Easy Crock Pot Fajitas
By: Melissa J. Powell
One of the joys, or frustrations (depending on ow you look at it), with getting a variety box of meats is that sometimes you get cuts of meat that you get to experiment with! Our family bought thirty pound boxes of meats for years from a local farm before we started our own. And, I'll admit, sometimes I would gets cuts of meat that I had no idea what to do with!
Keeping this in mind, I will always try to include recipes in variety boxes, and post recipes here, that will help you put those cuts of meat to good use. And if you know me, you know I enjoy cooking... to an extent. I hate meals that take a lot of time to cook (over 30 minutes is not on my list), or create a big mess (like country fried steak). So, the recipes I give you will always be simple, quick, and fresh.
The other night I opened a pack of Round Steak. Round Steaks are a pretty big cut of meat. Therefore, it's not like you can just make a steak for everyone in the family. A Round Steak is something you will most likely cut up and use in some type of steak recipe. Good uses of cut round steak are Fajitas or doing like a Hibachi Steak meal. But here today, we will introduce an easy crock pot fajita meal for the family.
Easy Crock Pot Fajitas
You will need:
1 Pack Round Steak
1 Red Onion
2 Bell peppers (I like the red and yellow in my fajitas)
2 Tablespoons fajita seasoning
1 cup beef bone broth
First, begin by cutting your round steak into strips. The size of the strips can really depend on your prefernece. I have little ones so I try to make some smaller size slices for their little mouths. Here are my slices:
Next, cut your red onion, and your bell peppers into strips also.
You can use store bought fajita seasoning if you wish; but homemade tastes amazing! Here is a homemade recipe that you can keep in the cupboard:
1 tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Combine in bowl. Store in airtight container for up to 4 weeks.
In your crock pot, put your meat, onion, and peppers. Then add your seasoning & your cup of bone broth.
Note: I like a dry fajita mix. If you prefer something more moist or saucy, add about 20 ounces of your favorite salsa to the crock pot and it will make it more saucy.
Turn your crock pot on low for 6-7 hours (or high for 3-4 hours). As side items I usually prepare refried beans, corn, guacamole, some shredded cheese, fresh cilantro & lime, and warm flour tortillas. We use Kroger brand simple truth organic refried beans, simple truth organic canned corn, homemade guacamole, and raw milk cheddar cheese to make this a healthy meal.
This meal is great because it is limited in carbs, high in protein, incorporates a vegetable, beans provide lots of fiber, and the guacamole provides for a healthy fat (remember: healty fats burn fats and give you energy). Just stay limited on the amount of cheese and tortillas you use.
Wayward Mountain Farms