Dump And Start Instant Pot Steak Fajitas (GF)

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This Instant Pot Steak Fajitas recipe is full of amazing flavor, yet so quick and easy to make. All that’s needed is just 6 simple ingredients and a few minutes to make healthy Instant Pot fajitas that are perfect for dinner for those busy weeknights.

Suitable for Gluten Free diets. Post include Weight Watchers points.

a wooden cutting board filled with completed instant pot steak fajitas

When life gets busy having a healthier, quick option for dinner is not just a time saver, but a lifesaver. Thankfully, this Dump and Start Instant Pot Steak Fajitas delivers all that and more. Plus it is a great excuse for you to whip up some homemade fajita seasoning to have to hand whenever you need it.

These Instant Pot Fajitas are so great for a busy weeknight meal. If Tex-Mex is a family favorite then you will absolutely love these Instant Pot Fajitas. They are waaaaaayyyy better than takeout fajitas. Plus you can whip up a Dump And Start Chicken Fajitas in the Instant Pot too.

And if you are hosting a party or special celebration, this recipe is simple enough to double or triple to feed the whole crowd something healthy and delicious. The Steak Instant Pot Fajitas are great for Cinco De Mayo, Quinceanera’s and many other festivities.

Instant Pot Fajitas – Why You’ll Love Them

  • Instant Pot Fajitas are a frugal meal made with only 6 staple ingredients that you already have in your cupboard.
  • A true Dump and Start Instant Pot recipe, which means making these Instant Pot Steak and Pepper Fajitas requires virtually no effort at all!
  • This recipe is super versatile and totally customizable. Change up the seasonings, swap in different veggies, and add as many topping as you like.
  • They are healthier than the ones you order in restaurants, since you don’t have to use any oil.
  • A great meal prep solution. Prep and freeze to cut from frozen later (more about this below), or transform the leftovers into various meals all week long.
steak fajitas instant pot method served with tortillas and various toppings

Ready to learn just how easy and fun it is to make Instant Pot Steak Fajitas? Gather up your ingredients and I will show you…..

How to Make Instant Pot Steak Fajitas

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Pour your stock into the Instant Pot insert.
  2. Add your choice of cut beef strips and your seasoning for your Instant Pot Beef Fajitas.
  3. Top meat with peppers and onions.
  4. Put your Instant Pot cover on, seal the Instant Pot Fajitas and turn on high pressure or set pressure cooker on Manual for 8 mins. If you have a tougher cut of beef, set it for 9 mins.
  5. Cook until they’re done. Perform a Quick Pressure Release and add the lime juice over top of your Instant Pot Fajitas.
  6. Using a slotted spoon, remove your mixture and set in serving dish.
  7. Serve your Instant Pot Steak Fajitas in tortillas, with quinoa or rice, etc. Feel free to pick your toppings that you like.
image collage showing the steps for making instant pot steak fajitas

How To Make These In The Slow Cooker

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Add all the ingredients in the slow cooker, plus 1 cup of diced tomatoes.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hrs. Cooking for 3.5 hrs works best for me. Or, if you need a longer cook time, cook on low for 6-7 hrs.
  3. Shred the meat if necessary.
  4. Serve your Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas with toppings of your choice.
wood cutting board holding 3 completed steak fajitas and lime wedges

How To Make Steak Fajitas – Stovetop Method

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Mix 2 tbsp of olive oil with juice of 1 lime with your taco seasoning. Use this as a marinade for your beef.
  2. On the stovetop in a pan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  3. Add peppers and onions to the pan and cook for 4-5 mins.
  4. Remove veggies from the pan and set aside. Add the steak strips to the pan.
  5. Cook steak for 7-8 mins, then add the marinade to the pan with the steak.
  6. Next, add the veggies back into the pan and stir for 1 min.
  7. Serve your stovetop steak fajitas with the toppings of your choice.
cast iron skillet containing the cooked steak fajita mixture

Recipe Tips

  • Cook time noted does not include time for Instant Pot to come up to pressure or for the pressure to release.
  • Make sure to cut the steak against the grain when you’re cutting your Instant Pot Steak into strips.
  • Slice the veggies into thicker strips so when they cook they don’t turn into mush and break apart.
  • Feel free to use chicken or vegetable stock instead of beef stock.
  • If you like your fajitas with a little heat, add in some chili powder, cayenne or chipotle pepper.
  • To keep this recipe gluten free, make sure to use gluten free tortillas.
  • Don’t have beef? No worries, just make these tasty Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas instead.
  • You can brown the steak in Instant Pot before adding the veggies, but this recipe is simple enough that you don’t have to.
top down view of the cooked instant pot steak fajitas in the instant pot

FAQs

Can You Cook Your Instant Pot Fajitas from Frozen?

Yeap. You can absolutely cook these Instant Pot steak and veggie fajitas from frozen, and it is super simple to do. Just follow these easy steps:

  • Buy your steak and veggies ahead of time
  • Cut your steak and veggies and season them.
  • Toss them in your Freezer Storage Bags and freeze them.
  • When you’re ready, toss veggies and steak in Instant Pot and cook from frozen, adding a minute or two to the cook time if needed.

Meal Prep

Instant Pot Steak Fajitas recipe is fantastic for meal prep. You can cut up all of the ingredients and then store it in the freezer so it’s ready to be cooked from frozen, as instructed above. And you can even make it all ahead and it will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.

This recipe can be served as classic Instant Pot Fajitas, but the leftovers can also be served as other meal ideas. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, that is.

Transform your Instant Pot Beef Fajitas into burrito bowls, use them for toppings on salads, wrap them up into Gluten Free salad wraps and perfect on-the-go lunchboxes. See how versatile these Instant Pot Steak Fajitas are?!

And speaking of meal prep, make sure to grab your copy of my  Free Meal Planning Kit that will help you whip up all sorts of amazing Instant Pot recipes.

close up view of assembled instant pot steak sajitas with lime wedges and a dish of salsa

What Cut of Steak is Best ?

When cooking with your Instant Pot, for this Instant Pot Beef Fajitas recipe, it’s best to use a tougher cut of steak.

I used Sirloin as my beef cut choice, but flank steak is also a popular cut of steak for fajitas.

Low Crab Instant Pot Steak Fajitas

To make Low Carb Instant Pot Steak Fajitas that are suitable for those following a Paleo, Whole 30, or Keto eating plan, skip the tortillas and serve your Instant Pot Steak Fajitas on a bed of lettuce.

three steak fajitas on a wooden cutting board

Fajitas Topping Ideas

Instant Pot Steak Fajitas are easily customizable, and you can get creative by adding all sorts of various toppings. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Mexican rice
  • Refried, Pinto or Black beans
  • Quinoa
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Shredded cheese
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Black olives

Instant Pot Steak Seasoning Mix

Hey, this recipe is all about making life easy. So go ahead and buy your very favorite fajita spice mix from your grocery store. Make sure it’s a gluten free seasoning mix though, since everything else has been kept gluten free.

However, if you prefer to make your own Instant Pot Steak Seasoning Mix it’s actually quite simple. Make sure to test the seasoning mix and vary the spices to suit your taste.

Just combine your herbs and spices, then store in an airtight container (a small Mason jar works well). Now you’ve got your very own Instant Pot Beef Fajita Seasoning Mix ready to use whenever the mood strikes.

Here is one tried-and-true combination steak fajitas seasoning recipe that really works.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with any (or all!) of these delicious sides.

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Instant Pot Steak Fajitas Weight Watchers Points

There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of Instant Pot Fajitas.

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Originally published 2018.

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Instant Pot Steak Fajitas

These Instant Pot Steak Fajitas are a versatile, Tex-Mex family favorite that is quick and simple to make.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex-Mex, Western
Servings: 4
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

Instant Pot Steak Fajitas Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 lbs (450g) sirloin steak or flank steak cut into strips
  • 1 1/2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 3 bell peppers (multi-color) deseeded, and sliced into big strips
  • 1 onion peeled and cut into half rings
  • Juice of 1-2 limes to suit your taste

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Pour your stock into the Instant Pot insert.
  • Add beef strips and seasoning to the Instant Pot insert.
  • Top your Instant Pot Steak with the peppers and onions.
  • Put your Instant Pot lid on, lock and set to high pressure / manual pressure for 8 mins. If you have a tougher cut of beef, set it for 9 mins.
  • Perform a Quick Pressure Release, then open the lid and pour the lime juice over top of your Instant Pot Fajitas.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove the Instant Pot steak, peppers and onions and set in serving dish.
  • Serve your Instant Pot Steak Fajitas in tortillas with quinoa or rice and your choice of toppings.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients in the slow cooker, then add 1 cup of diced tomatoes.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hrs. Cooking for 3.5 hrs works best for me. Or, if you need a longer cook time, cook on low for 6-7 hrs.
  • Shred meat if necessary and serve with tortillas and your choice of toppings.

Stovetop Instructions

  • Mix 2 Tbsp of olive oil with juice of 1 lime with your taco seasoning. Use this as a marinade for the beef.
  • On the stovetop in a pan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Add the peppers and onions to the pan and cook for 4-5 mins.
  • Remove veggies from the pan and set aside. Add the steak strips to the pan.
  • Cook steak strips for 7-8 mins, then add the marinade to the pan with the steak.
  • Next, add the veggies back in and stir for 1 min.
  • Serve your stovetop steak fajitas with tortillas and your choice of toppings.
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Notes

  • Cook time noted does not include time for Instant Pot to come up to pressure or for the pressure to release.
  • Make sure to cut the steak against the grain when you’re cutting your Instant Pot Steak into strips.
  • Slice the veggies into thicker strips so when they cook they don’t turn into mush and break apart.
  • Feel free to use chicken or vegetable stock instead of beef stock.
  • If you like your fajitas with a little heat, add in some chili powder, cayenne or chipotle pepper.
  • To keep this recipe gluten free, make sure to use gluten free tortillas.
  • Don’t have beef? No worries, just make these tasty Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas instead.
  • You can brown the steak in Instant Pot before adding the veggies, but this recipe is simple enough that you don’t have to.
There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in a serving .

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2888IU | Vitamin C: 116mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg

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