Easy Beef Fajitas with Lime Sour Cream

Makes 6 fajitas

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 10 min

These fajitas are so flavourful, they are bound to be a family favourite. As an added bonus, this must-try recipe can be whipped up in a snap, perfect for busy families.


small beef grilling steaks, excess fat trimmed (about 400 g/12 oz)
2 tsp chili powder 10 mL
1/2 tsp ground cumin 2 mL
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper 2 mL
2 tsp canola oil, divided 10 mL
onion, thinly sliced
red, orange or yellow bell peppers, thinly sliced
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro 75 mL
small whole wheat or corn tortillas
  Lime Sour Cream
1/4 cup light sour cream 60 mL
1/2 tsp grated lime rind 2 mL
2 tbsp lime juice 30 mL


Step 1
Using a large knife, thinly slice steak crosswise into thin strips. Toss with chili powder, cumin and pepper.

Step 2
In a nonstick skillet, heat half of the oil over medium high heat and brown beef. Remove to plate. Add remaining oil in same skillet and sauté onion, bell peppers and cilantro for 4 minutes or until tender crisp. Return beef to skillet and heat through.

Step 3
For the lime sour cream, in a small bowl, stir together sour cream, lime rind and lime juice.

Step 4
Divide beef-veggie mixture among tortillas and top with lime sour cream.


Cut down your prep time with a little planning. Slice the veggies and beef ahead of time, and make the lime sour cream. That way, you only need 10 minutes to make dinner.

Try these variations:
  • Tofu Fajita Option: Omit steaks and use 1 pkg (350 g) extra firm tofu. Add   5 mL(1 tsp) of oil to the chili and cumin mixture to help spices stick to tofu.
  • Chicken Fajita Option: Swap out beef steaks and use 1 pkg (400 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead.
  • Shrimp Fajita Option: Instead of the steaks, sub in one bag (400 g) of large raw peeled, deveined shrimp, thawed.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 fajita
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 231
Fat / Lipides 7 g
Saturated / saturés 2 g
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 35 mg
Sodium / Sodium 266 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 22 g
Fiber / Fibres 3 g
Sugars / Sucres 3 g
Protein Protéines 18 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer