Tender slices of marinated steak, sliced green and red peppers, sliced onions and garlic with a hint of lime stuffed inside warm pita bread. You’ll love this steak fajita pita! Topped with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Add some sour cream, guacamole and salsa and you’ve got a winner!
1 1/2lbs. tri tip ( sliced thin )
1/2 onion ( sliced )
1/2 green pepper ( sliced )
1/2 red pepper ( sliced )
4 cloves garlic ( crushed or minced )
1 tbsp. salt
1 teas. pepper
1 teas. chili powder
2 tbsp. olive oil
juice of 1 lime ( about 2 tbsp. )
Method: Steak Fajita Pita Mix
Slice your steak into strips about 1 1/2in. long and 1/4in. wide. You will want your veggies approximately the same size so everything will cook evenly.
Add your sliced steak, veggies and garlic to a large ziplock bag. Add the seasonings, olive oil and lime juice as well and “smoosh” everything around to coat evenly. Remove as much air from the bag as you can and seal. Marinate for at least an hour, 2 is better.
Fry your mix in small batches in a skillet on high heat. If you try to cook too much at one time the mixture will steam making your steak chewy and your vegetables soggy. Small batches will give the steak a nice sear on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. Your vegetables will remain slightly crunchy which is what you’re looking for.
Transfer your mix to a foil lined bowl and cover. It will stay hot for abut 20 to 30 minutes allowing you to finish cooking your batches. Your fajita mix is ready.
Ingredients: Steak Fajita Pitas
cooked fajita mix
1/2 head lettuce ( shredded )
2 tomatoes ( sliced into half moons )
4 to 6 oz. shredded cheese ( I’m using cheddar )
6 pita rounds
2 to 3 limes ( wedge cut for squeezing over the top )
salsa or hot sauce
Method: Steak Fajita Pitas
Carefully open your bread to make a pocket and place the tops into the bottoms.
Place about 1/4lb. of the fajita mix into the pita bread. From here simply add your favorite toppings and dig in!
Note: Pita bread cools down rather fast so a nice trick is to wrap a piece of foil around it to keep the heat in.
This is a great recipe for a picnic or bbq. You can stuff your steak fajita pita with the lettuce and steak mix and wrap them in foil and throw them on the bbq, about 8 minutes a side on low heat. When they come off the grill open and add your toppings. I’m having mine with rice and beans but french fries, potato salad or cole slaw are also great sides. I hope you’ll have some fun with this steak fajita pita recipe and HAPPY COOKING!