Saturday, November 26, 2011

Slow Cooked Chili Steak Fajitas

Slow Cooked Chili Steak Fajitas recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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?
(printable recipe)

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.


  1. I bet these made the house smell AMAZING while they were cooking!

  2. I am soooo ready to get out my crock pot. These look phenomenal.

  3. looks like a great way to make fajitas. I like your shot of it.

  4. mmmm...the fajitas looks so flavourful! Gotta start using slow cooker.

  5. Love fajitas and these look amazing;)

  6. Fajitas are a huge favorite around here but I've never done them in the slow cooker - great idea, and these look perfectly juicy!

  7. I know that the steak would be tender but I think I would miss the crispy edges you get when you grill them. Then again, on a day like this Monday when it is going to rain all day long, the crock pot sounds like a good option.

  8. Incredible picture - incredible recipe - I'm going to make these tomorrow - I used your wonderful stuffing recipe - sausage and cranberries for Thanksgiving and it was wonderful- I added chestnuts - thanks a million!
    mary x

  9. I love fajitas, these look amazing.I bet the chicken ones will look as good as the beef ones do.

  10. We just had flank steak last night for dinner. These sound amazing and I love a taco with flank steak. Some cuts of beef aren't great in tacos, but flank steak is perfect. The flavors here sound great - I want one of these now!

  11. Fajitas are one of the most loved dish in my home...
    These babies here look so well done Mary...
    Tender and juicy, Perfect!!!

  12. Mary, I'm so glad you enjoyed the stuffing! Everyone I know who tried it this year, just fell in love with it. It's a huge favorite for my family as well. Have a great day!

  13. Def gona try these ones! A big dollup of guac and im good to go! and some white rice on the side!