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  • 2 lbs flank steak
  • 1 yellow onion - chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper - chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper - chopped
  • 1 jalapeño - seeded and chopped
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Corn tortillas
  • Avocado slices
  • Cilantro
  • Your favorite salsa
  • Limes


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Mix together all spices in a small bowl. Rub the spices all over your flank steak. Then, place your steak at the bottom of your crock pot.

Cover the steak with the chopped onions, bell peppers and jalapeno pepper. Turn heat on low and cook for 8 hours.

After 8 hours, remove meat from crock pot and shred with a fork.

It should be incredibly easy to shred. You can either stick the shredded meat back in the pot for another hour or serve as is.

To serve, heat your corn tortillas in a skillet on the stove.

Spoon some carnitas on a tortilla then top with salsa, avocado, cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

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