Grilled Steak Fajitas with Smoky Chipotle Marinade

Succulent strips of grilled steak, marinated in a smoky chipotle-infused blend, are paired with colorful bell peppers and onions to create a fiesta of flavors. Get ready to spice up your mealtime with this simple and delicious Phoenix-inspired dish. Let’s dive into the step-by-step instructions for this sensational fajita recipe!


  • 1.5 pounds flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Flour tortillas, for serving
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
For the Smoky Chipotle Marinade:
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the smoky chipotle marinade – lime juice, vegetable oil, soy sauce, minced garlic, minced chipotle pepper, ground cumin, smoked paprika, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place the thinly sliced flank steak in a resealable plastic bag or shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the steak, ensuring it is fully coated. Refrigerate and marinate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. In a separate bowl, toss the bell peppers and onion slices with vegetable oil, salt, and pepper.
  5. Grill the marinated steak slices for 2-3 minutes per side, or to your desired level of doneness. Remove from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes.
  6. While the steak is resting, grill the seasoned bell peppers and onions for about 4-5 minutes, until slightly charred and tender.
  7. Warm the flour tortillas on the grill or stovetop.
  8. Thinly slice the grilled steak against the grain.
  9. To assemble the fajitas, place a few slices of grilled steak, bell peppers, and onions on a warm tortilla. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
  10. Serve the Grilled Steak Fajitas with Smoky Chipotle Marinade alongside your favorite fajita toppings such as salsa, guacamole, sour cream, or shredded cheese.
  11. Get ready to savor the bold and exciting flavors of Phoenix with every delicious bite of these mouthwatering fajitas!

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