Traditional Mexican Fajitas Recipe

Traditional Mexican Fajitas 

Grilled fajita meat accompanied with all the classic sides for a fajita party – Utilize your Beef Tallow Tortillas 

  • Difficulty (0 = Caveman, 5 = Thomas Keller): 3
  • Serving size: 4-6
  • Prep/cook time: 60 min.
  • Meat temp: Medium


  • 3 lbs fajita meat 
  • 4 avocados
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 
  • 1 tsp cumin 
  • 1 tbsp garlic granules 
  • 1 tbsp onion granules 
  • 2 sprigs of oregano, leaves removed 
  • 1 tbsp paprika 
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 yellow onion, julienned 
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 2 limes 
  • 1 lemon 
  • 1/2 bundle cilantro 
  • 1 tbsp MSG 
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper 
  • 2 tsp canola oil 
  • Coarse salt, for garnish
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, Mexican blend 


  1. Get your coals hot. They should be white (about 20-30 minutes). In electric or gas, propane etc, let heat come to about 400°F. 
  2. Let your meat come to room temperature. Take it out of the fridge about 20 minutes before cooking.
  3. Season liberally with salt, pepper, onion granules, MSG, garlic granules, and paprika.
  4. Prepare your vegetables. Make wedges of the limes. Thinly julienne your red onion, julienne your bell pepper, and roughly chop the cilantro.
  5. Cut the avocados and place into a bowl, mortar or food processor. Add the sour cream, cumin, oregano and a pinch of salt and squeeze of lemon.
  6. When the grill is hot, place the seasoned meat on the grill at an angle for 3-5 minutes. Then rotate it and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Flip the steak over and repeat twice
  7. Let the beef rest until it is cool enough to cut (about 5 minutes). 
  8. Get a skillet, make sure it’s smoking hot. Put a small amount of canola oil in the pan and throw in the garlic, yellow onion and bell pepper. Sauté until soft (about 5 minutes).
  9. Lay the cut fajita meat on top and sprinkle the coarse salt on top. 
  10. Serve on a hot fajita plate with canola oil, or straight from the pan with sour cream and guacamole and diced red onion and shredded cheese and cilantro and lime. Serve tortillas on side.

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Myk Walton is a Professional Chef who loves to share his culinary creations (and music, family, etc.) on Instagram (@mykwalton). He named his Designer Beef cow “Gomer” and has dedicated himself to making the most of Gomer’s sacrifice by helping others do the same!
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