We love Mexican food at the Wolf Den. In fact, before we purchased our Den, our rented duplex was just a few blocks away from what we have decided is the best Mexican restaurant in Illinois. We used to eat there at least twice a week. We were those people you know, the ones the staff knows by name and food preference. I think I could live on chips and salsa and fajitas.
Chips and salsa is easy. I have a homemade recipe I like. I also have a store brand that I really enjoy. While neither are as good as going out to eat, they do and can get you past the craving. Fajitas have always been another story until I gave this a try. May I introduce the only way to cook fajitas… in the crockpot!
Yes, the crockpot. I started out with some inexpensive beef round steak from Sam’s. For this first trial run, I used two steaks, which ended up being enough for two meals for both Wolfy and I. I roughly cubed the steaks and put them in my smallest crockpot. I added 1 red onion and 1 package of Fajita seasoning. Nothing else! No water, no oil, just the meat, the onions, and the seasonings.
The plan with fresh meat was to cook it for 4 hours. Here it is after 2.
After 4 hours, you are able to pull those cubes of meat apart with two forks. So the texture is a bit different than what you get at a restaurant. These are pulled beef fajitas, but trust me, once you try them you won’t go back! So tender and flavorful!
Once the meat was pulled apart I added ½ red pepper, ½ yellow pepper, ½ orange pepper, and ½ red onion. I mixed this in and let it cook on high for another ½ hour.
Serve on warm tortillas with salsa or whatever you like your fajitas with (endless opportunities for guacamole, Pico de Gallo, lettuce, sour cream, cheese, you name it and you can put it on there).
- 1 pound round steak
- 1 ½ red onion (1/2 reserved for later) sliced
- 1 package fajita seasoning
- ½ of each red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and orange bell pepper sliced
- Toppings for fajitas as desired
- For fresh steak: Cube and place into crockpot on high. Add 1 sliced red onion and 1 package of fajita seasoning. Let cook on high for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.
- For frozen steak: Place in crockpot on high. Add 1 sliced red onion and 1 package of fajita seasoning. Let cook on high for 8 hours, stirring occasionally.
- After the 4 or 8 hours, use 2 forks to pull the meat apart.
- Add in the sliced peppers and reserved sliced onion. Mix into meat. Cook on high for 30 minutes.
- Warm tortillas in microwave on 15-20 second bursts.