Fajitas are amazing make ahead dinner. Slice vegetables and refrigerate in an airtight container. I wouldn’t recommend to season them yet because salt will pull moisture out. But steak would be great to marinate in seasonings and refrigerate. Prepped meat and veggies should last for up to 3 days. Then cook as per recipe.

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Steak Fajitas (Sheet Pan)

5 from 3 reviews

Steak Fajitas with tender juicy slices of beef, onions and bell peppers cooked together on a sheet pan for a quick dinner. Healthy, easy and always a hit with entire family!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients

Steak

  • 1.5 lbs sirloin, flank or skirt steak
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 1/2 tsp taco seasoning, low sodium
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt + more for finishing
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

Vegetables

  • 2 large onions (1 Costco)
  • 3 large bell peppers, multi coloured
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp taco seasoning, low sodium
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

For Serving

  • 8 small corn, whole wheat or white flour tortillas
  • Lime and cilantro
  • Avocado slices
  • Guacamole, salsa, yogurt, sour cream and cheese (very optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F and line 2 rimmed baking sheets (half sheets) with silicone baking mats or unbleached parchment paper.
  2. Cut steak against the grain into thin slices. Look at your flank steak, see how the lines are running? Cut across them, not parallel. With sirloin steak it is easy because of its elongated shape – cut across, not lengthwise.
  3. Also cut onions and bell pepper into thin strips.
  4. Transfer meat and vegetables into 2 separate piles on one sheet pan.
  5. Meat: squeeze lime juice, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with taco seasoning, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  6. Vegetables: drizzle with olive oil and season with taco seasoning, salt and pepper.
  7. Toss each pile to season separately. Then mix meat and veggies together and transfer half of steak fajitas on second sheet. Spread in a single layer.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes. To check for doneness, just taste a piece of steak.
  9. Broil until browned, about 5 minutes under 550 F (high) broiler.
  10. Season meat only just with a pinch of pink, coarse or regular salt. I underseason fajitas during cooking on purpose because a small sprinkle of salt at the end is everything. Good finishing salt is pink salt or coarse sea salt. Delicious!

Notes

Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat, throw on a ceramic non-stick skillet and pan fry until warmed through. It will give fajitas an extra char and refresh them.

Fajitas are amazing make ahead dinner. Slice vegetables and refrigerate in an airtight container. I wouldn’t recommend to season them yet because salt will pull moisture out. But steak would be great to marinate in seasonings and refrigerate. Prepped meat and veggies should last for up to 3 days. Then cook as per recipe.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. So easy and delicious! Better than the grill! Will make again! Olena’s recipes are fool proof! They always turn out amazing so I’m never nervous to try new ones from her. 🙂

  2. Olena,
    I just recently found your site and am totally hooked. Thank you for taking the time to perfect such good tasting, easy meals that are truly healthy. You have put alot of time into the meals you share and the taste shows it. I would highly recommend your site to everyone. Keep up the great recipes and I am hooked forever.

    1. Awe, you are so welcome, Marlene! So happy to hear you are enjoying my recipes! I do put a lot of work but I also love my job so-so-so much! Please don’t be shy to leave me a comment with a star review once you make any other recipe. Have a great week!

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