So Cal Fajita Steak #Dip that's bursting with flavorful steak, sauteed peppers and gooey cheese that's perfect for #marchmadness

Last week we talked March Madness with these awesome deep fried 7-layer dip taquitos, and this week were are starting off with a totally crave-able recipe for So. Cal Fajita Dip, and I happen to be in a little competition for it too. I hope you’ll go vote for me really quick, and don’t worry your votes enter you in to win great prizes… one that’s even $1500!!

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So Cal Fajita Steak #Dip that's bursting with flavorful steak, sauteed peppers and gooey cheese that's perfect for #marchmadness

That’s right, your favorite Mexican just became your favorite game day dip. This dip is seriously unreal. We couldn’t wait to dive in the entire time that we were making it. The peppers and steak are seriously drool worthy and I loooooove that the Lipton Dip seasoning packet took out the step of caramelizing onions for me. (Yes, I realize I made some as a garnish, but you totally don’t have to and we never do when we are just eating it.

So Cal Fajita Steak #Dip that's bursting with flavorful steak, sauteed peppers and gooey cheese that's perfect for #marchmadness

This dip is loaded to the max with grilled steak, sauteed peppers and cheese, gooey cheese. We seriously ate so much of this stuff we didn’t have any dinner from being so full, and it was WORTH IT!!

Make sure you pin it, try it, (and don’t forget to vote for me!) and then tell me what you think. The best part about sports is the food!!

Are Fajitas and Tacos The Same?

Fajitas are normally strips of meat either grilled or sauteed with onions and peppers.

They can be used in tacos or burritos, or served alone with a tortilla on the side.

Is There A Difference Between Red, Yellow, and Green Peppers?

The difference between red, yellow and green peppers is the ripeness.

Red peppers are just green peppers that are riper.

The taste varies with the ripeness.

A green pepper is a little bitter, yellow peppers are a little sweeter, orange a little sweeter still, and red peppers are the sweetest.


So Cal Fajita Dip


So Cal Fajita Dip is a totally crave-able recipe.

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Servings: 10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


So. Cal Fajita Dip


  • 1 1/4 Cup Beef Sirloin, thinly sliced and chopped in 1/2" pieces, plus a few extra pieces for garnish
  • 1/2 Cup Bell Pepper, each color - red, green, yellow, orange - chopped, plus a few julienned pieces for garnish
  • 1/4 Yellow Onion, sliced, and caramelized for garnish
  • 8 oz Neufchatel Cheese, or fat free cream cheese
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise, fat free
  • 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese, fresh grated
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Onion Seasoning Mix, Lipton
  • 1 Baguette, sliced for serving


  • In a large saute, pan over medium, high heat add the meat and cook for 2-4 minutes or until done. (To slice the meat ultra thin and with ease, stick the meat in the freezer for 15 minutes before slicing.)
  • Remove to a separate dish and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the peppers and cook over medium heat until perfectly sauteed.
  • Remove to the dish with the meat, removing a few pieces of the meat and peppers onto another plate for garnish.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, add the mayonnaise, cream cheese, parmesan and Lipton Onion Mix.
  • Process until smooth, and pour out into a large bowl.
  • Add the peppers and meat, and stir until well combined.
  • Place everything in an 8x8 inch baking dish and heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake for 30 minutes and top with caramelized onions, and the reserved meat and peppers.
  • Serve with baguette slices!


Prep your steak and peppers the day or morning before and store in the fridge until you're ready to make your dip. Leftovers from taco night work too!


Serving: 1gCalories: 259kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 15gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 683mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 518IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 182mgIron: 2mg
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: 200+ Easy Appetizers Recipes

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