Freezer Meal Recipes: Steak Fajitas
Beef Fajitas are a great freezer meal!
Fajitas are a nice freezer meal to have on hand for the family, to exchange in a freezer meal group, or to give to another family. Easy to make, customize-able, family-friendly, and delicious!
The only down side to these fajitas is that beef can be expensive. I chose to use a top round cut because it was on sale at a local grocery store, but you can probably get away with using most any boneless beef steak. Slice the meat across the grain to help tenderize it.
Even on sale though, beef usually costs more than chicken. Feel free to try the fajitas with chicken instead of beef if you want to! I’m sure it will still be wonderful!
The prep for this fajita freezer meal involves a lot of slicing and and some marinade-making, but no cooking. After thawing the freezer meal and before serving is when all of the stir-frying action happens. It only takes about 13 minutes to cook it all up!
This freezer meal has four elements to package together, but separately – marinated beef, tortillas, veggies, and cheese. It works well to put all of it in a 2-gallon or 2.5-gallon size resealable bag. (Looks like you can buy them online, if you want to!) If you can’t find a large resealable bag, you can just wrap everything up in a few plastic grocery bags, but it would be a good idea to make sure the resealable bags within are of freezer quality to help protect the food.
To make this TERRAfit-friendly, use low-sodium soy sauce and olive oil. Then skip the sour cream when serving and use whole grain or corn tortillas.
This recipe is from the cookbook Fix, Freeze, Feast.
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Freezer Meal Recipes: Steak Fajitas
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless top sirloin steaks, or other steak
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 6 cloves)
- 1 onion, cut into strips
- 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 10 flour tortillas
- 6 pounds boneless top sirloin steaks, or other steak
- 1/2 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 8 teaspoons minced garlic (about 24 cloves)
- 4 onions, cut into strips
- 4 green bell peppers, cut into strips
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese (about 1 pound)
- 40 flour tortillas
For cooking and serving each entree:
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or other fajita toppings
Preparing 4 Entrees For the Freezer:
- You will want several resealable bags: 4 two-gallon bags (labeled), 4 one-gallon bags for beef, 4 one-quart bags for veggies, 4 sandwich or one-quart bags for cheese, and 4 one-quart or gallon bags for tortillas.
- Rinse and trim steaks.
- Cutting across the grain, slice each steak into thin strips.
- Divide beef evenly among four 1-gallon bags.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together lime juice, soy sauce, oil, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and pepper.
- Divide the marinade evenly over the beef.
- Measure two teaspoons of minced garlic into each bag.
- Seal the bags.
- Divide onion and green pepper strips evenly among four 1-quart bags.
- Measure 1 cup cheese into sandwich or quart bags.
- Place 10 tortillas into quart or gallon bags, depending on the size of tortilla you choose.
- In each of the 2-gallon bags, place a bag of beef, onions and peppers, cheese, and tortillas.
- Seal and freeze flat.
Prepare after Freezing:
- Completely thaw one entree in the refrigerator.
- Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add onions and peppers and stir-fry until soft, about 3 minutes.
- Remove veggies from skillet and add beef.
- Stir-fry until browned, about 10 minutes.
- Remove skillet from heat and return veggies, stirring to combine.
- Serve with tortillas, cheese, and any other fajita toppings.