“The beef comes out tender, juicy and flavorful in the slow cooker to create these tempting fajitas,” notes Twila Burkholder, Middleburg, Pennsylvania. “I like to serve them with a side of Spanish rice.”
- 1 beef flank steak (1-1/2 pounds)
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1 cup tomato juice
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 medium green pepper, julienned
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
- 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
- Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and guacamole, optional
- Thinly slice steak across the grain into strips; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the onion, tomato juice, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, cumin, chili powder and salt. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
- Add green and red peppers. Cover and cook 1 hour longer or until meat and vegetables are tender.
- Using a slotted spoon, spoon meat mixture down the center of each tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Fold sides of tortilla over filling. Serve with sour cream and guacamole if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Flank Steak Fajitas in Country Woman August/September 2007, p35
Full-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.
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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011
"The flavor is okay, but the meat is too soft -- overcooked. I think I'll stick to my old stand-by that's fried."