Crispy and Quick, Guilt-free Air Fried Beef Fajitas

Fajitas are a popular Tex-Mex dish that originated in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the 1930s. The dish was created by Mexican ranch workers who grilled skirt steak, sliced it, and served it with tortillas. The term ‘fajita’ comes from the Spanish word ‘faja’, meaning ‘belt’ or ‘strip’, which refers to the cut of meat used for the dish. In the 1980s, fajitas gained widespread popularity in the United States and have since become a staple in Mexican restaurants.

Air Fryer Beef Fajitas

Recipe by Tyson GregoryCourse: Main CourseCuisine: Mexican
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A delicious and easy way to make beef fajitas using an air fryer. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or for entertaining guests.


  • 1 pound beef, thinly sliced

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • 1 bell pepper, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • tortillas, for serving

  • optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole


  • In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  • In a separate bowl, toss beef with 1 tablespoon olive oil and spice mixture.
  • Add sliced onions and bell peppers to the beef mixture and toss to combine.
  • Place beef and vegetable mixture in the air fryer basket and drizzle with remaining olive oil.
  • Cook at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
  • Serve hot with warm tortillas and optional toppings.
  • Enjoy your delicious air fryer beef fajitas!


  • Make sure to preheat your air fryer before cooking.
  • You can use any type of beef, such as flank steak or sirloin.
  • Feel free to add your favorite toppings and serve with warm tortillas.

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