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5 Delicious Side Dishes To Serve With Your Beef Fajitas

Beef fajitas are a favorite around many houses.

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But it is quite boring to serve this dish alone on the table.

Don’t worry, the following article will enlighten you with the five delicious side dish ideas to pair with your beef fajitas.

Let’s check it out!

What are beef fajitas?

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Fajitas have been a staple in Mexican food for years.

It is a dish that is typically made with sautéed onions and bell peppers mixed with grilled strips of meat, such as chicken, beef, pork, or even shrimp.

In this case, beef fajitas are often made with flank steak or skirt steak.

The resulting dish is colorful and flavorful.

Beef fajitas are typically served with tortillas as tacos.

But there are a lot more options for side dishes that we will figure out in the next section.

What to consider when choosing a beef fajitas’ side dish?

When making beef fajitas, one of the most important things to consider is what side dish you are going to go with.

Each person has their own favorite, but here are some general tips that can help you choose a good side dish for this Mexican staple:

Serve beef fajitas with a starchy dish to fill your stomach

Beef fajitas are a flavorful dish that is often served alongside a starchy side.

The reason is that the main course is rich in protein from meat and vitamins from vegetables, but it might not be enough to fill your empty stomach.

So you will need a carb dish to feel fuller and have enough energy for your day.

A Mexican-style sauce is a quick addition to make your beef fajitas more flavorful

Beef fajitas are a popular Mexican dish, so it is best to pair this dish with another side dish that also comes from this cuisine.

The typical Mexican spices blend well with each other, so it is great to have a Mexican-style party that is full of Mexican dishes.

If you are running out of time and don’t have enough time to make a complicated side dish, a Mexican sauce like salsa or guacamole is enough to make your beef fajitas taste better.

Check if your family or guests have any allergies or dietary restrictions

Another thing to keep in mind when choosing a good side dish for beef fajitas is to check if there is any food allergy among your family members or your guests.

This makes sure that everyone will be satisfied with delicious and safe dishes without any problem.

5 best side dishes to serve with beef fajitas

Now, let’s take a closer look at the five best side dishes to serve with your next beef fajitas:

1.     Corn tortilla

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Tortillas are a classic side dish to serve with any kind of fajitas.

You can opt for corn tortillas which are more common in Mexican cuisine, or wheat tortillas will be just fine.

Tortillas are used to wrap around beef fajitas, so you will have a dish that looks like tacos or burritos.

2.     Refried beans

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Beans are another staple in Mexican cooking and they go well with beef fajitas.

Refried beans have a smooth texture and can be used as a kind of sauce.

You can even have store-bought refried beans that are ready to be used right from the can.

The slightly sweet and earthy flavor with a tender texture is best to enjoy with beef fajitas and some slices of crispy tortillas.

3.      Salads

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Salads can be your next option to pair with beef fajitas.

Salads are an easy way to add more texture and vitamins to your meal.

A mixture of different kinds of vegetables like lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, and corn kernel, with some spices, fresh herbs, and lemon juice is just extraordinary.

4.     Spanish rice

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Spanish rice or Mexican rice is a popular rice dish that has a vibrant red color from tomato sauce.

Unlike plain steamed white rice, this dish looks more appealing and also tastes more flavorful thanks to the spices used in the cooking process.

It will help make your meal with beef fajitas more filling and hearty.

5.     Mexican street corn

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You can also try Mexican street corn with beef fajitas.

This sweet and buttery dish from corn on the cob is just perfect to serve next to beef fajitas.

Corn is an affordable ingredient that can be found anywhere in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

The bottom line

It is best to accompany beef fajitas with one of the aforementioned side dishes.

Hopefully, all these beef fajitas side dish ideas sound best to you.

What side dishes are you going to serve at your next Mexican-style party with beef fajitas?

Let us know in the comments below!

Emily W.

Emily Wong is an Asian-American food writer the founder of With nearly 8 years of experience, she has a passion for making cooking accessible to everyone and sharing her personal experiences with food. Emily's vision for is to create a community of food lovers who are passionate about cooking, eating, and sharing their experiences with others. Read my story
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