There are only 5-Ingredients in this slow cooker steak fajitas recipe. This easy yet delicious crock-pot dish is perfect any day of the week.
I swear I’m not trying to make every single recipe 5-ingredients or less. I can’t help myself. I’m just all about simplicity these days. Yesterday was National Margarita Day and I completely missed out. I will not miss out on Taco Tuesday! Fajitas count right? The 5 ingredients for this recipe are: beef, bell pepper, onion, salsa, and fajita seasoning.
The beef: Another 2 pound grass-fed, angus beef boneless chuck roast from Vons sliced up. Their grass-fed game has been on point lately! YYYYAAAAASSSSS Vons!! For the salsa, use your favorite brand. Seasoning: to packet or not to packet, that is the question. I try to make my own or buy all-natural brands for seasoning blends as much as possible. I won’t preach because I use packet on occasion but in general, I heavily encourage you to ditch the store-bought seasoning packets. Again without preaching, just look on the back at the ingredients. Do you know what all the ingredient are? How about that sodium content. Pretty high huh? Right. Here is my go-to homemade fajita mix. I’ve been using this for years so please trust me, you will not miss the store-bought. You probably have all these spices in your pantry already. This makes about 2 1/2 tbsp which is equivalent to 1 packet of store-bought. I make a big batch and keep a mason jar full of it in my cupboard.
Homemade Fajita Seasoning
1 tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Store in an airtight container up to 4 weeks.
Normally when I make this slow cooker steak fajitas recipe I only use 1 bell pepper. This time though, I wanted more veggies so I used two – a combo of red and green. For the salsa, use 20 ounces of your favorite brand. I don’t even remember the name of the brand I threw in. I like to give this a good stir before putting the lid on so the salsa and seasonings are distributed evenly.
Set it and forget it. You can substitute chicken or pork instead of beef if you like. Heck I have even made these fajitas using a large turkey breast. The concept stays the same, just swap out the protein.
- 2 lbs beef, sliced
- 1-2 bell peppers, sliced
- 1 onion, sliced
- 20 ounces salsa
- 2 tbsp fajita seasoning
- Add salsa to bottom of the slow cooker.
- Add beef, onion, bell pepper and fajita seasoning. Stir to mix well.
- Cook LOW 6-8 hour or HIGH 3-4.
I have tons of HEALTHY slow cooker recipes on my blog. Most of which are whole 30 approved, paleo or low carb. Feel free to search through my recipe index.