Incredible Quick Blender Sauce
The secret is definitely in the sauce. Easily made in minutes in your blender, the sauce flavors the steak perfectly and makes the most awesome fajitas. If you like your spice a bit lower, leave out the chipotle pepper. If you love spicy, then you will love this sauce.
The recipe calls for flank steak, which makes a perfect cut of beef for these fajitas. The citrus juices in the sauce that the meat slow cooks in break down the muscle fibers for a fork-tender result.
Make sure you slice the onions and bell peppers thick so they hold up to the long cooking.
1 to 1 1/2 pound Beef Flank Steak
2-3 bell peppers (variety of colors)
1 large white onion
2 limes juiced
1 orange juiced
1/2 cup cilantro leaves and stems
1 chipotle pepper (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobe, hispanic food aisle)
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
Items for serving:
Flour or corn tortillas
Monterey jack cheese
In a blender combine sauce ingredients (lime juice, orange juice, cilantro, chipotle pepper, garlic clove, salt, pepper and cumin). Pulse these items until pulverized.
Put flank steak in slow cooker, and pour sauce over the steak.
Slice bell peppers and onions in a thick slice, so they hold their shape after cooking all day.
Put bell peppers and onions on top of steak and sauce.
Set slow cooker to low, and cook for 8 hours.
Serve steak, bell pepper and onions on flour or corn tortillas, top with guacamole, cheese and sour cream to taste.
Thanks to Sarah of The Magical Slow Cooker for the photo and recipe. To read more, click here.