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Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Fajitas with Sour Cream & Guacamole | Gordon Ramsay's Recipes

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Gordon Ramsay’s Beef Fajitas with Sour Cream & Guacamole


Beef Fajitas with Sour Cream & Guacamole

This is a spicy dish which should be toned down if you’re going to feed it to young children or people who can’t take the heat (make sure to kick them out of the kitchen). To tone the spice down, replace the chili powder with ground coriander.


  • 1 1/3 lb beef tenderloin
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 yellow bell peppers
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6-8 plain tortillas
  • 6-8 tbsp sour cream
  • few cilantro sprigs (leaves only, roughly torn)

Guacamole Ingredients:

  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely grated
  • 1/2 red chili, seeded and minced
  • 1 shallot, peeled and minced
  • 2 ripe plum tomatoes, minced
  • handful of cilantro (leaves only, chopped)


Slice the beef into long, thin strips and put in a small bowl. Halve, core, and seed the bell peppers, then cut into strips.

Mix the cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, and pepper together in a small jar. Add the spice mix to the beef strips and mix well. Add the rest to the sliced peppers and toss to coat. Set aside to marinate.

Guacamole Instructions:

Half the avocados and remove the pits. Scoop the flesh into a bowl and add the lime juice. Lightly mash with a fork until you get a chunky paste. Add the garlic, chili, shallot, tomatoes, and cilantro. Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Cooking the Beef Fajitas:

Heat olive oil in a large walk until very hot. Carefully add the bell peppers and saute until they are slightly soft. Add the beef strips. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring and tossing frequently, until the beef is just cooked. Remove from the wok and keep warm.

Warm the tortillas. Put some beef and bell peppers along the center of each tortilla and add a dollop of sour cream and quac. Add some torn cilantro and roll into burritos. Serve…



  1. Elena

    Mexican guacamole,in Mexico is not prepared with garlic, neither challot, or lime

  2. Ivonne

    i love the website and these recipes…i’m from the north of Mexico and the Fajitas recipe is very similar to ours.

    Here, in Chihuahua, the sirloin, t-bone and ribs barbecued are an almost obligated dish for sundays and special dates, accompanied of green onions, potatoes whit butter and ‘bombas’ (plain tortillas whit Chihuahua cheese -similar to mozzarella- in the charcoal grill…delicious)

  3. Xavier Liceaga

    My dear Gordon, I a fan of you in Mexico, I want to make a you a note, first, the name is GUACAMOLE not Quacamole, I want you to keep being the best Chef, so here it is my truly mexican recipe:
    * 3 “Hass” Avocado
    * 1/2 medium White Onion
    * 3 Serrano Chile
    * 4 Saladet Tomato
    * Fresh Cilantro leaves
    * 2 ts of Extra Virgen Oil
    * Salt to taste
    * Juice of one Lemon.
    Mash the avocado, cut the onion and chile (seedless) in very small squares, cut the tomatos in bigger squares(seedless) cut the cilantro leaves rude, add salt, lemon juice and oil, mix with a spatule, lightly, DONE! the guacamole must be HOT!!

  4. LD

    Can I still use a wok to heat up the olive oil or do I have to take a walk?

  5. Denis

    Hi chef Ramsay with all the respect that i have for you the cream sure is not use normaly in mexico but because in the north of mexico and in th south of usa, the americain taste make them modifiate the original receipe ,but in fact befor that the americain decide to change the receipe for there taste cream sure is not use in fajitas neither in tacos !!!!

  6. Fatima

    Lime IS a key ingredient is Mexican food. Of course Guacamole includes lime!! It’s not real guacamole without it!! We Mexicans put lime in nearly everything! :)

  7. redneckgrammarcop

    I never had fajitas with tender loin. Is TL of beef cheap in Britain?

  8. Víctor Hugo Rodríguez

    Hi Gordon. Your Guacamole recipe is Tex-Mex, You have to taste it in Mexico City or in any city of the south. You’ll see the difference.

  9. Popsballard

    I am trying this fajita and guac resipe the guac turnd out awesome simple yet ful of flavor and now get your scottish ass working on an american version of your show britans great restraunt same show just in america i swear youll have a hell o a hit show

  10. Laura

    I´m sorry! I´m a big fan of Gordon Ramsay, but he clearly needs to learn about authentic mexican food. It is a millenary tradition that has developed in a rich and sophisticated cuisine that has asimilated several influences of different cuisines: pre-hispanic, spanish, arabic, and even caribbean and african touches in some zones, and cant´t be confused with tex-mex cooking. For God´s sake! Fajitas are as far from real authentic good mexican food as it can be (with full respect to northern mexican cuisine, my mother is from the North of Mexico and I love their food, but that´s the example of simple mexican food that has confused Americans for thinking that Mexican food is limited to guacamole, nachos,fajitas, tacos, quesadillas and burritos). Gordon loves Chinese and Indian food. Mexican food is actually more rich and varied, sophisticated and full of character and even delicate (suprised?). Please, stop confusing real mexican food with tex-mex and simple, boring, recipes! I´m from Mexico City, by the way, and I love good food, from whichever country, as long as it´s delicious and surprising and brilliantly cooked!

  11. mori davari

    hi big boos mr ramsay its very good & delicious food.
    thanks so much
    u r the prophet of food in the world

  12. Gautam

    Instead of beef slices, wud it be possible to replace sea fish fillet ! If so, how wud it be rated !!!

So, what do you think ?