Beef Fajita Skillet Dinner

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on July 20, 2011

While we the thermometers hit the triple digit mark, no one wants to heat up their kitchen…but you also might not want to stand outside and sweat the afternoon away in front of the grill either.

If that’s the case for you, then a simple skillet dinner that only takes 15 minutes to make might be your best option!

Try this tasty beef fajita skillet dinner with some sweet and refreshing fruit on the side for dinner this week!

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Beef Fajita Skillet Dinner

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 3 minutes

Cooking Time – 15 minutes


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil ($.03)
  • 3/4 lb. beef for stir-fry ($2.24)
  • 1 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning ($.03)
  • 1 12 oz. frozen pepper and onion blend ($.80)
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with garlic (or without will work too!) ($.16)
  • 6 corn tortillas, cut into 1 inch strips ($.65)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cantaloupe, watermelon or other refreshing fruit for side dish ($1)


  • Add the olive oil to a large skillet.  Stirfry the beef with the taco seasoning for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the beef has cooked through.
  • Toss in the frozen peppers, diced tomatoes and let cook for 3 to 4 minutes.  Add the corn tortilla strips into the dish and stir into the sauce.
  • Cover and let simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat immediately.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve Beef Fajita Skillet with sliced fruit as side dish.

Cost $4.91

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Beth in Dublin OH July 21, 2011 at 8:44 am

Erin, I’m all for quick & easy meals (just don’t call me quick & easy LOL). I always have taco seasoning on hand, but have only ever used it with ground beef. I’m happy to get new ideas. Your recipe sounds very tasty, thank you for posting it! : )

On a side note, was it hard to get started blogging? I had tried starting one, but didn’t keep it up past a few posts. I enjoy reading other’s blogs, especially the ones with photos (food ones are my favorite). I would get so much personal satisfaction in doing one, especially if a few people liked it and subscribed. How cool would that be?!


Shannon Baukhages July 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

This is close to being totally unrelated to this article, but, I recently used Erin’s homemade taco seasoning on some shrimp fajitas and it was delish!


Lisa July 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I just made this tonight, but I used chicken. My family loved it! Will make it again!


ann b August 3, 2011 at 10:31 pm

I see recipes such as this one that put corn tortillas(and flour tortillas),don’t the tortillas get soggy after cooking them-I did try a mexican lasagna recipe once and the tortillas were so soggy I threw the dinner away-so do they get soggy or did I do something wrong


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom August 4, 2011 at 7:35 pm

You have to serve the dinner quickly after adding the tortillas. It’s a tough timing thing!


Marygail October 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Would left over beef pot roast work well with this recipe?


Cheryl May August 27, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Yum!! I made this with leftover roast beef and it was so good!!


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