Slow Cooker Fajitas

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8 hours


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
I love fajitas like they serve in Mexican restaurants, but when I prepared them at home, the meat was always chewy. Then I made these slow cooker fajitas, and my husband and I savored every last bite. Fresh cilantro gives these fajitas the extra punch that makes them taste truly authentic. —Katie Urso, Seneca, Illinois
Slow Cooker Fajitas Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 each medium green, sweet red and yellow peppers, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 sweet onion, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 2 pounds beef top sirloin steaks, cut into thin strips
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 8 teaspoons fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Place peppers and onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with beef. Combine water, vinegar, lime juice and seasonings; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 8-10 hours.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, place about 3/4 cup meat mixture down the center of each tortilla. Top with salsa, cheese and cilantro; roll up.

Slow-Cooker Fajitas Tips

How do you store slow cooker fajitas?

Store the meat and vegetables in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Store the toppings separately and assemble when you're ready! Once they're all gone, try one of these fabulous fajita recipes?next.

What are some variations of this slow cooker fajitas recipe?

You can turn this same recipe into so many different variations—just change the way you serve them. Swap the tortillas for a bowl of rice or quinoa, then top with creamy queso. Or tuck the fajita meat and veggies into cheesy quesadillas for a hearty appetizer or fun dinner.

Can you shred the meat when making this slow cooker fajitas recipe?

If you cook low and slow, it is possible that when cooked for longer, the meat in this fajitas recipe will be easy to shred. Hungry for more? Explore these hands-off? Mexican-inspired recipes for your slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts

1 fajita: 361 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.