Chili Lime Steak Fajitas in Foil Packs

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Tender, flavorful, and easy Chili Lime Steak Fajitas prepared in foil packs! This no fuss, fresh, and seriously delicious steak fajitas recipe is sure to be a major hit!

Chili Lime Steak Fajitas in Foil Packs topped with dollop of sour cream, slices of avocado, onions, and bell peppers.


 

Chili Lime Steak Fajitas are the absolute BEST Fajitas I’ve ever had. They taste exactly like the ones at Chili’s. Marinated in lime juice, garlic, and cumin, these fajitas make a mighty fine weeknight dinner that you can have on the table in 30 minutes. OR 3 hours, if you have time to marinate the steak. My Steak Fajita Roll Ups and the Steak and Potato Foil Packs are a couple of my readers’ favorite recipes, so I was really excited to get those two together, in some form or another, and get to cooking and eating.

Close-up image of a Foil Pack with Chili Lime Steak Fajitas and a fork taking a bite out of it.

Ingredients

  • For the Marinade: fresh lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and salt.
  • For the Fajitas: flank steak, bell peppers, yellow onion, olive oil, dried oregano, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • For the (optional) Sides: flour tortillas, avocado slices, lime wedges, sour cream, and cilantro

How To Make Steak Fajitas in Foil Packs

What we’ve got here are two of my favorite things coming together in holy food matrimony: Steak Fajitas and foil Packs! They are exceptionally easy to make and are out-of-this-world amazing! Prepared with peppers and onions, it’s an instant classic.

  1. Marinade: Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and salt. Pour the marinade over the sliced steak and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight. If you don’t have time to let the steak sit for that long, let it marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Foils: Cut up four 12 x 12 aluminum foil sheets and set aside.
  3. Veggies: Slice some peppers and onions and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika and oregano.
  4. Fill the Foils: Portion out the peppers mixture and arrange in the center of each foil sheet. Portion out the steak slices and arrange over the vegetables. Close the foils and wrap them up tightly around the steak and vegetables.
  5. Oven: Cook at 425˚F for 15 minutes or until done. I suggest cooking for 13 minutes in the oven, then opening up the packets and putting them under the broiler for a couple of minutes to get that bit of browning on top.
  6. Or Grill: You can also grill the steak fajitas foil packets over high heat for around 7 minutes per side.
Steak Fajitas in a foil pack, topped with avocado slices and a dollop of sour cream.

What To Serve with Fajitas

Steak fajitas are a flavorful and versatile dish. You could serve the fajitas over flour tortillas or lettuce wraps. Break out of tradition and try them with lavash bread! A simple side of rice, whether Mexican rice or this fiesta rice, pairs well with the rich flavors of the fajitas. A fresh heirloom tomato salad or this simple tabbouleh salad can also balance the richness of all the flavors.

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Chili Lime Steak Fajitas in Foil Packs

Enjoy the simplicity and deliciousness of Chili Lime Steak Fajitas in Foil Packs. They're tender, flavorful, and always a crowd-pleaser!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinade: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

For the Steak and Marinade

  • 1 pound flank steak,, thinly sliced
  • 2 limes, , juiced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic,, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Fajitas

  • 2 bell peppers,, cut into strips (any color)
  • 1 medium yellow onion,, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder,, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet or smoked paprika,, or to taste
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper,, to taste

Optional Sides

  • flour tortillas
  • avocado slices
  • lime wedges
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Place the steak slices in a large mixing bowl, a baking dish, or a freezer bag.
  • Whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili powder, and salt.
  • Pour the marinade over the steak slices, mix around until evenly coated, and cover. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or up to 24 hours.
  • Remove steak from fridge and set aside to come to room temperature.
  • Cut up four 12 x 12 aluminum foil sheets and set aside.
  • Place the sliced bell peppers and sliced onions in a large mixing bowl and season with olive oil, oregano, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper; mix to combine.
  • Portion out the peppers mixture and arrange in the center of each foil sheet.
  • Remove the steak from the marinade; portion out the steak slices and arrange over the vegetables inside the foil packs. Discard the marinade. 
  • Close the foils and wrap them up tightly around the steak and vegetables.
  • Arrange the foil packs on a baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes or until done. I suggest cooking for 13 minutes in the oven, then opening up the packets and putting them under the broiler for a couple of minutes to get that bit of browning on top.
  • You can also grill the steak fajitas foil packs over high heat for around 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer should read 125˚F in the center for medium rare and 135˚F for medium.
  • Remove from oven or grill and serve with flour tortillas, avocado slices, lime wedges, sour cream, etc.

Notes

Storage: Transfer leftovers to airtight containers and refrigerate for 3 days. You can freeze the steak and vegetables in separate airtight containers or freezer bags for 2 to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Foil Pack | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 655mg | Potassium: 605mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2090IU | Vitamin C: 88.4mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2.6mg

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9 Comments

  1. Barb says:

    I rated it 3 as there are no amounts listed on anything.

    1. Katerina says:

      Hi,
      All that information is listed in the recipe card. The recipe card is toward the bottom of the post, right above the comments section. SO you just missed it. You can also click on “Jump To Recipe” at the top of the post, right under the recipe’s title.

  2. Angela Rojas says:

    They were amazing and super easy to make!!! 10/10 great recipe will definitely try again! My husband loveddd them!

  3. Jen says:

    Fajitas are my go to to order when we go out. I’m so excited to make them at home now. The Chili Lime marinade sounds wonderful!

  4. Renee@Renee's Kitchen Adventures says:

    I love fajitas better than tacos and I love how easy these sound to make. Definitely going on our menu this week! Thanks for posting.

  5. Steph says:

    Fajitas are my favorite thing to order when I go out to eat. I love how easy these are to make with foil packs!

  6. Alli says:

    This is awesome. We adore this so much. Thank you!

  7. Aimee Shugarman says:

    Favorite dinner! We loved it 🙂

  8. Karl says:

    These look ace. Giving this a go. Steak mmm