Friday, November 20, 2015

Beef Fajitas in the Slow Cooker


These beef fajitas are full of flavor and they come together so easily in the slow cooker. I love to buy inexpensive cuts of beef and put them into the slow cooker so I can create melt in your mouth dishes like this for my family.  This makes a lot of fajitas so it's a budget friendly meal that really stretches your dollar.

The slow cooker does all the work for you.  However, I do like to brown my meat before placing in the slow cooker because I feel it gives the meat a deeper flavor.  So there is a little bit of prep work that happens just before you put the slow cooker on and walk away.  This beef slowly cooked away and I added the sliced onions and peppers at the last hour of cooking so they were still beautiful to use in my fajitas. 

I served the fajitas in warm flour tortillas with grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and my homemade  pico de gallo.   As a busy mother and wife, it's nice to have this kind of meal cooking so I can spend more time with my family and not be stuck in the kitchen.

Beef Fajitas in the Slow Cooker
Recipe by Ramona at Kitchen Simmer

2lb beef sliced into strips (any cut that cooks well in slow cooker)
1 green bell pepper sliced
1 red bell pepper sliced (yellow and orange)
1 large onion sliced
2-3 Tbs Chili powdered used in chili con carne
1 Tbs cumin powder
2 tsp garlic powder
salt and black pepper- to taste
red pepper flakes- to taste
1 (15oz) can of diced tomatoes (with green chilies preferred)
juice of half a lime

Fajitas Ingredients:
Tortillas (flour or corn)
Grated cheddar cheese
Sour Cream
Pico de Gallo

1. Season cut beef with salt and pepper.  Then brown beef with a few tablespoons of canola oil.  Tip: Due this in batches so the pan does not get over crowded and "steam" the meat and not brown it. 


2.  Place beef in slow cooker with chili powder, cumin powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper red chili flakes and can of diced tomatoes.  Cook on high for 2 1/2 hours. 


3.  Slice onions and peppers and place in slow cooker after beef has cooked for 2 1/2 hours.   Cook peppers and onions with beef for one more hour.  Mix well.  Season with lime juice.  Serve hot with fajitas ingredients mentioned above.  Enjoy.

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