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Low Carb Steak Fajita Wraps are a quick and easy dinner recipe for busy weeknights. These wraps, loaded with deliciously seasoned meats and vegetables, are ready and on the table in just 30 minutes!
Things are definitely back to full swing busy, busy, busy around here! With fall here, school is back and the kids’ sports are pretty much dictating my schedule. I know I can’t be the only one in need of quick, delicious dinners so I’ve been hard at work coming up with some new recipe ideas!
I have mentioned before that for health reasons, my doctor has recommended a low carb diet to maintain my weight and keto if I intend on shedding some weight. While I try really hard to stick to his recommendations, it can be difficult. I crave flavor and variety so much!
This Low Carb Steak Fajita Wraps recipe features Mission® Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas. These tortillas not only meet my health needs, but the taste, texture, and quality are spot-on to regular tortillas. They are an excellent source of fiber (which is sometimes much needed for those on a low carb diet) and there is zero sugar. Each whole wheat tortilla has only 5 net carbs!
You will always find a bag or two in my pantry. I use them to make breakfast burritos, veggie wraps for lunch, and sometimes I’ll just spread some peanut butter on one and roll it up for a quick snack. Dinner is no exception. These tortillas are so incredibly versatile on the dinner table!
Check out the store locator on the Mission Carb Balance website. While you’re there, be sure to check out some more delicious recipe ideas!
How To Make Low Carb Steak Fajita Wraps
Low Carb Steak Fajita Wraps are fairly similar to traditional fajitas. The ingredients include strips of steak, fresh vegetables, and seasonings. Fajitas are traditionally served on flour or corn tortillas. To keep this recipe low carb, I swap in Mission Carb Balance Whole Wheat Tortillas and wrap everything up inside for added convenience.
To keep this recipe in the 30-minute range, I marinate the steak while preparing the vegetables.
Mix together the olive oil, cumin, oregano, salt, lime juice and zest, cilantro, garlic, and jalapeno pepper – if you are using one. Whisk well.
Pour half of the marinade over the steak and stir to coat well. Cover, and let marinate while you prepare the vegetables.
Remove the stems and cut the red, yellow, and orange peppers in half. Remove the seeds then slice into thin strips. Cut the onion into thin strips as well.
Set a large skillet over medium-high heat and add about a teaspoon of olive oil to coat the bottom with. Dump in the peppers and onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Remove the vegetables to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
Next, add the steak strips to the same pan that was used to cook the peppers. Cook until just done, about 5-7 minutes.
Stir the peppers and reserved marinade back into the pan and heat to warm through.
Warm your Mission tortillas (they are best served warm) in a dry skillet, or microwave oven according to the directions on the back of the package. They really are best when warmed!
Divide the steak fajita mixture between the tortillas, fold in the sides, then roll towards you to close.
Tips and Techniques
- For best results use skirt or flank steak. If you can’t find either of those cuts, you can substitute other thinly slices cuts of steak but it may not be as tender.
- Marinating the steak longer (1-4 hours) will result in more flavor, however, because we save half the marinade to use at the end, there is still plenty of flavor in this recipe.
- Remove the seeds and membrane from the jalapeno if you prefer your fajitas to be milder.
Chili Lime Marinade
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup lime juice * fresh squeezed
- 3 cloves garlic * minced
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves * roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pound thinly sliced steak * skirt, flank, or flat iron
- 1 yellow onion * cut into thin strips
- 3 sweet peppers * cut into thin strips
- 8 tortillas * corn or flour
- Mix together the olive oil, lime juice, garlic, brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt, smoked paprika, oregano, and cilantro. Whisk well.
- Place the steak strips into a large bowl and pour the marinade over the top. Stir gently to coat, then set aside.
- Set a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil.
- Add the strips of peppers and onion and cook until soft and just starting to blister, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate.
- Next, add the steak strips to the same pan that was used to cook the peppers and raise the heat to high (unless you’re using flat iron, then leave it at medium-high).
- Cook until just done through, about 5 minutes.
- Stir the peppers back into the pan and heat to warm through.
- Divide the steak fajita mixture between the tortillas and enjoy.
Tips and Techniques
- For best results use skirt, flank or flat iron steak. Thinly slice the steak before marinating to get the most flavor.
- Marinating the steak longer (1-2 hours) will result in a more intense flavor. However, you don’t want to marinate it too long or it could toughen the meat.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.
How To Make Keto Steak FajitasAll of the ingredients in Steak Fajitas are considered low carb with the exception of the brown sugar and the tortillas. You have a few options to make this recipe low carb and keto friendly:
- Omit the brown sugar or replace it with a sugar free substitute, like Swerve.
- Enjoy them without the tortilla
- Serve the steak and vegetables over cauliflower rice or zoodles
- Use low carb tortillas
How To Make Gluten Free Steak FajitasThis recipe is entirely gluten free with the exception of the flour tortillas. You have a few options to make this recipe entirely gluten free:
- Enjoy them without a tortilla
- Use corn tortillas
- Use gluten free tortillas
- Serve the steak vegetables over rice, cauliflower rice, or zoodles