Daily Dinner Idea: Steak Tacos

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As a result of the recent hurricane and subsequent Nor’easter on the East Coast,  I found myself working from home yesterday (and by home I mean cramped apartment). In a moment of writer’s block and impending hunger, I glanced up from my computer and noticed that my brand-new crock pot was just begging to be used. Since crock pots are usually a day-long ordeal, I figured an afternoon at home was the perfect excuse to test it out. The result: steak tacos (delicious ones, if I do say so myself).

Steak Tacos

Why we like it: Because, honestly, who doesn’t like tacos? Especially of the homemade variety.

Time: 8 hours (well spent)


1 green pepper, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

1 jalapeno, chopped

1 1/2-2 pounds flank steak

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1 tsp cumin

2 tsp chili powder

corn tortillas

(cilantro, avocado, limes, salsa for topping)


-Mix together all of the spices and rub all over the flank steak

-Place the meat at the bottom of your crock pot and cover with the chopped veggies

-Turn the crock pot to the lowest setting and cook for 8 hours

(Paint your nails, prepare margaritas, walk the dog…do whatever you need to do for the next 8 hours to avoid peeking into the pot!)

-Once done, shred the meat with a fork and serve as you please. The mix of corn tortillas and cilantro made everything taste and look so fresh!

Are you planning to try out this recipe? Let me know how you liked the end result!

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