Saturday, November 26, 2011
Slow Cooked Chili Steak Fajitas
Beef strips, peppers and onions are slowly cooked in Mexican seasonings with a squeeze of lime to make one of the easiest crock-pot meals I make. Simply layer the ingredients into the slow cooker and let it simmer on it's own. With just the right amount of heat for my taste, I can hardly wait to make these again with chicken. All the spices can be adjusted to your preference. My husband and kids all really enjoyed these and have already requested that I make them again.
Slow Cooked Chili Steak Fajitas - Made in the Crockpot
recipe adapted from Can You Stay for Dinner?
1 lb beef flank steak, sliced into very thin
1 large medium onion, sliced into thin strips
2/3 cup salsa
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, this was less than the juice from one medium size lime
2 tablespoons chopped jalapenos
2 cloves of garlic, minced
4 teaspoons taco seasoning, I used my spicy homemade one
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 bell peppers, I like to use the red and green ones together, sliced into strips
Place the onion and the steak in the bottom of the slow cooker. Mix the salsa, jalapenos, lime juice, taco seasoning, garlic and salt in a small bowl and then pour over the steak and onions in the crockpot. Toss gently to coat. Cook at the lowest setting for 6-10 hours*.
Once the meat is cooked and tender, add the bell peppers and cook another 30-60 minutes, until softened to your preference.
* The total cooking time will vary based on your crockpot. I've made this twice, in two different crockpots and the cooking time does vary that much. Just monitor the meat as it is cooking through the day and turn off the heat before it is falling apart.