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Easy Grilled Steak Fajitas for Two. A red curry paste marinade and fresh avocado crema make for tasty and easy grilled steak fajitas at home!

Easy Grilled Steak Fajitas for Two

A few years ago, Iron Chef Bobby Flay Steak, faced off against Father Leo of Plating Grace in a steak fajita challenge with his 30-plus ingredient recipe for Red Curry Marinated Skirt Steak Fajitas.

Flay’s recipe included a BBQ rub for the steak, pickled roasted peppers, barbecued onions, and an avocado crema to top it all off.

While this flavor combination sounds utterly fabulous, let’s face the facts, Bobby. Thirty-plus ingredients? Really?

Don’t get me wrong, I love Bobby Flay. In fact, Bobby Flay’s Grill It! cookbook is on my bookshelf and gets used again and again every summer.  Recipes like NY Street Dogs and Onion Sauce + Red Pepper Relish will seriously up your hotdog game!

A plate of food on a table, with grilled steak fajitas and guacamole

How to Make Easy Steak Fajitas

Cinco de Mayo had me researching fajita recipes when I found Bobby’s original recipe. My version of EASY Grilled Steak Fajitas for Two has less than half the number of ingredients without sacrificing flavor.

  1. Marinate a flat iron steak for three to four hours in red curry paste, fresh lime juice, and canola oil.
  2. To ensure the steak remains tender and juicy, preheat the grill to a high heat and sear the steak for about four minutes on each side.
  3. Allow the meat to rest—this is important—then slice and drizzle with a honey-lime mixture.
  4. Sauté julienned sweet onion and your choice of bell peppers (I think red bell peppers are a must!) with a little canola oil in a preheated cast iron skillet until they are slightly charred and tender. If you like, add a teaspoon of red curry paste at the end of cooking.
  5. Toss the ingredients for the avocado crema into a food processor and pulse until smooth and you’re ready to layer it all onto warmed tortillas.
A plate of food on a table, with sliced grilled steak for fajitas

To make this recipe, you may need…

Honestly, I use my Ninja blender ALL. THE. TIME. It’s perfect for blending up this avocado salsa, making smoothies, and purees.

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  • Grilled Salmon Salad — My copycat version of a similar salmon salad that was once the Bravo restaurant menu
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  • Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Blueberry Salsa — Easy enough for  weeknight grilling or fancy enough for your next Summer dinner party!
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  • BEST Grilled Salmon — One of my most popular recipes, this grilled salmon has a slightly sweet and smoky flavor and is grilled to perfection in just around 15 minutes!
A plate of food on a table, with grilled steak fajitas and guacamole

Easy Grilled Steak Fajitas for Two Recipe

Watch out, Bobby! I may not be ready for a throw-down, but I am ready to throw another flat iron steak on the grill and chow down on these fajitas!

This meat is so delicious that you could skip the toppings — but don’t! Happy Cinco de Mayo, my friends!

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A plate of food on a table, with grilled steak fajitas and guacamole

Easy Grilled Steak Fajitas

Easy Grilled Steak Fajitas for Two. A red curry paste marinade and fresh avocado crema make for tasty and easy grilled steak fajitas at home!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Course Beef
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 servings
Calories 1741 kcal


  • 1 lb. skirt steak or flat iron steak
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 4 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice divided
  • 1/4 cup canola oil plus one tablespoon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 large sweet onion julienned
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper julienned
  • 1/2 large green bell pepper julienned
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-6 flour tortillas warmed

Avocado Crema

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons water


  • Cut steak into two portions and place in a glass dish. Whisk together the red curry paste, 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice and 1/4 cup canola oil and pour over the steak. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together honey and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Set aside, reserving half for basting the steak during grilling.
  • Heat grill to medium high heat. Heat one tablespoon canola oil in a cast iron skillet, either on the stove or on a side burner of the grill, and add the peppers and onions. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until slightly charred and tender.
  • Add steak to the grill, discarding the marinade. Season with salt and pepper and grill approximately 4 minutes on each side, or until the steak reaches the desired temperature, basting with the reserved honey-lime mixture.
  • Remove steak from the grill and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Place meat on a platter and drizzle with remaining honey-lime mixture. Serve fajitas on warmed flour tortillas with the sautéed veggies and garnish with avocado crema.

Avocado Crema

  • Just before cooking, place ingredients for the avocado crema into a food processor and pulse until smooth. Set aside.


Recipe adapted from Bobby Flay.


Serving: 1gCalories: 1741kcalCarbohydrates: 150gProtein: 84gFat: 91gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 64gCholesterol: 170mgSodium: 1448mgFiber: 15gSugar: 47g

Life Love and Good Food does not claim to be a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information shared on this site is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

Keyword fajitas, grilled steak, red curry marinade
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About Sheila Thigpen

Recipe Developer, Food Photographer, Food Writer

Sheila Thigpen is the publisher of Life, Love, and Good Food — a Southern food blog — and the author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook. After 20+ years in the publishing industry, she retired in 2018 to focus on her own creative endeavors full time. She and her husband live near the beautiful Smoky Mountains and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. As an influencer, Sheila has collaborated with brands like Creamette, Kroger, HERSHEY’S, Hamilton Beach, Garafalo Pasta, OXO, Smithfield, Valley Fig Growers, and more.

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