Steak Fajitas in The Air Fryer Delicious And Succulent

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beef fajitas

Steak fajitas are a Tex-Mex dish consisting of succulent steak, sautéed onions and bell peppers, and served on a warm tortilla. Substitute chicken for the steak if you prefer.

These flavourful Fajitas can be served with guacamole, salsa, sour cream, and grated cheese.

Can You Cook Fajitas In The Air Fryer?

Cooking fajitas in an air fryer offers a quick and efficient way to achieve a delicious meal with less oil compared to traditional methods. It’s also super quick!

Ingredients

This fajita filling will fill 6 Tortillas easily.

  • 454g thinly sliced beef steak
  • 1 sliced red pepper
  • 1 sliced green pepper
  • 1 sliced yellow or orange pepper
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 packet of Fajita Seasoning or make your homemade blend
  • 2 medium-sized onions sliced
  • 6 Flour Tortillas
  • Salt and pepper to season

How To Cook Steak Fajitas In The Air Fryer

Preparing Air Fryer Fajitas

Preheat your air fryer to 200C / 400F for 5 minutes.

Cut the beef into even-sized cubes.

Slice the onions and peppers into strips.

Place the sliced vegetables in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, add the fajita seasoning and set aside.

Air Frying The Beef

Once the air fryer is preheated, place the beef steak in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

Air fry at 200C / 400F for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until the beef reaches your desired level of doneness. Remember to turn halfway through for even cooking.

Adding the Vegetables

Remove the beef strips from the air fryer and set aside.

Add the sliced onions and bell peppers to the air fryer basket.

Cook the vegetables for 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are tender and slightly charred.

Assembling the Fajitas

Warm up your tortillas. (I heat mine in the microwave for a minute or two depending on the quantity).

Place a generous amount of the cooked beef, sautéed onions, and bell peppers onto each tortilla.

Add any optional toppings of your choice. eg: salsa, guacamole or sour cream.

Roll up the crispy tortillas and serve immediately.

How to roll a tortilla wrap securely.

Homemade Fajita Spice Blend

air fryer fajita blend

This Fajita blend will make 3 tablespoons, equivalent to a packet purchased from El Paso. Why not double, or triple this blend and store it in an airtight jar for future use?

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion granules
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp cornflour

Spice Shopping List

How Do I Make My Seasonings And Rubs?

Simply add all the spices to a bowl and mix well. Transfer to your preferred container.

How Much Spice Blend Do I Use?

Depending on personal preference, start by adding small amounts, and tasting as you go. You can always add, but not remove the spices.

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Tips for Perfectly Cooked Steak Fajitas

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  • Choose a cut of beef suitable for quick cooking, such as sirloin steak. This cut is tender and will cook well in the air fryer.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer basket.
  • Line your basket for effortless cleanup.
  • Change the spice level by adding more or less fajita seasoning according to your taste preferences.
  • Make your fajita seasoning.

Do You Have To Use Steak For Your Fajitas?

If you’re not a fan of beef or simply want to try something different, there are plenty of alternatives.

Chicken is a popular substitution and can be cooked easily in the air fryer.

If you’re a seafood lover, prawns are another fantastic option.

The natural sweetness of the prawns goes beautifully with the spices, creating a lovely combination.

For vegetarians, you can create delicious fajitas using tofu or extra air-fried vegetables such as courgettes, tomatoes and mushrooms.

courgettes, tomatoes and mushrooms

Storing Steak Fajita Filling

When it comes to storing beef fajita filling, you want to make sure you preserve all that delicious flavour and keep your leftovers fresh.

If you plan to use the leftover fajita filling within a couple of days refrigerate it.

Let the mix cool completely and store it in an airtight container.

Freezing Leftover Fajita Filling

  1. If you plan on storing your beef fajita filling for an extended period, freezing is the answer. It helps preserve the flavours and textures.
  2. Allow your beef fajitas mix to cool down to room temperature before storing. This helps prevent condensation buildup, which can make the meat soggy.
  3. Divide your beef fajitas into individual portions or servings. This makes it easier to reheat what you need and prevents unnecessary waste.
  4. Place each portion of beef fajitas in airtight containers or resealable freezer bags. Remove as much air as possible to maintain freshness and prevent freezer burn.
  5. Label and date: Don’t forget to label your containers with the contents and the date of storage. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How To Reheat Air Fryer Fajitas

To reheat any fajita filling leftovers, air fry at 180C / 360F for 5-6 minutes or until heated through.

Frozen fajita filling – defrost overnight in the refrigerator for the best results then reheat at 180C / 360F for 8-10 minutes .

Wrap in a warm tortilla and enjoy!

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