Steak has to be one of my favorite meats to use in the air fryer. It cooks up so perfectly and quickly and is perfect for these air fryer steak fajitas. The key to any good fajita is a nice sear on the meat, and the air fryer does that perfectly.
We eat a tonne of chicken in our house , but every now and then I like to mix it up and use steak. This is a super simple air fryer steak fajitas recipe that comes together in no time at all and is packed full of flavor. The perfect weeknight meal!
The best steak to use for these air fryer fajitas:
If you are using a cheaper cut of steak, make sure to slice it against the grain so it’s not tough to eat.
To make these air fryer fajitas, you will need:
½ red onion: I used red onions because it adds a sweetness to the fajitas, but you could also use white onions.
2 bell peppers: I used red and green bell pepper, but you could use any color that you like.
Optional ingredients: flour tortillas, chili powder, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, lime wedges, fresh cilantro, shredded cheese
1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
5. Cook the steak fajitas for 7 minutes, flipping halfway through. The steak be be tender.
6. Serve with optional toppings such as tortillas, guacamole, sour cream or salsa. Enjoy!
-If you want extra crispy vegetables, cook them in the air fryer for a few minutes before adding the steak.
-For a little bit of heat to the air fryer steak fajitas, add ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the spice mix.
-You could also use fajitas seasoning to make this quicker.
-For a leaner steak, you could use skirt steak or flank steak.
-Any type of bell pepper will work in this recipe. I like to use a mix of red and green peppers.
-If you don’t have avocado oil, you could use olive oil or another type of cooking oil.
How do you keep air fryer fajitas from drying out?
The key to keeping steak fajitas from drying out is not to overcook the meat. Steak should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare, or 160 degrees Fahrenheit for medium. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak before removing it from the air fryer.
What are some other toppings for air fryer fajitas?
In addition to the toppings listed in the recipe, some other great options for topping air fryer steak fajitas include: cheese, grilled corn, black beans, or pico de gallo.
Can I make these air fryer steak fajitas ahead of time?
Leftover steak fajitas can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer or in a skillet on the stove.
How do I reheat steak fajitas?
To reheat steak fajitas, place them in the air fryer basket and cook at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-5 minutes, or until heated through. Alternatively, you can reheat the fajitas in a skillet on the stove over medium-high heat.
Why are my air fryer steak fajitas tough?
If your air fryer steak fajitas are tough, it is likely because the meat was overcooked. Steak should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare, or 160 degrees Fahrenheit for medium. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak before removing it from the air fryer.
Can I use air fryer pepper steak for this recipe?
Yes, you can use air fryer pepper steak for this recipe. Just slice the steak into thin strips and proceed with the recipe as written.
What is a good side dish for steak fajitas?
Some great side dish options for steak fajitas include: rice, beans, salad, or roasted vegetables.
How can I make cube steak fajitas?
To make cube steak fajitas, simply cut the steak into small cubes before cooking. You may need to adjust the cook time slightly if the cubes are particularly large or small. Other than that, follow the recipe as written!
So there you have it , a delicious and easy recipe for air fryer steak fajitas! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Thanks for reading!
Air fryer Steak Fajitas
- Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees.
- While the air fryer is preheating, prepare your vegetables. Cut the onion and peppers into thin strips.
- In a small bowl mix together the spices: garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and onion powder. Rub this all over the steak strips.
- Add the steak and vegetables to the air fryer basket, along with a drizzle of avocado oil.
- Cook the steak fajitas for 7 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Serve with optional toppings such as tortillas, guacamole, sour cream or salsa. Enjoy!