Slow Cooker Fajitas

Slow Cooker Fajitas

Slow Cooker Fajitas
Fajitas were originally made with skirt steak, hence, the name fajita coming from faja or “belt”. Texas ranch hands have been making them since the 1930s and the dish’s popularity is still evident in every Mexican or Tex Mex restaurant in the U.S. Skirt steak is tough and typically marinated overnight for tenderness prior to grilling, but the slow cooker automatically takes care of transforming the meat to a tender, flavorful base for this meal.
    Servings
    4people
    Cook Time
    LOW 7-9 hours
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    Servings
    4people
    Cook Time
    LOW 7-9 hours
    Meal Plan
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    Ingredients
    • 1 garlic clove, chopped
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • 1/2teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4teaspoon black ground pepper
    • 1 1/2pound skirt steak, each piece cut in half to fit into your slow cooker
    • 1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 8 flour or corn tortillas
    • 2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
    • 1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1/4teaspoon sea salt
    • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced (optional)
    • 1 avocado, pitted
    • 1/2 avocado, pitted
    • 1/2teaspoon sea salt
    • 2tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 1 lime, juiced
    Instructions
    1. Place garlic and the next 4 ingredients (through skirt steak) in your slow cooker, coating the beef pieces in the spices. Add onions.
    2. Place garlic and the next 4 ingredients (through skirt steak) in your slow cooker, coating the beef pieces in the spices. Add onions.
    3. 10-15 minutes prior to serving, make salsa and guacamole. For salsa: combine the chopped tomatoes and following 5 ingredients (1/2 jalapeno, minced, if using) in a small bowl. For Guacamole: mash avocado in a small bowl, add remaining ingredients (1/2 jalapeno, minced, if using) and mix thoroughly.
    4. You can heat the tortillas in the microwave or for a more authentic touch, heat a large heavy skillet over medium high heat and toast the tortillas, each side about 1 minute.
    5. To serve, cut beef into thin slices and scoop beef with a slotted spoon (to minimize juices) into the tortillas and top with onions, salsa and guacamole.
    Recipe Notes

    While there is nothing like a homemade salsa and guacamole, you could substitute your favorite store-bought salsa and guacamole.

    You could add green and/or red peppers with the onions to the slow cooker for additional vegetables that are usually served with fajitas.

    My youngest likes to add yogurt or sour cream atop her beef, which is a nice cool accompaniment.

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