Chili Lime Steak Fajitas with Veggie Medley

These yummy Chili Lime Steak Fajitas are brought to you by Fiesta Brand Seasonings.

Loaded with amazing Mexican flavors, these quick and easy Chili Lime Steak Fajitas are one of our go to dinners!  Marinated steak, seared hot and served up with a mixture of squash and peppers makes a low carb and keto friendly meal your entire family will swoon over!

Chili Lime Steak Fajitas with Squash & Peppers - Low Carb, Keto, Dairy Free

It has been absolutely gorgeous the past few days around here and we are enjoying every minute!  For us that means that cooking moves out of the kitchen and outside to the grill! This is my favorite time of year to grill because we have not yet reached the sweltering 100 degree temperatures that Texas Summers bring!!  These Chili & Lime Steak Fajitas are one of our favorite low carb meals to cook on the grill…they are quick, easy and so full of beefy flavor!

Chili Lime Steak Fajitas with Squash & Peppers - Low Carb, Keto, Dairy Free

For great authentic steak fajitas there are two cuts of meat that you can use: flank or skirt.  There advantages and disadvantages to but both are super flavorful and so delish if done right!  Both steak cuts come from the underside of the cow and have a really defined grain which makes them great for marinating or soaking up flavors. 

Flank steak tends to be a thicker cut which is easier to cook the perfect medium rare or medium temperature.  It’s also a leaner cut which means if you overcook it or slice it too thick it will be tough and dry! 

Chili Lime Steak Fajitas - Low Carb, Keto, Dairy Free

Skirt steak is commonly used for Mexican steak fajitas and is a thinner but fattier cut with great beefy flavor.  The grain of the meat is more course than you will find in a flank steak.  There is thick membrane on the back of a skirt steak that needs to me removed before cooking.  The cut is often super thin and a little thicker on one side which makes cooking it to a specific temperature more difficult…but aim for medium!  You will want to cook this cut super hot, searing it quickly so you don’t over cook it.  That being said, skirt steak is fattier and is forgiving if overcooked as long as you slice it thinly across the grain.   

I have tested this recipe with both types of steak and prefer skirt steak for these steak fajitas!  Even the parts of the steak that are cooked to well done due to the thinness are so flavorful and juicy…its almost fool proof!

Chili Lime Steak Fajitas - Low Carb, Keto, Dairy Free

These steak fajitas are seasoned and marinated with a blend of Mexican spices, garlic and fresh lime, before being seared on a hot grill!  Be sure to use quality spices…it makes a difference!  I am in love with the spices and seasonings from Fiesta Brand Seasonings.  They are always great quality, fresh, easy to find and affordable!  Check them out here!

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If you don’t have a grill, these steak fajitas can also be cooked under the broiler for a quick sheet pan meal!

Steak Fajitas with Squash & Peppers - Low Carb, Keto, Dairy Free

To change it up from the more traditional fajitas and to keep these steak fajitas low carb, keto friendly, and dairy free, we served them up with a colorful mixture of yellow squash, zucchini, poblanos, bell pepper and onion!  You’ll never miss the tortilla! 

Chili Lime Steak Fajitas with Squash & Peppers - Low Carb, Keto, Dairy Free

Great for a quick weeknight meal, these Chili & Lime Steak Fajitas are sure to become a new family favorite!

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Chili Lime Steak Fajitas with Squash & Peppers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Loaded with amazing Mexican flavors, these quick and easy Steak Fajitas are one of our go to dinners! Marinated steak, seared hot and served up with a mixture of squash and peppers makes a low carb and keto friendly meal your entire family will swoon over! 8 net carbs per serving!

Course: Main Course
Keyword: BBQ, dairy free, fajitas, grill, keto, low carb, steak fajitas
Servings: 4
Calories: 482 kcal
Ingredients
For the Fajitas:
  • 1 ½ pound skirt steak membrane removed
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 ½ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
  • ½ tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 2-3 garlic cloves finely minced or 1 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. fresh lime juice
For the Veggies:
  • 2 zucchinis sliced in ½” rounds
  • 1 yellow squash sliced in ½” rounds
  • ½ purple onion sliced
  • 1 poblano pepper seeded and sliced into strips
  • 1 colored bell pepper seeded and sliced into strips
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
Instructions
For the Fajitas:
  1. In a small bowl combine the salt, paprika, chili powder, cumin and granulated garlic, if using. Stir well to combine. Sprinkle the seasoning evenly over the skirt steak on both sides, rubbing it in. Place the steak in a ziptop bag, add the olive oil, fresh garlic if using and the line juice. Close the bag and shake it up making sure that the entire steak is coated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 3 hours.
  2. Grill meat over a hot direct heat till meat is to desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side. To broil, move the rack in to oven close to the broiler and broil until charred, about 2-4 minutes per side. Tent the cooked meat with foil and let the steak rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice across the grain and serve with veggies.
For the Veggies:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a large sheet pan with parchment and set aside. In a large bowl, combine all the veggies and the next 5 ingredients and toss to coat the veggies. Spread them out on the lined sheet pan and bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes or until desired doneness.

Recipe Notes

If broiling your steak you can cook the veggies and the steak on the same pan. Cook the veggies for 10 minutes at 425. Remove from the oven and add the steak to the pan. Move your oven rack up close to the broiler, turn the broiler on high and broil the steak for 2-4 minutes per side….this will char the veggies some too…YUM! Keep and eye on the those veggies though so they don’t burn!

Likewise you can cook the veggies on the grill! We like to place all the seasoned veggies on a large piece of heavy duty foil and wrap them up in a pouch. Poke a few holes in the top of the pouch and place on the grill. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until desired doneness!

Nutrition Facts
Chili Lime Steak Fajitas with Squash & Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 1569mg 65%
Potassium 1052mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 36.7%
Vitamin C 110.2%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 26.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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