Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fajitas Meatas from the crock

My family loves Mexican food. There is a fabulous Mexican restaurant in Virginia Beach that we've eaten at on many occasions when all of the family is together. They have THE largest menu I have ever seen at any restaurant.

In addition to traditional beef, chicken, bean, and cheese options, they also offer many seafood choices as well. And holy smokes, their crab quesadillas are AMAZING.

Well, feeding 5 kids and 2 parents at a restaurant is not exactly affordable! And we all love fajitas. So, I wanted a way I could get that wonderful fiesta flavor with the ease of my slow cooker.

My Homemade Fajita Mix Packet, use this:
1 1/2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/2 Tbsp. salt
1/2 Tbsp. paprika
1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1-1/4 tsp. crushed chicken bouillon cube
3/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp. cumin

Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl, set aside.

2 lbs of thin cut stir fry beef or 2 lbs of chicken)

fajita seasoning mix (you can always use 1 store-bought seasoning packet, but I prefer the fresh mix)
1 onion sliced

2 bell peppers, sliced
1/2 cup of water

(you can also use frozen pre-sliced peppers and onions for a bit more ease, although fresh veggies add lots of flavor)

Place all ingredients in the crock and cook on low for 8 hours.

Fill flour tortillas with fajita meat and top with your favorite fixin's. Enjoy!!!

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