For a lovely weeknight meal that will make the house smell lovely without making the kitchen look like a disaster, try our signature slow cooker fajitas. This one-pot meal (two if you’re counting the crock pot) will be gobbled up before you can say 1-2-3.
Hands on time: 30 minutes
Total cook time: 6 hours
2 pounds beef chuck, excess fat removed
10-12 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2 large onions, chopped
2 large carrots, diced
¼ cup peanut oil
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sriracha
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/3 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 cup filtered water
8 mini tortillas
Grated 4 cheese mix
Light sour cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Add 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add 6 cloves of crushed garlic and 2 chopped onions. Cook for approximately 5 minutes or until aromatic and translucent.
- Add diced carrots to the mixture above. Season with salt and pepper and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Turn off heat and place mixture in slow cooker.
- Prepare the marinade. Add 4-6 remaining crushed garlic cloves, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, sriracha, white vinegar, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil of peanut oil.
- Score the beef chuck in a few areas to allow the marinade to soak in. Marinade for at least 5 minutes, and try to get as much of the marinade onto the meat as possible.
- Heat the same sauté pan from above over medium-high heat. Sear the meat for 3-4 minutes on each side, and then place in slow cooker along with onion, garlic, and carrot mixture.
- Put 1 cup of water into sauté pan and scrape all the remaining bits and pieces out, and then add to slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 5.5 hours. Remove meat from slow cooker once done and shred into pieces. The meat should shred easily.
- To prepare the tortillas, place in a muffin tin & spray with cooking spray. Twist tortilla to create shape as pictured above, if desired. Bake in preheated oven for 7 minutes or until brown.
- Top with guacamole, salsa, shredded lettuce, grated cheese, and light sour cream.
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