A Family Meal – Beef Fajita Recipe

Everyone in this family loves beef, from traditional meals like Shepherd’s Pie and tasty beef stew to oriental delights and Mexican favourites. One of the meals that I often cook when I want something that’s full of flavour, but also quick and easy to make, is Beef Fajitas. Beef contains eight essential vitamins and minerals including Niacin, B6, B12, Riboflavin, iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorous as well as being naturally rich in protein. Having a good source of iron in the diet is really important, as it can help reduce tiredness and fatigue and our health visitor is always telling us about how important it is for children too.

The great thing about Beef Fajitas is that they’re very flexible. My son absolutely loves red peppers, onions and courgettes and these mix very well – but you could also substitute these, or add more, for example replace the courgettes with sweetcorn, or add an extra kick with some jalapeño peppers. The salsa that I use is a mild pre-packaged salsa dip, but again you can change how spicy you like it very easily. It’s a recipe absolutely anyone could make no matter what your cooking skills, and I think would be fun for kids to help make too.

For sauce I drizzled BBQ (half sugar and half salt version) and a bit of garlic sauce as those as the flavours my family loves. You can serve with sour cream, guacamole and whatever sides work best for you, whether that’s some potato wedges, nachos, some spicy rice or simply a side salad.

This is a low cost, healthy family meal packed with goodness and it only takes 15-20 minutes to prepare and cook and will only require one pan on the stove (not much washing up, woohoo!)

Beef Fajitas

Easy to make, tasty beef fajitas that can be modified to suit the family.

Servings 4 Fajitas


  • 150 g bell pepper
  • 150g g courgette
  • 100 g onion
  • 200 g salsa
  • 4 pieces tortilla wrap
  • 1 packet fajita seasoning
  • 400 g diced beef steak


  1. Dice beef into small chunks

  2. Slice vegetables

  3. Fry the vegetables and beef until sizzling and well cooked – approximately 5 minutes

  4. Add the fajita seasoning to the beef and vegetables, stirring until well dissolved

  5. Add the salsa to the pan and stir for a few minutes until hot

  6. Spoon the mix onto tortillas and wrap

  7. Drizzle with sauce to suit

  8. Serve with a side of guacamole, sour cream, nachos, wedges, rice or salad!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my Beef Fajita recipe and are going to give it a try with the family soon!

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  • Reply Jen from March 29, 2019 at 10:24 am

    As a Texan I’m not sure how “traditional” courgettes are in fajitas. As a mum, I love them!

    • Reply Christy - WelshMum March 29, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      My toddler absolutely loves courgettes so we have them in literally everything!

  • Reply Ruth March 30, 2019 at 1:17 am

    I love one pan meals they are just so easy to do.

  • Reply George March 30, 2019 at 3:12 am

    This looks yummy Christy. I love those colourful bowls!!

    • Reply Christy - WelshMum March 30, 2019 at 8:51 am

      Thanks – I’m not sure where the two larger ones are from unfortunately (definitely a supermarket though!) but the smaller one is part of a set we bought 10 years ago on our honeymoon in Turkey and that’s my only regret about my honeymoon – not buying more bowls in the Turkish market!

  • Reply Kate April 1, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Sounds so tasty and you have made me hungry! Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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