Four Ingredients Favorite Flank Steak Fajitas
I know lots of moms that love fajitas but often they don’t fix them at home because they think they are too much trouble. This recipe has only four ingredients and you can use your slow cooker to make it. Depending on how much salsa you ad the recipe will likely be a bit “wetter” than you are used to but once you taste them you will love them.
Note that although I already had this post planned, I was inspired by Gordon Ramsay’s new show #TheFWord to remind you of a recipe that starts with the letter “F” for Mother’s Day. Fajita is my “F” word, what can you come up with?
Get these things ready:
Flank Steak or other type of beef that you like for fajitas – 1 pound of meat for every two people
Use a very sharp knife and slice your steak across the grain and at a bit of an angle. The thickness is
up to you but generally it is pretty thin.
Two Green Peppers (you may used different color peppers just to please the eye)
Wash your green peppers and cut from top to bottom around the outside. Then slice each section to about the thickness shown in the picture.
One Large Onion
We like to use yellow onions. Cut the ends off of the onion and remove the skin and usually one layer of onion. Then slice the onion. When finished cut each “round” of onions in half. Now separate the pieces remaining.
4 ounces of your favorite salsa
You will be tempted to use more salsa than this but unless you want a mushy mess, limited yourself to only four ounces. This can be chunky or smooth but be sure to take into consideration the preferences of your guests.
Now here is the easy part.
Get out your slow cooker and plug it in.
Set it to low is you want to cook it for 8 hours and high if you want to cook it in 4 hours.
You can do this a couple of ways and the results are much different.
Method 1 – all at once
Place all of the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
Your results will be soft and there will no crunch to your vegetables at all. Some have told me they prefer this but it is a bit mushy for my tastes.
Method 2 – meat first then add veggies
If you will be home, this works better IMHO.
Add the meat and 1/4 cup of salsa to the slow cooker. (Notice in the images I used a liner. This isn’t really all that necessary as the food really does not stick or make a huge mess.)
Cook for either 2.5 hours on high or 6.5 hours on low before you add the vegetables.
Then add the green peppers and the onion.
Finish cooking. I suggest checking this recipe 30 minutes before the suggested cooking time.
No matter what method you choose, you can serve them exactly how you like them. I prefer to briefly fry a few flour shells in just a bit of oil for a taste we love.
Many people prefer the corn tortillas for authenticity.
Whatever you choose or whatever else you add is up to you and it really the beauty of having fajitas because they can be finished off to each person’s preference.
Note that these do not keep well so finish them off or share them with someone.
If the slow cooker method is not for you this recipe can really be prepared on the stove top but then you would need to marinate the meat in the salsa overnight and in that case I would double the amount of salsa.