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Muffin Tin Steak Fajita Cups

Delicious steak fajita cups that are an awesome appetizer or muffin tin meal idea! Simple recipe you can throw together and they’re to die for!!


If you’re having people over or going to a potluck you’ve got to take a peek at these steak fajita cups. I’m sure you’ll love them. We didn’t stop there though. We’ve even made cookie cups filled with yummy pudding as a dessert in our mini muffin pan. They were a hit during the holidays and always fun bite sized treats. (originally published 1/17, affiliate links present)

Fajita Cups

I am a little obsessed with my muffin pan and anything I can make in it I am game! It’s not just for making cupcakes anymore, you can make dinner in them.

  • Like I said, we’ve made tons of muffin tin recipes. This fajita appetizer is probably one of our favorites. You’ll have to try a few others when you’re done making this one too.

If you love beef fajitas then you will love this served as a finger food baked in a muffin pan. Then serve with all of the best toppings and make a fajita bar for your next party!!

steak fajita recipe

Muffin Tin Fajita Cups

As with anything else you can add or subtract any ingredients you don’t care for but as far as fajitas go usually more is better!

Add more jalapenos for more heat or leave out if you want them extra mild. This steak fajita appetizer could easily be served as an entire meal themselves just for fun too.

It’s a great muffin tin dinner and a great way to use leftover steak.

  • You could probably make these into chicken fajita cups too with diced chicken breasts. I haven’t done that yet.
steak fajita cups

Steak Fajita Cups

Ok so you really could use any type of meat you wanted for this one. If you had leftover chicken by all means I would use that up with the same steps you see here. Make both, or just that style.

  1. Steak – leftover flank steak works great
    1. thinly sliced skirt steak works too 
    2. use our recipe for the best fajita marinade to give your meat the most amazing flavor
    3. or this is how to make fajita seasoning in dry form
    4. our steak dry rub is sweet and savory if you like that style
  2. Bell peppers
  3. Jalapeno – optional
  4. Onion
  5. Flour tortillas
  6. Cheese
  7. Cilantro
  8. Spices
  9. Sriracha seasoning works for some heat
  10. Squeeze of lime juice is great too

It doesn’t take long in the oven for everything to meld together and tortillas to brown.

If you love these steak fajita cups you will love our meatloaf muffins and chicken pot pie muffins too.

steak fajita cups

Muffin Tin Fajitas

First preheat oven to 425, then grease a muffin pan with cooking spray.

  • Add steak, seasonings and a drizzle of olive oil to a food processor or chop small by hand.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. a cast iron pan works great too.
  • Add your steak and vegetables
  • Cook for about 2 minutes per side, or until steak is cooked through stirring occasionally.
  • Trim tortillas down to 4″ circles. You can use a glass upside down to make these.
  • Push them into your muffin tin holes.
  • Finally add layer of cooked steak peppers and onion mixture, then cheese, more steak, more cheese.
    • Fill to top of tortilla rim, without overflowing.

You will want to leave a tiny bit of room at the top so you can add a dollop of sour cream to the tops! You’ll need about 1/4 cup to add some to each cup before serving.

steak fajita cups

What do you serve at a football party?? These!!! We have lots of other football party food ideas here too. Looking for more finger foods?

  1. Our muffin tin ham and cheese breakfast bites are yummy
  2. Chicken pot pie muffins are a fun meal
  3. Our leftover ham recipe creates little dumplings everyone loves

Want to make beef fajitas other ways too??

air fryer steak fajitas

We just made steak air fryer fajitas and they were totally amazing! Using a dry rub for beef they were full of flavor and a great low carb dinner idea.

  • We have made Instant Pot fajitas and sheet pan fajitas which were quick and easy.
  • Either way we always serve these inside small flour tortillas loaded with toppings like
    • avocado
    • cheese
    • salsa
    • guacamole
    • sour cream

What are you waiting for??

It’s the perfect party food your guests will rave over. A complete meal all in one little bite!

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Steak fajita cups

Delicious steak fajita cups that are an awesome appetizer or muffin tin meal idea! Simple recipe you can throw together and they’re to die for!!
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword appetizer, fajitas, steak
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 59kcal
Author The Typical Mom



  • Preheat the oven to 425, grease a muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • Add steak, seasonings and a drizzle of olive oil to a food processor or chop small by hand and mix well so all pieces are coated.
  • Heat a pan on the stovetop. Add diced steak and vegetables, cook for about 3-5 minutes or until steak is no longer pink.
  • Trim tortillas down to a 4" circle. Can use a glass upside down and cut around to create small circular pieces that will fit snugly when pressed into your muffin pan holes.
  • Fill cups with mixture. Layer with steak mixture, then shredded cheese, more steak, more cheese until it reaches top of tortilla but not overflowing.
  • Bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Steak fajita cups
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 59 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 310IU6%
Vitamin C 9.4mg11%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Sunday 4th of February 2024

Loved this. Made it for 2 different events and they were a hit. One of the guests was vegetarian so I sub'd portobello mushroom caps for beef on A few of them.

The Typical Mom

Monday 5th of February 2024

so glad

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Wednesday 5th of April 2017

This looks delicious and still healthy. Love it and cant wait to give it a go..

Kira Cook

Wednesday 25th of January 2017

Does this recipe make 12 fajita cups?

The Typical Mom

Saturday 28th of January 2017

Depending on the size you make, yes it should.


Sunday 8th of January 2017

Perfect for week dinner and if any left, serves well for next day office lunch. Thank you and have a pleasant day!

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