Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Crockpot Latin Beef for Fajitas, Quesadillas, by itself - whatever youlike!

Crock Pot Latin Flank Steak for Fajitas, Quesadillas or just by itself!

Beef Fajita Night! Or Quesadillas...or Whatever - yum yum yum! I love mexican but again - it's full of gluten and dairy. No no's for everyday eating for us to stay happy and healthy. Also, I was looking for a flank steak recipe that didn't involve the grill - I am not a goddess with the grill at all. So after reading through a couple recipes and figuring out you can make more than soup or stew in the crock pot - I came up with this.

Crockpot Latin Flank Steak

1/4C olive oil
2 lbs flank steak
1 bag frozen tri-color peppers and onions
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 recipe for spice rub

for spice rub---
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

optional add ons:
gluten free tortillas
avocado slices
your favorite salsa
dairy free cheese (unless you can tolerate dairy. If so go for it use the real thing!)


Put olive oil into the crockpot. Then place your flank steak in there.

Mix together all spices for the spice rub in a small bowl. Using a teaspoon sprinkle the spice rub on top of the steak using the back of the spook to pat it down so it makes like a layer or crust on top.
Pour the frozen pepper and onion mix over it and then the chopped jalapeno.

Close up your crock pot and cook on low for 8hrs.

Now when it's done you're probably going to want to toss the peppers - they served their purpose to flavor and now they must go.

Take out the flank steak and shred with two forks.

Now you have meat for tostadas, quesadillas or fajitas. We made quesadillas.

On a flat pan that can go in the oven (or a cookie sheet) place a gluten free tortilla. Then top with the beef and some cheese (or cheese substitute) put it under the broiler for a minute - watch it so it doesn't burn. When it starts to melt - top with another tortilla and flip. brown on both sides and then it's done! You can stick fresh peppers or avocados and other veggies in there if you like.

The beef comes out great for fajitas or tostadas as well. We also had it as a main with a side of rice and cuban black beans (see recipe)

Check out our Quesadilla lunch - easy and YUMTASTIC!

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