Saturday, February 28, 2009

Slow Cooker Fajitas

From: A taste of Home

1-1/2 pounds boneless sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 large green pepper, julienned
1 large onion, julienned
6 to 8 flour tortillas (8 inches)
Shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes, optional
In a skillet, brown the steak in oil over medium heat. Place steak and drippings in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, chili powder and red pepper flakes; mix well.
Cover and cook on high for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat is almost tender. Add green pepper and onion; cover and cook for 1 hour or until meat and vegetables are tender.
Warm tortillas according to package directions; spoon beef and vegetables down the center of tortillas. Top each with cheese, salsa, sour cream, lettuce and tomatoes, if desired.

Note: I also saw this recipe with the fajitas seasoning packet. I just didn't have it so I tried this one instead.Overall a great recipe. Its alot of work(as you could simply just sautee everthing on the stove) but the meat is very tender, therefore it was worth it. My meat cooked really fast (it was tender about after an hour and a half. I also sauteed the veggies on the stove for extra flavor and then added them to the meat after about 15 minutes!

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