Monday, August 16, 2021

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas #MultiCookerMonday

These steak fajitas are cooked in the slow cooker and then do a quick broil for color and texture before being sliced and returned to the pot for serving.  It is a great way to free up time, especially if having a fiesta and feeding a crowd.

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

It's time for Multi-Cooker Monday.......
Sue of Palatable Pastime invites us to join her on the third Monday of each month in sharing recipe made using small kitchen appliances.  I use my crockpot, instant pot, air fryer, smart oven, deep fryer, vitamix, etc quite often so I always have a recipe or two to share.  Let's see what small appliances the other's used this month.......


Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

For this easy recipe, you first layer all your veggies in the bottom of the crock of a slow cooker.  Then you place the meat on top and add your seasonings.

slow cooker steak fajitas

Pour in some tomatoes, add some garlic and that's it.  You can cover it, turn it on high and walk away for 4 hours.  This 4 hour window is exactly why I choose to sometimes use the slow cooker for fajitas, especially when having a party.  That slow braise also means that the steak is tender and flavorful.

Slow cooker Steak Fajitas

I served this up as part of a buffet that included Chicken Enchiladas, Mexican Pork Kabobs (recipe to come), Mexican Rice  and Ranchero Beans that I made in the Instant Pot following this recipe from our host, Sue.  

fajitas pin

As part of a buffet it was enough for a group of 20 with enough leftover that I could enjoy Steak Fajita Burritos for lunch the next day.  Should the be the only entree, it would probably feed 8 comfortably.  You can always halve the recipe to feed only 4 but this is one of those recipes that I use for planned leftovers when making my weekly menu.


Slow Cooker, Entrees, Beef, One Pot Meals
Entrees, Beef
Mexican
Yield: 8 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

These steak fajitas are cooked in the slow cooker and then do a quick broil for color and texture before being sliced and returned to the pot for serving. It is a great way to free up time, especially if having a fiesta and feeding a crowd.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 4 H & 5 MTotal time: 4 H & 15 M

Ingredients

  • 1 lg. Vidalia onion, sliced
  • 4 bell peppers, asst. colors, sliced
  • 4 lbs. Flank Steak
  • 1/4 c. Fajita seasoning
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 (10 oz) cans diced tomatoes with chiles

Instructions

  1. Place the onions and bell peppers into the crock of a slow cooker.  Lay the steak on top of the vegetables and sprinkle with the fajita seasoning.  Pour in the cans of tomatoes and chiles with their juices and add the minced garlic.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hrs. 
  3. Remove the steak from the slow cooker to a broiler pan and broil for 5 minutes or so, until browned and slightly crisped on edges. 
  4. Remove to a cutting board and slice thinly, across the grain of the meat.  Return meat and any collected juices to the slow cooker.  
  5. Serve with tortillas and garnishes of choice.

Notes:

Adapted from a recipe found at Tasty

Nutrition Facts

Calories

512.45

Fat (grams)

19.00

Sat. Fat (grams)

7.74

Carbs (grams)

17.90

Fiber (grams)

3.10

Net carbs

14.80

Sugar (grams)

9.38

Protein (grams)

64.57

Sodium (milligrams)

513.30

Cholesterol (grams)

179.17

6 comments:

  1. Your buffet sounds delicious. How fun that you made Sue's beans with the meal!

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  2. Delicious fajitas! Leftovers are great sometimes on busy days and guess this is a delicious one to make some extra.

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  3. Wonderful spread, feeling hungry looking at it!

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