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Fabulous Fajitas

I've enjoyed cooking since I was a girl growing up in the Southwest. When friends call to ask me for new recipes to try, I suggest these flavorful fajitas. It's wonderful to put the beef in the slow cooker before church and come home to a hot delicious main dish. —Janie Reitz, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 large onion, julienned
  • 8 mini flour tortillas (5 inches)
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, fresh cilantro leaves, sliced jalapeno pepper and avocado

Directions

  • In a large skillet, brown steak in oil over medium heat. Place steak and drippings in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, chili powder and red pepper flakes.
  • Cover and cook on high until meat is almost tender, 2 hours. Add red pepper and onion; cover and cook until meat and vegetables are tender, 1 hour.
  • Warm tortillas according to package directions; spoon beef and vegetables down the center. Top as desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 fajita: 220 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • kathy
    May 25, 2020

    No comment left

  • Stephanie
    Jun 23, 2018

    Im making this for the 4th time :) I love it. Best fajita recipe ever

  • tennis-twin
    Jun 20, 2018

    Delicious - this was a big hit! Very easy. Because of some comments, I did add more than the recipe called for when adding the spices - I also cooked on low for first 2 hours and then added vegetables and cooked on high for 1 hour. I had never used avocado as a topping before but seeing it as an option I gave it a try - soooo good!!!

  • juliew73
    Apr 15, 2018

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  • Butcher2boy
    Feb 11, 2018

    We love one pan meals. I changed this recipe and cooked the veggies the last 15 minutes or so on high. Great, tasty meal.

  • Sachin
    Dec 13, 2017

    Great recipe! Slow cooking is great but it can be made a lot healthier. Instead of a crockpot, I used MEC pure clay pot for this recipe. It cooked a lot faster and the flavor was all natural and enhanced. You should try that and I promise you'd never cook in a crockpot again.

  • Kdorfman
    Dec 8, 2017

    IT WAS OK! I HAVE MADE BETTER RECIPES.

  • nobakie
    Oct 7, 2017

    Easy and delicious! Will definitely make again.

  • 2124arizona
    Jun 25, 2017

    We love Mexican food so this recipe satisfies our craving!!

  • Christine
    Jun 25, 2017

    Good basic recipe, but a little bland- I add a couple of different chili powders, ancho, chipotle- lots more garlic. Cannot eat green peppers, use yellow, red or orange. Lime juice instead of lemon. A touch of honey. Cook on low, 6-8 hours. I use the lime at the end, before serving.