How about making up some delicious fajitas without having to fire up the grill, deal with blazing hot pans or even going out to dinner? I admit, I was skeptical this would work. But I keep seeing all the cute videos on Facebook of people making slow cooker fajitas and finally I was curious enough to give a try. Really, what’s there to lose? Certainly it would at least be edible, I thought. Well good news! It was more than edible! They turned out delicious and I will totally be making these again!
This is a great layered meal and I love this as a great way to use fresh veggies! Peppers cook up really well in the slow cooker and become tender without getting mushy.
Use some nice hearty baby bella mushrooms and crispy red onions! Yum!
And this sauce/marinade? Can’t you just tell how delicious it’s going to be by just looking at it?! Honey, lime juice, cilantro, chili powder….. seriously, it makes this dish.
Now that I know this whole fajita/slow cooker thing works, the only question is, what kind to try next!!!
- 1½ pounds skirt steak
- 2 bell peppers (I used one red and one yellow)
- ½ large red onion
- 8 oz sliced baby portobello mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- juice from one lime
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon dried cilantro
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- flour tortillas, sour cream, cheese for serving - optional
- Place skirt steak in bottom of slow cooker
- Remove ribs and seeds from peppers and slice then add to slow cooker on top of steak
- Peel onion and slice into petals and add to slow cooker
- Add pre sliced mushrooms on top
- Whisk together all remaining ingredients and pour over meat and veggies
- Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8
- Remove and slice steak and remove veggies from slow cooker (you won't want all the sauce as they would be soggy)
- Serve with tortillas, sour cream, cheese or as desired
Need a cool lime squeezer? Simple is best! Mine is yellow but pretty much like this one and works great and is easy to clean!
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