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20 Minute Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

December 29, 2018

Just 2 sheet pans and a super easy recipe for 20 minute sheet pan steak fajitas!

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Fresh, new year menu!

True to my typical “Happy New Year” blogging style, we’re keeping things kid/family friendly, super delicious, and do-able for “real families in the real world.” I’ve got some great meal ideas for you to plug into your meal plan for the winter that will keep real food on the table, and everyone in the family happy.

A healthy menu that will STICK in the new year

Because really, if your new year healthy eating goals aren’t sustainable, they will be thrown out the window by January 27th – right?! Easy does it, and baby steps are always (always!) the way to go. Jumping onto the latest diet, or food trend bandwagon sometimes gets you a great kickstart. Go ahead and do a Whole30 if you need to break the sugar habit, or get some food elimination for a period of time on GAPS or Paleo if you need to do some gut healing. But BIG PICTURE, friends. It’s really just all about real food…

Real food that works for YOUR body

That is going to look different for everyone, but the main point here is…would your great-grandparents (or for some of us great-great-grandparents) have eaten it? If they did great. If they didn’t, I’m out for the most part. Simple real ingredients? YES! Mile long list of fake food-like ingredients? I’m out. It really can be that simple. Simple, real food eaten in a balanced way without over-doing one food group, item, or nutrient is always the way our ancestors would have eaten.

So let’s talk about fajitas!

And more specifically lets talk about SHEET PAN fajitas, because boy, oh boy will this blow your mind! We sure do love our Instant Pot for quick, healthy meals on busy days (you will be seeing a lot of those around the internet in the next few weeks!), but truth be told…sheet pan dinners are STILL my go-to on busy weeknights. You can’t beat oven roasted flavor (sorry Instant Pot!), and it doesn’t get much easier than throwing it all on a sheet pan.

The season blend…

The fajita season blend here is super easy to make, and very kid friendly in taste. On purpose! I love me some fajita heat, but if I made them as hot as my husband and I like it, the girls would be a no-go. So this blend is mild on the heat without skipping that amazing fajita flavor, and you can add more heat to your liking (or a squirt or 2 of sriracha to your personal fajita to spice it up!).

The key to juicy, tender grass-fed round steak…

It’s all in the marinade and the cook method. The marinade breaks that tissue down a little bit (you could also tenderize your meat if you want), not only adding a load of flavor, but also making it more tender to chew. And then a super quick, hot broil is the perfect way to lock the steak’s juices in without making it tough.

Serving options (and some wrap/tortilla ideas!)

Here are some of our favorite tortillas/wraps to rotate around!

But don’t just limit yourself to wraps. Sometimes I don’t have them in house, or we just want a change up, and the fajita steak and pepper filling tastes so good on top of a baked potato or sweet potato – in fact the sweet potato is on of my girls’ favorite serving methods.

Topping ideas!

  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Raw cow or goat cheese
  • Fresh chopped cilantro/parsley
  • Sour cream
  • Sriracha
  • Lime juice
Print Recipe
5 from 11 votes

20 Minute Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

Ingredients

FAJITA SEASON BLEND

FOR THE STEAK/MARINADE

  • 1 lb grass-fed round steak or flank steak
  • 2 tbsp Fajita Season Blend from above
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime

FOR THE VEGGIES

  • 4 medium bell peppers, cored, de-ribbed, and cut into strips
  • 1/4 large head of cabbage, cut into strips
  • 1 medium/large purple onion, halved and cut into strips
  • 3 tbsp ghee, melted
  • The rest of the 1-ish tbsp Fajita Season Blend from above

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the Fajita Season Blend, and set aside.
  • Put the Steak/Marinade ingredients into a glass container with a lid (or a freezer bag), stir to combine, and set in the refrigerator to marinate at least 30 minutes, or up to a day. If you have a busy day, get the steak marinating before you leave for the morning, so it is ready to cook when you get home.
  • When you are ready to make the fajitas, pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Toss the Veggie ingredients together on a large sheet pan, and then divide the veggies onto 2 large sheet pans so they are spread out well for roasting. Roast at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Take the veggies out of the oven, and combine the veggies onto ONE sheet tray, scooting them over to cover just half of the sheet tray. Put the marinated steak onto the other half of the sheet tray, and broil on HI for 4 minutes until the steak is cooked to your liking (this leaves just a slight pink in the middle. If you make thinner strips of steak than what is shown above, you will want to cut the broil time down by a minute or 2.)

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17 Comments

  • Reply Tessa December 30, 2018 at 9:53 am

    Such a great meal…sheet pan meals are the BOMB! Great tip
    For tenderizing a tough and affordable cut of meat!

  • Reply CHIHYU December 31, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    5 stars
    I love that steak looks so rich and flavorful. What a gorgeous and healthy meal over a simple sheet pan!

  • Reply Jean December 31, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    5 stars
    Fajitas are my favorite ever and I can’t believe it’s this easy to make on a sheet pan! Looks amaaaazing.

  • Reply Raia Todd January 1, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    5 stars
    That meat looks so juicy and delicious!

  • Reply STACEY CRAWFORD January 1, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    5 stars
    Yum & 20 minutes- sold! This is going to be dinner tonight. I’m exhausted, lol.

  • Reply jennifer fisher January 2, 2019 at 8:02 am

    5 stars
    LOVE! A way to prepare beef fajitas with the works easier is a great day in my book. YUM

  • Reply Annemarie January 2, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    5 stars
    Adding this to my meal plan! Looks delicious.

  • Reply Isabella January 3, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    5 stars
    I love this for meal prep! Super easy yet super healthy!

  • Reply Kathryn January 3, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    5 stars
    These look so delicious! Pinning these and making them this weekend!

  • Reply Meredith January 5, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    5 stars
    I can’t wait to try these fajitas! I am always looking to switch-up our Tuesday “taco night” and definitely can manage these 20 minute sheet pan fajitas on a busy weeknight. Thank you!

  • Reply Anne Lawton January 5, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    5 stars
    Sheet pan meals are brilliant! I would not have thought to make fajitas in a sheet pan. I’m going to be making these real soon

  • Reply Laura Duffy January 6, 2019 at 1:48 am

    What a great idea to make fajitas on a sheet pan! So easy and looks juicy and delicious 🙂

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  • Reply Mary Voogt January 12, 2019 at 5:20 am

    I never thought of doing fajitas as a sheet pan meal. Great idea!

  • Reply Dara Springfield February 17, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe! I made it Friday night and it was delicious! I haven’t made fajitas on a sheet pan before. The veggies were just right! I didn’t use the full amount of chili powder you had listed but otherwise, I made it exactly as you said.

  • Reply Daniela September 1, 2019 at 11:34 am

    This is what I could eat every day and never get sick of it! Delicious!

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