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Air Fryer Fajitas

by Karly


These AIR FRYER FAJITAS turn out tender and flavorful in just 20 minutes! We serve these up on soft flour tortillas with a dollop of guacamole and a sprinkle of shredded cheese.

Three fajitas on a wooden cutting board.

Nothing beats dinner out at our local Mexican joint and I often order the steak fajitas. Of course, it gets pricy eating out all the time and most food tastes better made fresh at home!

We came up with these air fryer steak fajitas one night when a craving hit and I’ve been making them on repeat every since.

My kids are also big fans of our air fryer chicken fajitas, so be sure to give those a try too!

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it’s ready in just 20 minutes! Slice up your steak and veggies season them, and toss them in the air fryer. It really couldn’t be easier and everything cooks together just perfectly.

Serve these with our air fryer tortilla chips and some restaurant style salsa and you’ve got a tasty Mexican meal at home!

Ingredient Notes:

Ingredients for a steak fajita spread on a countertop.

Beef – Skirt steak is our preferred cut for fajitas, but sirloin works well and may be easier to find.

Veggies – Any color bell pepper works well. We like red onion in our fajitas, but yellow onion is also tasty.

Seasoning – We’re using a blend of cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, sugar, and cayenne.

How to make steak fajitas in the air fryer:

Make the Seasoning – Stir together the ingredients for the seasoning. You could also use a packet of fajita seasoning if you wanted, but our homemade blend is so easy and flavorful!

Seasonings in a small white bowl in front of a red pepper.

Chop & Season – Slice the steak and veggies into thin strips and then drizzle with oil and season with the fajita seasoning.

Overhead view of fajita ingredients in an air fryer basket.

Air fry – Spritz or brush oil onto your air fryer basket and then add the steak and veggie mixture to the air fryer. Cook for 12 minutes at 390 degrees F. You need to shake the basket every 5 minutes to keep the ingredients from sticking and to help them cook more evenly.

Cooked fajitas in an air fryer basket

FAQ:

How do I get my fajita steak to be tender?

For the most tender steak, always slice the meat against the grain. This will cut through the fibers in the meat and shorten them, making for a more tender bite every time.

Is steak in the air fryer good?

Resoundingly, and at the top of my lungs yes! Especially when cut into strips or bites. But always yes. The meat cooks perfectly because the heat is so consistent, and the air fryer is so small it is very easy to cook the steak with precision.

How do I reheat fajitas in the air fryer?

Heat your air fryer to 350 degrees F and cook for 4-5 minutes.

Make it Low Carb:

Steak fajitas are one of my go to meals when I’m trying to cut carbs!

This recipe does contain a bit of sugar in the seasoning, which can be reduced, eliminated, or swapped for your favorite sweetener. As is, one quarter of the recipe clocks in at just 7 carbs.

Use your favorite low carb tortillas (Mission brand is my fav!) or serve these fajitas over a salad or just in a pile on a plate with your favorite toppings.

Steak fajitas and avocados in front of an air fryer basket.

Recipe Tips and Substitutions

Skrit steak can be tricky to find, but sirloin is a great substitute!

Some of our favorite fajita toppings include guacamole, sour cream, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, salsa, and/or queso dip.

More Mexican Inspired Air Fryer Recipes:

Close up of a folded steak fajita being held up to the camera.

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Three fajitas on a wooden cutting board.

Air Fryer Fajitas

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These air fryer fajitas turn out tender and flavorful every time thanks to the air fryer. Our homemade seasoning blend really amps up the flavor, but you could take a shortcut and use a packet of fajita seasoning if you're short on time.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skirt steak, see notes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne

Instructions

  1. Slice the steak into thin strips, cutting against the grain, and place in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Slice the peppers and onion into strips and add to the steak.
  3. Drizzle the oil over the steak and vegetables.
  4. Add all of the seasonings to a small bowl and stir to combine.
  5. Sprinkle the spice blend over the steak and vegetables and stir well to coat.
  6. Place in an oiled air fryer basket and cook at 390 degrees for 12 minutes, shaking the basket gently every 5 minutes.
  7. Serve with tortillas and your favorite toppings.

Notes

Flank steak or sirloin steak may also be used in place of skirt steak if it is easier to find.

Skip the sugar or use your favorite sweetener to make these keto friendly and serve over a salad.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 337Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 646mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 29g

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