Cast Iron Steak Fajitas

I get asked all the time to review cookbooks and such but honestly, I’d rather write recipes than review other people’s books.  
However, I am a big, big, big fan of Hoffman Media and their CEO Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, so when they asked me to review their new book, I was thrilled to pieces!.  Practically every magazine I read is one of hers.  I love, love, love this brand!  So needless to say, when they reached out and asked me to review their new book Southern Cast Iron and make a recipe from it, I was very excited and up for the challenge!
The book contains everything from soups to entrees and desserts too (with a lot of great stuff in between).  I decided to make the yummy Steak Fajitas because it sounded like the perfect supper for busy weeknights.

I used my cast iron skillet (because the book is all about cast iron cooking) but I really think almost every recipe in there could be made in a large non-stick skillet too.  They’re just really good, simple, easy to make, yummy recipes.

I modified my recipe to serve 4 but it could be easily doubled (as per the cookbook) to serve more.

Shopping List
1 pound skirt steak, thinly sliced
1 (12 oz) bottle of Mexican beer (I used Corona)
the juice of 2 limes
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 jalapeno, seeded and sliced
1 red onion, sliced
4 to 6 tortillas (flour, corn or wheat)
Salt and Pepper
Salsa, sour cream, guacamole and/or shredded cheese to garnish, optional

In a large bowl, combine beef, beer, lime juice, garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Cover and refrigerate 20 minutes.

Heat a large cast iron skillet or grill pan over high heat until very hot.  Spray skillet with Pam and add bell pepper, jalapeno and a pinch of salt.  Cook until tender (about 4 or 5 minutes).  Remove from pan to a plate and cover to keep warm.

Add your onion to your hot skillet and saute until translucent (another 4 or 5 minutes).  Add in a dash of salt and pepper and then remove it to your plate and cover too.

Remove steak from marinade (discard marinade) and add steak to your hot skillet.  Stir occasionally and cook until browned and crisp (about 4 or 5 minutes).

Serve your steak in your tortillas alongside your peppers and onions.  Add any garnishes you like.

The marinade this steak was in made it so delicious and so tender!  We really, really, really loved this supper!

I loved this recipe in my new Southern Cast Iron book and can’t wait to try my next (I’m thinking a cobbler next!).

You can enter a chance to win your own copy below!  Good luck!

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  • Eileen June 26, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Yum! This recipe and cookbook look amazing!

  • Miranda Clawson June 26, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Hello!! So since I have started following you blog and using your meal plans supper time at the Clawson's home here in GA has become fun and exciting and I don't consider it a chore anymore 🙂 Thank you, Your AWESOME!!

  • Robin Howell June 26, 2014 at 10:55 am

    This cookbook looks so fun!! Can't wait to try the fajita recipe…yum!

  • Lizzi June 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I love cooking in my cast iron skillet. My skillet was my great grandmothers! I feel like when I use it a little part of her is with me when I'm cooking. Yummy!

  • amy h June 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Those fajitas look awesome! What a great cookbook

  • Amy Klein June 26, 2014 at 11:06 am

    This looks simple and delicious! I bet the cobbler is even better 🙂

  • Anonymous June 26, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Hi and thanks for this fun giveaway!

    jelliebean 1304 at aol dot com

  • Amanda D June 26, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I love finding new ways to use my cast iron! This cookbook looks great!

  • jen June 26, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Looks so yummy!

  • Jamie Allen June 26, 2014 at 11:26 am

    i don't own any cast iron, sadly. i need at least one piece, and soon. i have a childhood memory of the cast iron corn mold thingy my dad had {for lack of a better term} that he made cornbread in.

  • Robin June 26, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Looks like a great cookbook!

  • Robin June 26, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Looks like a great cookbook!

  • Kim Pintar June 26, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Hi Shay!! This cookbook looks awesome!!

  • Stephanie Jennings June 26, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Wow! They look soooo good! I need a cast iron skillet 🙂

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} June 26, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I have such great memories of my grandmother and mom cooking in their cast iron skillets. My favorites were the apricot fried pies my grandmother would make!!! Those fajitas look absolutely delicious.

  • Leslie Motteler June 26, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Yummy! I love fajitas!

  • Paula June 26, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Oh girl, I have both a cookbook and iron skillet addiction!

  • Patty June 26, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Those look yummy! My mom always cooked with an iron skillet

  • Megan June 26, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Just bought a non stick cast iron skillet. Would love to try these recipes!

  • Lindsay Hilosky June 26, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I love cast iron skillets! This recipe looks great!

  • Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam June 26, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I feel like I am the worst southern girl since I don't own a cast iron skillet. Must rectify that situation!

  • Coreline Mayfield June 26, 2014 at 11:46 am

    We inherited my husband's grandmother's cast iron skillet. It's well seasoned, often used and has a lot of good memories for him. These recipes look great!

  • Dana June 26, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I'll have to give this one a try! I made your baked chicken tacos the other night and they were perfect! I also used your "purchase a roast chicken from the store" trick! 🙂

  • twomoellers June 26, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Love this!!!! Looks yummy!

    -morgan M.

  • Lynn T. June 26, 2014 at 11:56 am

    I use my cast iron pan constantly! I love it!

  • Tiffany June 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    I can't wait to try this! I've been looking for a great steak fajita recipe with some flavor!! This looks fantastic! 🙂

  • Jenessa S. June 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    My husband and I make your recipes all the time- love them! Haven't hit a bad one yet. So very much appreciate all the time you put into your blogging!

  • Julie Connelly June 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    I have been wanting a cast iron skillet for awhile now. If I win this cookbook, then I'll HAVE to get one 😉

  • Molly S June 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Thanks for the great recipe and cookbook idea!

  • Kimberly June 26, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    This might be dinner tonight! Looks great!

  • Tiffany June 26, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    i have been on the search for a new cookbook and this sounds great!

  • Lara June 26, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    When my grandmother went home to be with the Lord, I inherited her cast iron skillets. I have so many memories of delicious family meals that were prepared in them. I would love to add some new recipes and more memories with my family of four!

  • Alison June 26, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    This looks so yummy! My husband got a cast iron skillet from my sister a few Christmases ago and treats it lIke his baby! He would so love this cookbook!

  • Tracy June 26, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Hi 🙂

  • Rachel Embery June 26, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    We love mexican and living in Colorado we have many good places to eat. I'm always looking for a way to make fajitas at home!

  • Kathy Olson June 26, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I love any cookbook that has the word southern in it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Rachel Brown June 26, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Oh you have motivated me to dust off my cast iron skillet!! Thanks for the recipe and chance to win the cookbook.

  • nichole June 26, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Looks like a fun cookbook!

  • Toddler Mom June 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I love anything that comes out of a cast iron skillet!

  • Jen Fisher June 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I love my cast iron skillets. They add great flavor to anything. I especially love making my scrambled eggs in mine. I would love to win.

  • Jillian Collura June 26, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    This recipe sounds delicious!

  • Sarah June 26, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Looks yummy!!! You had me at steak 😉

  • DAVID+VICTORIA June 26, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Yum! Those fajitas look delicious!!

  • Anonymous June 26, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I would love to have this cookbook! – Jessica

  • Beth K June 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    YUM! I love my cast iron skillet!! This looks like the best cookbook!

  • Julie Clark June 26, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    This looks great!! I would love to win this!!

  • ehomaha June 26, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I would love to win this cookbook!

  • Anonymous June 26, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    I love cooking with my cast iron! Looks like a great recipe book 🙂

  • LaShawna Shirley June 26, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Hope you having a great day!!

  • Kassi June 26, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I love cooking with my cast iron skillet! This cookbook looks amazing!

  • Maria C. June 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    Can't wait to try this.

  • Tiffany June 26, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    These look delicious! 🙂
    Can't wait to try them!!!

  • Lauren June 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    We just bought our first cast iron skillet and I'd love to try out this recipe! Thanks so much.

  • Allison Kuhse June 26, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I love fajitas, it's my go to order at Mexican restaurants!

  • Kim Taylor June 26, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    This makes me want to dig out my cast iron skillet!

  • Cheri June 26, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Wow…I never thought there would be a cookbook using a cast iron skillet and we just bought one that I haven't used yet. This would be great to try out these recipes.

  • Kristen Tate June 26, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    What a great book and recipe! Can't wait to try it! Yours is the first blog I read every morning. I love it!!

  • Ashley June 26, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    My cast iron skillet is definitely the workhorse in my kitchen! So versatile!

  • Shelly June 26, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Yum! Will definitely be adding this to my list of summer meals

  • Amie June 26, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I haven't gotten a new cookbook in a while, so this is a fun give away 🙂 I usually just use your recipes here for my meals.

  • Darcy June 26, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Looks delicious! I use a cast iron skillet all of the time, but haven't done skirt steak in it. I will have to try that soon. 🙂

  • Maggie Jensen June 26, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Do you think it's necessary to own a cast iron skillet?

  • Life as Dez June 26, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Yum this looks delish! Would love the book.

  • hzeebee June 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    I would love to know some new recipes to cook on my cast iron skillet…

  • Becca Black June 26, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    That marinade sounds so simple & good. We love fajitas in our house

  • Unknown June 26, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    My husband loves cooking with cast iron! We would love this cookbook! Katie Allred

  • marycath17 June 26, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Looks delicious, like all of your own recipes 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook!

  • Katy June 26, 2014 at 3:43 pm


  • Melissa Houser June 26, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    I need some new ideas for my cast iron. Thanks!

  • Melissa Gibbs June 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I would LOVE to win this! We cook with our cast iron cookwear all the time and love it. Will have to try this recipe.

  • Kristen June 26, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Love cast iron! I recently bought a cast iron grill pan and I am enjoying using it for recipes like this.

  • Paula June 26, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Cast iron kind of scares me-the cleaning of it, that is… 😉 Looks like a great cookbook, though. Off to explore cleaning cast iron.

  • Beth June 26, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    My husband loves to cook with his cast iron skillet – this would be a wonderful gift for him!

  • Christy June 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I would love this cook book. We love a cast iron skillet!

  • Sarah Smith June 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I've had my eye on the cookbook for a while now!! I'm a georgia girl that followed her husband up to Boston for a new job so I'm always making southern recipes up here to remind me of home!! PLUS i'm doing a 101 in 1001 challenge (on my blog) and trying new cast-iron recipes is one of my 101 challenges!! The fajitas look delicious!

  • Michelle Nobbe June 26, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    This just confirms that I need to get a cast iron skillet! Love this blog!!

  • Farin June 26, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    HI! I would like a cook book!

  • Laurie S June 26, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Hi Shay – This cookbook looks great! I'll have to unearth my cast iron pan. Would love to win this cookbook!

  • SalBug June 26, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Hi! Love your blog.

  • emilyanne June 26, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    Yum!! These look delicious!

  • Carrie Ferguson June 26, 2014 at 5:34 pm


  • Tracey June 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I don't use my cast iron skillet as much as I'd like – this recipe gives me some great inspiration!

  • Laura June 26, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    I love your blog shay! This recipe looks yummy!

  • Sarah June 26, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Yum! I bet the cobblers are amazing as well. Love me some cast iron:)

  • Kelsey R. June 26, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Looks delicious!

  • Leeanna H. June 26, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    This cookbook looks amazing! I am all for quick and yummy meals!

  • Ashley Ryan June 26, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    I'm always looking for a good new cookbook, this one just may have to be it! Not to mention fajitas are one of my favorite meals 🙂 Simple and easy!

  • Anonymous June 26, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    I just bought my mom a new cast iron skillet and lid for mothers day. She loved it.


  • Heather June 26, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    It all looks so good!

  • Amanda Barfield June 26, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    These look awesome!

  • Liz June 26, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I LOVE cooking with my cast iron skillet. It's one of my favorite kitchen utensils. 🙂

  • Anonymous June 26, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    I hope I win 🙂

  • Anonymous June 26, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    I love cooking in a cast iron skillet! Recipe looks delicious!

    Lisa C

  • mrsuribe June 26, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Adding this recipe to next week's menu.

  • Lindsay D. June 26, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    I love my cast iron! I can't wait to try the recipe!!

  • Verlan June 26, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Looks like a great cookbook full of yummy recipes!

  • Melanie Lien June 26, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    That pecan pie on the cover looks amazing too! We use the fire out of our iron skillets. We have several of varying sizes. If I don't win the cookbook I will def have to pick it up!

  • Melanie Colvin June 26, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    I'm going to make this tonight! The pecan pie in the divided cast iron pan looks great too. I've only every thought to use that pan for cornbread.

  • Lindsay June 26, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I love my cast iron skillet so this cookbook is right up my alley!!

  • Lindsay June 26, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    This recipe looks so yummy!

  • Anonymous June 26, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Just got a cast iron skillet! Could totally use this cookbook!

  • Lyndsey Harms June 26, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Love the blog, and i'd love to have this cook book! thanks for hosting such a great gives-away!

  • Naomi Carpenter June 26, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    This looks so good…& the front page of the cookbook looks SO good too 🙂 -Naomi

  • meg June 27, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Love our cast iron skillet and would love this book!

  • Lindsay Lee June 27, 2014 at 12:53 am

    This looks amazing!!!

  • Erica June 27, 2014 at 2:12 am

    Love my cast iron! Especially on the grill in the summer! 🙂

  • Tiffany Johnson June 27, 2014 at 2:38 am

    I love, love, love cooking with my cast iron skillets. I have 4 different sizes and would love to cook the food in the cookbook using them!

  • Christy June 27, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Howdy! These look simple and delicious! I love my cast iron skillet so this cookbook would be loved and well used!

  • Laura June 27, 2014 at 4:11 am

    I totally get your obsession with cookbooks. I love to read cookbooks too!! A dream of mine is to have my own cookbook one day. A bit of a pipe dream but a girl can dream, right ? 🙂

  • Natalie June 27, 2014 at 4:13 am

    I recently got a cast iron skillet so this cookbook would be great! That recipe looks delicious 🙂

  • Ann June 27, 2014 at 4:28 am

    I don't use my cast iron skillet enough – this recipe books would surely solve that problem! Those steak fajitas
    Look divine!

  • Rebecca Carl June 27, 2014 at 7:16 am

    You can pack a day Shay! I wish I had the energy to do half of it! Fajitas look really good. Thanks for sharing your sweet fun life! <3 Becky

  • susan June 27, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    looks good! would love this cookbook! thanks-Susan

  • Chelsea V. June 27, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Would love to have this book! I inherited my great-grandmother's cast iron skillet and am always looking for news ideas for ways t use it!

  • Shesabigstar June 27, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Hi! 🙂 Cast iron skillets were a staple in my house growing up but I (gasp!) don't have one as an adult. Clearly I need to change that and make good use of that book!

  • Rebecca@littledevilswithwings June 27, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    We love cooking in our cast iron skillet and would love to have more recipes for it!

  • Brianne June 27, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    This book looks great!

  • Missy McDaniel June 27, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Oh I wish I had a piece of that pie right now!!!!!!!

  • Rebecca Olivas June 28, 2014 at 4:26 am


  • Kim R June 29, 2014 at 12:59 am

    I love cooking meals in my cast iron skillet – easy to clean and keeps an even heat. Can't wait to pick up this cookbook!

  • The Groves Family June 29, 2014 at 1:40 am

    This is a great giveaway!! The fajitas look yummy too!

  • Amy June 29, 2014 at 2:34 am

    I hope there are recipes for cornbread and cobbler recipe in this book – yum!

  • Debby June 29, 2014 at 5:20 am

    The fajitas look wonderful. I love cooking in my mothers old iron skillet.

  • Anonymous June 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

    I love my cast iron skillet(s)! This book looks great!

  • Sandi June 29, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I love, love my cast iron skillet and I would love a cookbook just for it.

  • Caroline June 30, 2014 at 12:08 am

    So yummy! love how easy it looks, esp for busy weeknight dinners.

  • Mandy June 30, 2014 at 4:11 am

    I just got a cast iron skillet and would love this cookbook!

  • Katie Mae @Nourshing Simplicity June 30, 2014 at 4:44 am

    Hey! Cast iorn is my FAVORITE cookwear.