Thursday, April 21, 2011

slow cooker fajitas

Oh. my. goodness.  These fajitas are so good!  And, they are made in the slow cooker.  Don't you just love foods that are both easy to make and delicious to eat?

Start with three bell peppers, and pick out different colors (makes it pretty)!  I made things easy this time around and cooked the peppers in the slow cooker with the meat.  Another option would be to leave them out and then saute them right before serving (we actually prefer this option - we like them a bit crisp-tender).

The peppers and some sliced onion go on the bottom of the slow cooker (or just sliced onion if you are cooking the peppers separately)...

followed by strips of sirloin steak (or chicken breast!) and a can of Rotel...

...and then all of the seasonings!

Cover and cook the whole bit on low for 8-9 hours, or until the meat is tender.  It will smell so good.

Serve in tortillas with a dollop of sour cream.  You'll love them!

Slow Cooker Fajitas
3 bell peppers, each a different color
1 onion, sliced
2 lbs. boneless beef sirloin steaks OR 2 lbs. chicken breast, cut into strips
1 can Rotel
few shakes of liquid smoke (optional)
2 T. red wine vinegar
1 T. lime juice
1 t. cumin
1 t. chili powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. garlic powder
1/2 t. pepper
1/2 t. cayenne pepper

Place peppers and onion in a slow cooker.  Top with the beef and the remaining ingredients.  Cook on low for 8-9 hours.  Serves 8.

Note: Another excellent option is to leave the peppers out and saute them separately right before serving.

Nutrition (beef): 264 calories, 11g fat, 4g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 82mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 6g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars, 34g protein, 5% vit. A, 85% vit. C, 4% calcium, 13% iron.

Nutrition (chicken): 150 calories, 2g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 65mg cholesterol, 367mg sodium, 6g carbs, 2g fiber, 3g sugars, 27g protein, 5% vit. A, 87% vit. C, 2% calcium, 6% iron.


  1. Yum! I'll definitely have to try them...and I bet they'd be great on whole wheat tortillas or pita bread too! (trying to eat healthier)

    Hope you have a great Easter Weekend!

  2. This looks delicious! Adding this to my menu next week.

  3. Looks amazing, I love crockpot dishes!

  4. This sounds awesome! I don't make these with steak too often, I need to give it a try. I love using my slow cooker!

  5. Yea, it is made in the slow cooker!!
    I have a question: what is rotel? You know I don't use can. Can I substitute this with something else?


  6. Rotel is in the tomato section of the store. It's a can of diced tomatoes with peppers (so it's spicy). If you don't use it, throw in some diced tomatoes and lots of jalapenos!


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