These Air Fryer Steak Fajitas are made with perfectly seasoned strips of steak and a colorful medley of tender peppers and onions. Conveniently cooked in the air fryer, this is a quick and easy recipe, perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
- ❤️ Why You'll Love This Steak Fajitas Recipe
- 🛒 Ingredients for Air Fryer Steak Fajitas
- 🔪 How to Make Steak Fajitas in the Air Fryer
- 💡 Tips for Making Air Fryer Steak Fajitas
- ☑️ Storage Instructions
- 🍴 Delicious Ways to Serve Fajitas
- 🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- How Long Does It Take to Cook Steak in an Air Fryer?
- How Do You Cook Fajita Meat So It's Not Tough?
- Do You Need to Flip Steak in an Air Fryer?
- Can I Cook Frozen Steak in the Air Fryer?
- 🍽️ More Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
❤️ Why You'll Love This Steak Fajitas Recipe
- Tender strips of fajita-seasoned steak
- Mix of colorful peppers and onions
- Quick and easy to make
- Perfect, easy weeknight dinner
- Keto-friendly and low-carb
When it comes to Mexican food, it’s hard to beat the flavors and textures of juicy steak fajitas. With this air fryer recipe, succulent strips of steak are seasoned with fajita spices and then cooked to perfection with peppers and onions.
Unlike traditional stove-top fajitas, with this recipe, hot air circulates around the fajita meat and veggies, which locks in all those wonderful juices. The steak strips come out so tender and so full of flavor that you'll never want to make them any other way.
This air fryer fajita recipe is so quick and easy, and clean-up is a breeze. If you're looking for a tasty side dish to complete your Mexican fiesta, be sure to try this Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad or this Mexican Coleslaw.
🛒 Ingredients for Air Fryer Steak Fajitas
- Poblano pepper
- Red bell pepper
- Yellow onion
- Olive oil
- Fajita Seasoning
- Garlic salt
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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🔪 How to Make Steak Fajitas in the Air Fryer
Add the steak strips, half the olive oil, half the fajita seasoning, garlic salt, and lime to a mixing bowl.
Toss until well combined, then allow to marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
Preheat your air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes.
Add the sliced red bell pepper, poblano pepper, and yellow onion to a mixing bowl.
Add the remaining olive oil and fajita seasoning over the top.
Toss to combine, then pour them into your air fryer basket and air fry for 7 minutes.
Shake the basket, then add in the marinated steak strips, then air fry for another 7-9 minutes or until the steak is cooked to your liking.
Serve with a squeeze of lime and chopped cilantro over the top.
💡 Tips for Making Air Fryer Steak Fajitas
- Marinating is key: Don’t skip the marinating step. With a mixture of olive oil, fajita seasoning, garlic salt, and lime juice, your fajitas will be bursting with flavor.
- Start hot: Preheat your air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Adding the meat to the hot air fryer is what ensures it gets good color and locks in the juices.
- Proper timing: To ensure everything cooks evenly and that the steak is not overcooked, give the peppers and onions a head start. Once they are about halfway done, add the steak.
- Don’t overcrowd: If you’re cooking a big batch, you’ll want to cook them in stages. Overcrowding the ingredients in the basket will prevent the air from circulating properly.
☑️ Storage Instructions
Fridge: To store leftovers, transfer them to an airtight container or Ziplock bag and put them in the fridge for 3–4 days.
Freezer: You can freeze cooked fajitas too. Make sure you store them in a freezer-safe container. They should stay fresh for up to a couple of months.
Reheating: You can simply reheat the thawed leftovers in the microwave or a 350°F preheated air fryer.
🍴 Delicious Ways to Serve Fajitas
- Classic tacos and burritos: Fill these homemade tortillas with steak and veggies. Add cheese, sour cream, and any of your favorite taco toppings.
- Fajita bowl with rice or quinoa: Serve your fajitas over a bed of fluffy rice or quinoa. Top with fresh salsa, sliced avocado, and a squeeze of lime.
- Fajita salad: Transform your fajitas into a vibrant salad by placing the steak strips and veggies on a bed of mixed greens. Add cherry tomatoes, black beans, and some of this Avocado Lime Cilantro Ranch Dressing.
- Fajita quesadillas: Layer your air fryer steak fajitas between two flour tortillas with a generous amount of melted cheese. Cook in a hot skillet until crispy.
- Fajita nachos: Create the best nachos ever by spreading some of these homemade tortilla chips on a baking sheet. Then top them with your fajita filling. Add melted cheese, jalapeños, and homemade salsa.
- Fajita stuffed pepper: Add the filling to hollowed-out bell peppers. Top with melted cheese and bake until the peppers are tender.
🔄 Substitutions and Additions
- Steak: You can use flank, ribeye, or sirloin steak to make fajitas.
- Other protein: Feel free to use chicken or shrimp in place of the steak. You will need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
- Peppers: Poblano's are not as hot as jalapeno's, but they are between 1,000 and 2,000 on the Scoville scale. If you want to keep the flavors mild, just swap them with additional bell peppers.
- Other veggies: You can add all sorts of veggies to the mix. Zucchini, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower florets, or mushrooms are all great options.
How Long Does It Take to Cook Steak in an Air Fryer?
On average, it will take between 7-9 minutes per pound of steak. This time may have to be adjusted slightly, depending on how thick you cut the slices.
How Do You Cook Fajita Meat So It's Not Tough?
There are two main reasons your steak may be tough. First, make sure you cut across the grain. Slicing against the grain cuts the muscle fibers, which helps make the steak nice and tender.
The other main cause is overcooking it. For the best and juiciest steak, you don't want to cook it more than medium-well.
Do You Need to Flip Steak in an Air Fryer?
Because the meat cooks quickly, in just minutes, there is no need to flip it.
Can I Cook Frozen Steak in the Air Fryer?
If the frozen steak is sliced, you can cook it in the air fryer by just adding a few extra minutes of cooking time. Just keep in mind that the marinade will soak into thawed steak better.
🍽️ More Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
- Air Fryer Sweet Potatoes
- Air Fryer Bone-in Pork Chops
- Air Fryer Pesto Salmon
- Air Fryer Frozen Shrimp
- Air Fryer Roasted Garlic
Air Fryer Steak Fajitas
- Add the steak strips, half the olive oil, half the fajita seasoning, garlic salt and lime to a mixing bowl.
- Toss until well combined, then allow to marinate in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Preheat your air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes.
- Add the sliced red bell pepper, poblano pepper and yellow onion to a mixing bowl.
- Add the remaining olive oil and fajita seasoning over the top.
- Toss to combine, then pour them into your air fryer basket and air fry for 7 minutes.
- Shake the basket, then add in the marinated steak strips, then air fry for another 7-9 minutes or until the steak is cooked to your liking.
- Serve with a squeeze of lime and chopped cilantro over the top.
*Make sure to scroll up and read the post for substitutions, additions and helpful tips for making this recipe.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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