This Mexican Stir Fry is an easy one pot meal that you can serve with rice or use as a taco filling. It’s loaded with slices of tender beef, zucchini, beans, salsa, and some fresh jalapeno for a kick of heat. It’s perfect for weeknight dinners!

veggies, beans, and steak mixed together in a silver skillet.

Mexican Steak Skillet

I never get tired of Mexican food – I could eat it every night! This Mexican Stir Fry is an easy and versatile dinner recipe: it’s fresh, fast, and has a delicious combination of ingredients like fresh veggies, steak, beans, and salsa. We love a good stir fry and it kind of blew our mind you can make it with Mexcian-inspired seasoning!

This skillet dinner is made with sirloin steak which is really tender and cooks fast making this a super quick 30-minute meal. It’s a full meal in one pan and you can use your favorite vegetables and spices to make it your own.

ingredients in steak skillet laid out on a white marble counter.

Ingredients Needed

  • Boneless Sirloin Steak: Not only a delicious steak, but it also cooks nice and tender!
  • Chopped Onion and Tomatoes
  • Corn: I used frozen corn which makes this recipe even easier!
  • Salsa: Any brand, and any level of heat is fine. Stylize this recipe for you!
  • Jalapeño: I finely chopped the jalapeños, so the flavor could be spread throughout the entire recipe.
  • Zucchini: I sliced the zucchini for easy eating in the skillet!
  • Black Beans: To add to the simplicity of this recipe, I used regular canned black beans! They were super easy to just pour into the pot!

Variations

This is a really versatile recipe – you can easily switch things up every time you make it. Here are some of the ways I change it up:

  • Add bell peppers for more vegetables. Choose your favorite color or do a mix.
  • If you’re not into spice and heat, omit the jalapeno pepper. You can use poblano pepper in its place which is milder. Or just skip it all together!
  • Cheddar Cheese, Monterey Jack Cheese or any shredded cheese work.
  • Black beans are always a favorite but feel free to substitute pinto beans, white beans, kidney beans or other type of bean that you love.
  • If you don’t have salsa, you can use taco seasoning or a mix of your favorite spices (onion powder, garlic, chili powder, etc).

How to make Steak Skillet

  • Cook beef, onion and jalapeño in a large frying pan or skillet over medium high heat. I sprayed mine with nonstick cooking spray, but you can use a bit of olive oil if you prefer.
  • Stir in all remaining ingredients. Cook about 5-7 minutes and stir occasionally until zucchini is crisp-tender and the rest of the ingredients are hot.

How to serve Mexican Stir Fry

  • While we often eat this as-is for a lower carb meal, sometimes we’ll serve it with a grain, like brown rice or quinoa. You can even use cauliflower rice.
  • Warm up a flour tortilla and wrap it up to make Mexican steak tacos. We love ours with cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.
  • You can also use it to make simple enchiladas. Just wrap it up in flour or corn tortillas and put them in a baking dish. Cover them with salsa and cheese and bake them at 375 degrees or until the cheese is melted and the enchiladas are warmed through.
  • Sprinkle with cheese for extra flavor.
  • Serve with cilantro and/or sour cream.
  • Make a steak taco bowl and serve it over rice with some cheese, sliced avocado, and more salsa drizzled over the top.
  • Turn this into a dip with chips!
veggies, beans, and steak mixed together in a silver skillet.

EXPERT TIPS

  • This recipe uses steak, but if you prefer another meat like chicken, go ahead and use it!
  • If you decide to serve this with rice, you can mix it into the pan to coat it with all the flavors.

Storage

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for just a few days.

veggies, beans, and steak mixed together in a silver skillet.

Mexican Steak Skillet Recipe

4 from 3 votes
This Mexican Steak Skillet is an easy one pot meal that you can serve with rice or use as a taco filling. It’s perfect for weeknight dinners and super easy to make or customize!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 4 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound boneless sirloin steak
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper finely chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini sliced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

Instructions

  • Trim fat off of the beef. Cut into bite sized pieces.
  • Spray large skillet with cooking spray. Bring skillet to medium heat. Add beef, onion and jalapeño. Cook 4-6 minutes, stir frequently and cook until beef is no longer pink.
  • Stir in all remaining ingredients. Cook about 5-7 minutes and stir occasionally until zucchini is tender and the rest of the ingredients are hot.

Recipe Notes

  • Add Bell peppers for extra flavor.
  • If you don’t want too much spice you can remove the jalapeño.
  • You can add cheese at the end to make the dish heartier.
  • Try different types of beans to change the flavor of the dish.
  • Serve over rice or quinoa, as tacos or enchilada filling.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 1461mg | Potassium: 2072mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 10mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword 30 minute meal, easy skillet meal, mexican meal, One pot dinner

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  1. 2 stars
    I should’ve realized this, but you’re essentially boiling your steak once you add the veggies in. Probably would be better if you cook the steak separate from the veggies.