How to Prepare Beef and Shrimp Fajitas


This simple sheet pan method for Beef and Shrimp Fajitas makes getting a delicious dinner on the table so fast! As many of you may know, I am a big fan of recipes that can be made in 30-minutes or less. After a long day at work, I find it so challenging to find the time to prepare intricate meals. This recipe is a simple fajita spice mix is tossed with onions, peppers, steak, and shrimp, and everything cooks together in 10 minutes in the Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven!

Nothing gets me excited like a 1-pan dinner that’s ready in 20 minutes. It’s the little things, right?  Fajitas are such a great meal. Veggies, protein, and all the toppings wrapped up in a toasty tortilla. I often order them at Mexican restaurants (always a healthy choice), but they are so crazy simple to make at home. Plus, after a long day of work, I crave a dinner I can prepare in under 30 minutes. 

This recipe uses a smooth spice mix that’s combined and then sprinkled over the fajita veggies (lots of colorful peppers, please!), steak, and shrimp.

For this recipe, you need:

  • Flank steak or skirt steak
  • Shrimp (buy them peeled & deveined or most effortless prep!)
  • Bell peppers (green and red, or toss in some orange and yellow for a rainbow effect)
  • Red or yellow onions
  • Spices: Cumin, chili powder, coriander, and chili flakes
  • Lime juice to add a tangy and fresh flavor!

When using cuts of beef like a skirt or flank steak, be sure to cut it across the grain, so when baked, it is tender.

Sheet Pan Fajitas

Easy 1-pan dinners are my favorite! When testing this recipe, I found it’s one of the simplest versions I have used yet, because the steak and shrimp both cook in the same amount of time. Convenient much?

Preparation is a breeze, just toss all the ingredients in the spice blend and a little fajita seasoning, and you’re ready to get cooking!

To make this even more simple, I baked these fajitas in my Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven. I commonly refer to this countertop appliance as my favorite because this oven doesn’t need to be preheated, meaning it’s ready when I am (and dinner is ready when my family is!).

The Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven comes with a broiling tray and a crisper tray, which I adore! The two trays are dishwasher safe and are large enough to feed a family of four or a 12″ personal pizza. I had some extra veggies left over after loading up the broiler tray, so I tossed those on the crisper tray and baked them after I had pulled the first pan out. This is my favorite appliance all year long, but especially during the summertime. There is no need to heat my full-sized oven when I can easily make dinner (and left-overs for lunch tomorrow) in it. It emits so little heat it’s unnoticeable in my kitchen, a huge bonus when it is super hot outside. This little powerhouse of an oven is excellent for so many reasons. I use it as an economical way to reheat or cook lunch for myself during the workday, but it also is roomy enough inside to cook a full family meal.

How to Serve Beef and Shrimp Fajitas

While the fajitas are baking, decide on the toppings! I love these as lettuce wraps, and that’s how I usually eat them. My family likes a variety of wheat and corn tortillas.

Other topping suggestions:

  • Guacamole or avocado slices
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded lettuce or cabbage

You can also turn these fajitas into a full-on fiesta by serving them with:

Other Sheet Pan Recipes :

Baked Chicken Thighs

Sheet Pan Turmeric Salmon and Delicata Squash

Chilean Seabass and Mixed Vegetables

Sriracha Peanut Cauliflower Rice Bowls

Steak and Shrimp Fajitas

An easy sheet pan dinner that has something for everyone! Steak, shrimp, and lots of fajita veggies, all bake together. This delicious dinner bakes in 10 minutes!

  • 1 lbs steak *flank steak or sirloin work
  • 1/2 lbs shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 onioncut into strips
  • 3 bell peppers cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 box corn tortillas (to serve)
  • 1 bowl guacamole
  • 1 bowl salsa
  • 1 bag shredded cheese
  1. Mix together spices and salt, and set aside.
  2. Cut steak against the grain into thin strips. The thin strips allow for the steak to cook as quickly as the shrimp.
  3. Add all the peppers and onions into a bowl, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and half of the fajita seasoning.
  4. Drizzle the shrimp with the other 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and toss with half of the remaining seasoning.
  5. Sprinkle the rest of the seasoning on the steak.
  6. Add the peppers, steak, and shrimp to a sheet pan in a single layer.
  7. Add the fajitas to the Sharp Superheated Steam Countertop Oven and set the oven to Broil on 485º for 8 minutes.
  8. If baking in a conventional oven, preheat the oven to Broil on high, and when it’s ready, add the baking sheet to the oven for 10-12 minutes.
  9. Serve steak, shrimp and fajita veggies with tortillas and optional toppings.

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