Saturday, December 8, 2012

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

I loved this recipe.  It was so easy, and then so flavorful when it was done.  I need to make these again!  This is one I saw on Pinterest- there is some really good stuff on there.  :)  You just place a tough cut of beef, rubbed with spices, into a slow cooker with some veggies.  You don't have to sear it first or anything.  The recipe called for flank steak, but all that was available at the store that day was round steak, so I used that.  It was perfect.  I'm sure either one of those cuts would work.

Slow Cooker Beef Tacos
adapted from Eat Live Run

1-2 lbs round or flank steak
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped

For Spice Rub:
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

For Serving:
small flour or corn tortillas (I lightly fried my flour tortillas in some canola oil)
avocado slices
fresh cilantro
your favorite salsa
sour cream
shredded cheese

1.  Mix together all spices in a small bowl. Rub the spices all over your flank steak—be generous here! Then, place your steak at the bottom of your crock pot.  Cover the steak with the chopped onions, bell peppers and jalapeno pepper. Turn heat on LOW and cook for 8 hours. (No need to add liquid.)

2.  After 8 hours, remove meat from crock pot and shred with a fork. It should be incredibly easy to shred. You can either stick the shredded meat back in the pot for another hour or serve as is.  Taste for salt- I like to add just a little and add more later, if needed.

3.  To serve, spoon some beef mixture onto a tortilla, then top with salsa, avocado, sour cream, cheese, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.

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LadyJayPee said...

There is a taco truck in Everett that has the BEST steak burritos and she makes them with flank steak and lots of spices. I've been wanting to find something similar so want to try this!

What a Dish! said...

They're so easy, so worth trying at least once!

LadyJayPee said...

Made these tonight. There were great! I added more salt as you suggested, and also threw in some homemade taco seasoning to make it spicier. We LOVED them, and I do think it was close to the taco truck burritos I want to copycat.

What a Dish! said...

That's so great JPee, thanks for letting me know! I'm gonna make these again soon; they are so easy.