This fajita recipe uses the slow cooker to take the hectic last minute prep out of this favorite meal.

Slow Cooker Flank Steak Fajitas

Slow Cooker Flank Steak Fajitas

Prep Time: 20 minutes   |   Cook Time: 5-6 hours   |   Yield: 5-6 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4-5 bell peppers, any color
  • 1 onion
  • Other fajita fixings: Whole-wheat tortillas, grated low-fat cheese, fresh sliced avocado, cilantro, lime slices, fresh spinach leaves, low-fat sour cream, hot peppers, etc.



  1. Mix together the dry spices with a fork (chili powder, cumin, coriander and pepper).
  2. Rub the spice mixture over all sides of the flank steak and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle the soy sauce on top.
  3. Top the flank steak with the diced jalapeno and minced garlic. Slice the bell peppers and onion and throw those on top of the steak as well.
  4. Turn the slow cooker onto HIGH and cook for 5-6 hours or until the steak can easily be shredded with two forks.
  5. Drain the meat and peppers well then serve with the recommended fajita fixings (listed above). Enjoy!
  6. Serve with: Fresh watermelon slices, sprinkled if desired with a dash of chili powder and lime juice.