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Leftover Steak Equals Fajita Night!

Leftover steak fajitas

Here’s What To Do With Your Leftover Steak



I love steak and sometimes I just can’t finish it.  I know that reheating it alone will be a disappointment.  See my post on Restaurant Style Stove-To-Oven Steak

For me, there are only two options for leftover steak.  

A) Eat it in thin slices cold on a sandwich or B) It’s time for a fajita dinner!

My family loves Mexican food.  There is never a complaint when that’s what I prepare for dinner.  

Leftover steak fajitas are so amazingly simple, yet taste like hours of prep were put into this dish.

So here’s what you do.

Thinly slice your leftover steak.


ĆhSlice your veggies into thin strips. I use onion, jalapeños and red bell pepper.

Mix up a fajita marinade or use a package marinade.

Quick and easy marinade
1 tsp of each of the following:
Garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, paprika and salt.
2 tablespoons cooking oil  
Mix all ingredients and pour over your vegetable and meat mixture.


Place it all in either a large mixing bowl, ziplock bag or Tupperware. Mix well and marinate 2-3 hours minimum.  (I prep in the morning and take it out to cook at dinner time).  *Note- Since the leftover steak has already been cooked it is no problem to marinate with the vegetables.



After it has been marinated, sauté in a large skillet with 1-2 tablespoons cooking oil and 1/8 cup water until the vegetables are cooked to your desired crispness.  I usually sauté about 5-7 minutes so as not to turn them into soggy limp vegetables.  I like al dente vegetables, I like to have a crisp element in most of my food.  The best part is the meat was already cooked so your main focus is on the vegetables.

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Serve up with some warmed flour tortillas, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce and cheese.  If you read my post Tableside Guacamole At Home  it goes amazing with the fajitas as well.

*Hint- if you don’t have enough steak you can add any leftover chicken or shrimp to the mix to expand the serving portion.


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Leftover Steak Equals Fajita Night!


    For the fajitas
  • 1/2 pound leftover steak or chicken, pork or shrimp. Can be a combination of any or all, Thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2-3 jalapeños, thinly sliced
  • *to make less spicy remove the seeds and membranes of the jalapeños
  • For the marinade
  • Use a store bought package or
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons oil


  • Thinly slice the meat and vegetables
  • Mix the marinade
  • Mix the marinade into the meat and vegetables.
  • Store in a covered bowl, ziplock bag or Tupperware
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours
  • Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil in a large skillet over med high heat
  • Add the marinated meat and vegetables
  • Add 1/8 cup of water
  • Sauté for 5-8 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked to your desired consistency
  • Serve with warmed flour tortillas, cheese, sour cream, salsa, hot sauce, guacamole and chips
  • Enjoy!



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