Monday, May 20, 2013

Steak Tacos

Crock-Pot Dish
  • 2 lbs flank steak
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
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 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • corn tortillas
  • avocado slices
  • cilantro
  • fresh salsa
  • lime

1. Mix together all spices in a small bowl. Rub the spices all over your flank steak, be generous! Then, place your steak at the bottom of your crock pot.

2. Cover the steak with the chopped onions, bell peppers and jalapeno pepper. Turn heat on LOW and cook for 8 hours. (Note: it may seem like it will not be okay to cook without water but it will cook just fine!)

3. 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.

4. To serve, heat your corn tortillas in a skillet on the stove. Spoon some carnitas on a tortilla then top with salsa, avocado, cilantro & a squeeze of lime. Enjoy with a margarita! 
Plate Finished Product


These Crock Pot steak tacos are one simple & impressive dish. They are great for entertaining & make for a great week night meal. 


This dish is Whole30 & Paleo approved. Just use lettuce wraps in place of tortilla or make it a taco bowl over lettuce and grilled peppers. If you want more spice you can add fresh chilies, cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the meat. Sides that pair well with this dish are Mexican Rice & Fresh Salsa. Additional toppings that would also pair well are cheese, sour cream, & diced onion.


  1. This looks so tasty! I love crock pot dishes :) Found you through Pinterest - I like how you have "story behind the dish" for each recipe, that's really neat.

    ps: you forgot the "R" in "crock pot dish" under your title for this post :)

    1. Thanks! I love CrockPot dishes as well, if you look under the Savory Dishes tab you will find more easy & delicious CrockPot meals. My personal favorites are the Chicken Tortilla Soup & the Beef Short Ribs. Thanks also for the correction, I will fix it ASAP! Happy Cooking! :)

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