Alright so it’s a day late for Taco Tuesday, but you really can’t go wrong with tacos any day of the week- no matter how you make them. These CrockPot Carne Asada Tacos require basically no effort on your part, and will impress any taco lover.
Living in Denver, we are immersed in a world full of tacos! There are some awesome places to get tacos around here; at a taco restaurant, at one of the awesome craft breweries or just on the side of the road in a food truck. The taco selections around here are seriously awesome! Since we can’t afford to go out for tacos every night of the week (even though I’d like to), we make our favorites at home.
Traditionally, carne asada is a marinated flank or skirt steak that is grilled to perfection and then sliced, but because I am a Mom, and don’t have a lot of time, I decided to make our carne asada in the crockpot.
I can set the crockpot in the morning, and when we get home from a busy day, dinner is just a few minutes away. Until recently, I never really appreciated the convenience of the crockpot. I always liked how easy that it made dinner, but now that Anthony and I have a lot more going on, and I have finally started working out so we’re home late and tend to be eating out more and it’s getting expensive. I feel like there is going to be a lot more crockpot meals in my future, and shared with you!
If you’re following April’s Menu, add a small bottle of lime juice to your grocery list!
1, 2-3 lb chuck roast
1/8 cup lime juice
2 cups beef or chicken stock
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1/2 yellow onion, minced
1/2 – 1 jalapeño, minced (depending on how spicy you like it)
1 tsp – 1 tbsp adobo sauce from chipotles in adobo (we use about 1/2 tbsp), depending on how spicy you like it
1/2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp each; cumin, salt
1 tsp each; black pepper, paprika
Add all ingredients to the base of a crockpot.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred with two forks.
Serve on corn tortillas with your favorite toppings.
What are your favorite Carne Asada Taco toppings?
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Try your carne asada tacos with some Mexican Street Corn