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Fajita Sauce

Easy Fajita Sauce

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x


This flavor-packed fajita sauce recipe works for beans, chicken, steak or shrimp! It’s quick to put together with a handful of ingredients.


  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Use with: 2 cans pinto beans, 1 pound shrimp or steak, or 1 pound shrimp (shell off)


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a medium bowl. 
  2. To use with chicken, steak, or shrimp: Add 1 pound of chicken, steak, or shrimp to the bowl, and marinade 20 minutes before cooking. 
  3. To use with beans: Drain 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans. Place the sauce and beans in a skillet, and cook 6 to 8 minutes until the sauce is thickened. 
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Whisked
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex
  • Diet: Vegan

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