Steak Fajita Bowls (DF, GF)



Do you like that picture quality?  That’s called “I don’t have great lighting and I really decided this was blog-worthy immediately after making it at 7pm.”   #sorrynotsorry


One of the more interesting things my husband has ever said to me was, “are you sure you’re not Latina?” after making burrito bowls once.  (Side note – I’m not, but my cousins are half-Cuban, which I know is not the same thing.)  We eat a lot of Mexican-inspired dishes (as they’re more or less naturally gluten free), so I took this as a huge compliment.  This meal is really quick to prepare once you’re done slicing vegetables and is tasty and filling to boot.  The husband also says I put the nearly Mexican restaurant to shame.  #winning


Steak Fajita Bowls

Created by: Ashley (me)

Serves: 2



  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 medium yellow onion, julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 small-ish zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch moon-shaped chunks
  • 8 oz (preferably grass-fed) steak
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • 4 cubes frozen cilantro
  • Garlic salt, salt, and cumin to taste.
  • 1 bag of boil-in-bag white or brown rice
  • 1/2 of a lime



  • Prepare rice according to package directions, add in 2 cubes of frozen cilantro (equal to 2 tsp of fresh cilantro) and 1/4 of a lime’s worth of juice.  Set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large saute pan.  Add in all vegetables and season with garlic salt and cumin.
  • Then, slice steak against the grain into 1/2 x 2 inch chunks.  Season with taco seasoning and salt.  Heat other 1 tablespoon of oil in a small saute pan and sear steak so there’s no more pink on the outside (a little pink on the inside is fine).
  • Once vegetables are starting to carmelize, squeeze in 1/4 of lime’s worth of juice and 2 cubes of frozen cilantro (or 2 tsp fresh cilantro).
  • Layer in a bowl starting with rice, then veggies, then steak.
  • Top with favorite taco toppings.




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