Classic Fajita Marinade

Classic Fajita Marinade

As you can see by my recipe printed in 2007, this fajita marinade recipe has been used A LOT! It is simple, tasty and our go-to though we often take liberties with the measurements.

I printed this recipe from which now appears to be back before Paul and I met. Both this recipe (and Paul) are keepers.


  • 3/4 pound tri-tip or flat-iron steaks, or boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 T fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 t chili powder
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • 1/2 t hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 t ground black pepper
  • 1/2 t salt
  • splash Worcestershire sauce and/or soy sauce


Combine the marinade ingredients in a large container or baggie. Add the meat and marinate overnight for steaks and at least an hour for chicken.

Pro tip: Reserve a tablespoon or two of the marinade before you add the meat for some added flavor to grilled onions and peppers.

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