20 Minute Steak Fajita Skillet with Avocado
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This 20 minute steak fajita skillet is a quick, one-pot, low-carb meal that will satisfy every single one of your Tex Mex cravings.
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
  • 1 lb skirt steak, sliced into ¼" thick strips, (cut against the grain to keep the steak tender)
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lime, zested
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp dried cilantro
  • ½ Tbsp cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper, (adjust for taste- this stuff is hot!)
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced
  • 1 poblano pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced
  • 1 red onion, peeled, halved, and sliced
  • 1 jalapeno, sliced into rounds
  • 1 avocado, pit and skin removed, sliced
  • Optional toppings: lime wedges, fresh cilantro, warm tortillas, sour cream, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, salsa
  1. Heat a large skillet, (I like cast iron) over medium heat. Add oil and let it get hot.
  2. Make the seasoning: in a small bowl combine salt, pepper, lime zest, chili powder, paprika, dried cilantro, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne.
  3. Coat the steak strips all over with all the seasoning mix.
  4. Add the strips of steak to the pan in batches. Make sure the pan isn't crowded; none of the steak should be touching. Cook the steak 1-2 minutes per side and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain until all the steak is cooked.
  5. You can chop all the veggies while the steak cooks to save time.
  6. Add the red and yellow bell peppers, onion, and poblano to the pan where you cooked the steak. Season with salt and pepper. Stir, cooking, for about 5 minutes until the veggies get soft and start to brown.
  7. Stir the steak back in the pan to warm, and stir in the jalapeƱo slices if desired.
  8. Serve warm with sliced avocado for a filling, low-carb meal. Add any optional toppings you desire.
  9. Alternatively, you can serve with rice or warm tortillas.
Recipe by Ally's Cooking at https://allyscooking.com/2017/05/09/20-minute-steak-fajita-skillet-with-avocado/