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One-Pan Sizzling Steak Fajitas Need This Ingredient

Make a superflavorful steak rub for the best fajitas, at home!
By Published Oct. 26, 2022

You hear the sizzle. You smell the smoky steak and savory vegetables. Before you see the plate, you know it’s time for fajitas. 

Yes. You can get the full experience at home, all in one pan.

Ashley calls this fajita spread the “choose your own adventure of meal-time,” and with good reason. Simply lay out a platter piled high with tender, juicy strips of steak, perfectly charred veggies, and tortillas—anyone eating can add as much or as little as they want.

In the newest episode of our YouTube series Today’s Special with Ashley Moore, she shows you how to make the ultimate One-Pan Steak Fajitas. With an ultraflavorful spice rub and minimal clean-up, this recipe will become your new favorite go-to weeknight meal. 

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This recipe comes together in under an hour with just a few steps. It’s as easy to prepare and toss into the oven as it is to eat.

Have it for a weeknight meal (perfect for picky young eaters) or turn it into a spread for a crowd. Each diner can build their own plate, and trust us, you won’t have to worry about leftovers.  

Now for the star of the meal . . . steak.

Make a smoky spice rub for the steak with a secret ingredient: brown sugar. Not only will the bit of sweetness amplify the spicy, smoky flavors for that signature fajita sizzle, but it promotes caramelization on the meat for a beautiful color and that much more flavor. 

Once your vegetables have slightly softened, scoot them over and plop the steaks next to them. Flavorful flank steaks cook in 8 minutes for medium, plenty of time to prepare your tortilla packet.

Rest the steaks for 5 minutes before slicing them thinly against the grain. (Showcase that gorgeous pink interior!)