Friday, May 26, 2006

Crockpot Beef Fajitas......Crockpot tips by Chet

Beef Fajitas

1 1/2 lb beef flank steak
1 onion, sliced
1 green pepper, cut into strips
1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
1 tbs cilantro
1 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp salt
8 oz can chopped tomatoes
A dozen 8" flour tortillas
Toppings: sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheddar cheese,salsa

Cut flank steak into 6 portions. In any size crock pot, combine meat, onion, green pepper, red pepper, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander and salt. Add tomatoes. Cover and cook on low for 8-10hours or on high 4-5 hours. Remove meat from crock pot and shred. Return meat to crock pot and stir. To serve fajitas, spread meat mixture on flour tortillas and add favorite toppings. Roll up tortillas. Serves 6-8

Crockpot tips from Chet:
* Use cooking times as guidelines. Pots vary; each one is not exactly the same, and fluctuations in power or voltage may occur. Generally, figure that 1 hour on high is about 2 hours on low. Some recipes should only be cooked on high or low, so follow directions carefully.

* Because they cook more slowly than meats, generally place fresh vegetables, such as carrots, potatoes, celery, and onions, in the bottom and around the sides ofthe slow cooker. Then place meats on top.

* To avoid curdling dairy products, generally add milk, heavy cream, sour cream, or cheese sometime during the last hour of cooking time. If heating cheeses for long periods, opt to use processed cheeses or cheese spreads, because they can tolerate more heat. Some dessert recipes use milk, cream, eggs, and cream cheese successfully, but for the most part, these are cooked quickly on the high heat setting.

* Beef cuts will be better cooked on low for 8-10 hours, while chicken can be cooked on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

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Have a great weekend everyone!


At 9:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need some advice on some low fat meals for 1. Something I could make myself for lunch instead of a sandwich. Got any??

At 9:21 AM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Well daybyday, you could make yourself a plate of veggies and some low fat dip. I usually put brocklie, cauliflower, carrots, celery, slices of green pepper and thinly sliced zuccini on a plate with a low fat dip. I can snack on it all day if I wanted. The kids used to love it when I would do that for an after school snack.

At 12:43 PM, Blogger Evey said...

Thanks for the great recipe Lucy. One of the many reasons I love to read your blog:)

At 4:36 PM, Blogger Oh great One said...

Sounds yummy. I think I could get my family to try these!

At 8:26 PM, Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

SOunds delicious...Glad that chicken can be substituted. Non-red meat eater here.

Lucy, you mentioned your husband bought a mezzuzah. Did you mean the casing or the scroll that goes inside of it or both?

At 9:17 PM, Anonymous lucystern said...

Evey - I'm glad you like the recipes.

oh great one - It never hurts to try.

Barb - Both. He emailed the company and they told him what was on the scroll and what it meant. It really interesting.

At 7:34 AM, Blogger Danny Sims said...

Lucy: What do you think of the low fat, low cal microwave options, like lean cusines?

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Fred said...

I love cooking in the crockpot. I can even do it!

At 2:21 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

Wow, that sounds delicous! I have to cook this one :o)

At 9:15 AM, Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Sounds good! Thanks... (to Chet?) ~ jb///

At 10:03 PM, Blogger angel, jr. said...

yum, now that's a recipe!!

At 9:49 AM, Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Danny - I think, now don't quote me on this, that Lean Cuisine is made by weight watchers. They are usually pretty good.

Fred - I love crockpot cooking too. I just found a new cookbook on the discount table for 75% off and snatched it right up. More crockpot recipes.

michelle, Ac blogger and angel - It does sound yummy. I will be making it up while on vacaction with my family in three weeks. I've already bought all the ingredients.


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