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Slow Cooker Fajitas

Have I ever mentioned how much I love my slow cooker slow cookers? Yeah, I have a number of them in varying sizes for different purposes. But in case you were wondering why I loved them so much, this recipe for slow cooker fajitas should settle all doubts. It is delicious, full of flavor, and oh so easy!

Slow Cooker Fajitas from Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

To begin, cut a 2 1/2 lb. (or so) flank steak in half cross-ways. Sprinkle each half with 1/2 teaspoon each of fine salt, freshly ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Lightly spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray, and then stack the steak halves inside.

Slow Cooker Fajitas from Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

Cut a red onion, a green bell pepper and a sweet red bell pepper into strips (discarding the seeds and stems of course.)

Slow Cooker Fajitas from Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

Toss the strips into the slow cooker, on top of the flank steak.

Slow Cooker Fajitas from Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

In a mixing bowl, combine 1/3 cup soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 clove of minced garlic and 2 tablespoons of grated ginger. (Side note: I find ground, fresh ginger and garlic in tubes in my grocer’s produce section. It is a fantastic shortcut in the kitchen and I am not ashamed to use it! It can also be frozen and lasts for months.)

Slow Cooker Fajitas from Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

Pour in 12 ounces of cola. Stir these all together. If you would like a little “heat,” add in a teaspoon of red pepper flakes.

Slow Cooker Fajitas from Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

Pour the sauce over the contents of the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Carefully remove the steak pieces to a cutting board and shred it with two forks. Return the shredded meat to the slow cooker and stir it in with the peppers and onion.

Serve, wrapped in flour tortillas with some sour cream or guacamole if you like.

Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Fajitas from Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

Slow Cooker Fajitas
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 2½ lb (approximately) beef flank steak
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tsp fine salt, divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder, divided
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper
  • ⅓ c soy sauce
  • 2 Tb tomato paste
  • 2 Tb grated fresh ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, grated or minced
  • 12 oz. cola
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • flour tortillas for serving
  • sour cream, optional
  • guacamole, optional
Instructions
  1. To begin, cut the flank steak in half cross-ways. Sprinkle each half with ½ teaspoon each of the salt, freshly ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Lightly spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray, and then stack the steak halves inside.
  2. Cut the red onion, green bell pepper and sweet red bell pepper into strips (discarding the seeds and stems of course.) Toss the strips into the slow cooker, on top of the flank steak.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, tomato paste, minced garlic, grated ginger and cola. Whisk these together. If you would like a little “heat,” add in the red pepper flakes.
  4. Pour the sauce over the contents of the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Carefully remove the steak pieces to a cutting board and shred it with two forks. Return the shredded meat to the slow cooker and stir it in with the peppers and onion.
  5. Serve, wrapped in flour tortillas with some sour cream or guacamole if you like.
    Enjoy!
 

Slow Cooker Fajitas from Constance Smith at Hip Homeschool Moms

About the author

Constance

Constance Smith is a homeschool veteran, having eclectically homeschooled three kiddos through graduation. After spending 25 years living an army life, she and her husband are planting roots in northern Alabama where she is starting a farm and enjoying country life. Constance has been blogging for over a decade and has had her content published in several local and national publications. You can find hundreds more recipes, photography, videos of her life and more at her website, Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

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