If you read this blog on any semi-regular basis, you’ve probably already guessed I have sort of what you might call a taco obsession. And if you’re one of the people who eats in my house on a regular basis, then you know it for sure. (Wait…. is anyone in my family actually reading this?). For one thing, tacos can be super easy and quick. When in a pinch, I can brown up some ground beef (or pull some already cooked ground beef out of the freezer if I’ve been good at planning) and add some of my favorite homemade taco seasoning. When I have a little more time, well, I still want something easy, but I do like to get just a little fancy as well.
In all honesty, this carne asada for tacos is almost easier than the less exciting ground beef version. Just toss everything in the slow cooker all day and it’s so tender when you get home that it practically shreds itself. Add to some tortillas with your favorite toppings and you can have a great Taco Tuesday without all the fuss!
I made this in my casserole slow cooker because it made it even easier for the beef to fit and be covered with the juice. Not to worry if you don’t have one though, just cut the beef to fit so that it is all covered with the sauce and will cook up tender.
Offer up a few simple topping like some corn salsa or some guacamole and let everyone dish up their own favorites. Simple is best and a nice mild cheese goes well with this although I must say they don’t even really need the extra flavor!
- 3 pound flank steak
- ¼ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup orange juice
- Juice of one lime (about 2 tablespoons)
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoons chopped cilantro
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Add flank steak to bottom of slow cooker
- Whisk together remaining ingredients
- Pour over steak in slow cooker making sure all meat is covered with juice
- Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until tender
- Remove from slow cooker and slice
- Serve immediately or return to slow cooker on keep warm and let soak in juices
NOTE> This is a perfect recipe for feeding a crowd! Stay tuned for my taco party series coming up soon. Don’t want to miss it? Sign up for my e-mail list.
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