Easy slow cooker beef fajitas are a fantastic, cheap, and simple dinner for busy weeknights!
It’s slow cooker month here on Baking Mischief, because anything that lets us avoid turning on the oven and adding to the stifling summer heat is welcomed and appreciated.
Last week I posted my totally killer Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches for Two. Today we are switching over to beef, using a cheap, tough piece of meat and turning it into fantastic fall-apart tender and delicious fajitas!!
See Also: AWESOME Steak Fajitas
These easy slow cooker beef fajitas literally take less than ten minutes to toss together in the morning, and when you get home in the evening, your house will smell amazing, and you will have delicious fajita filling sitting there waiting for you.
Aside from being fast and easy, these fajitas are great because they are CHEAP. Since we have a long slow cooking time, we can use super inexpensive beef chuck, which can be tough and chewy if you treat it like regular old steak, but is PERFECT when you give it the benefit of extra cooking time. Cooked slow, it is tender, rich, and so flavorful.
You can buy a small chuck roast, chuck steak, or a package cut up for stew meat. Go with whatever is cheapest! As written, this is a recipe for two, but you can double or triple the ingredients with no changes to the cooking method or time if you are serving a family or want leftovers.
After the meat and veggies spend the day in the slow cooker (if you don’t like soft slow cooker veggies, see my note at the end of the recipe), throw some flour tortillas in the oven for a minute or two to warm up, and then go crazy assembling the fajitas of your dreams.
Looking for more cheap, easy recipes, try these Easy Homemade Carnitas, Carnitas Tacos, Slow Cooker Beef Ribs, and Easy Chicken Fajitas.
Easy Slow Cooker Beef Fajitas
- 1/2 pound beef chuck or stew meat
- 1 bell pepper sliced
- 1/2 large onion sliced
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon lime juice about 1/2 lime
- Flour tortillas soft taco size
- Your favorite fajita toppings
- Place meat into your slow cooker. Drop bell pepper and onion slices over the top.
- In a small bowl, whisk together chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, soy sauce, and lime juice. Pour mixture over the meat and vegetables.
- Place the lid on your slow cooker and cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 7 to 9 hours. Meat is done when it is easily shreddable.
- Transfer meat to a cutting board and shred with two forks before returning it to the liquid and vegetables.
- Serve over warm tortillas with your favorite fajita toppings (I like sour cream and a bit of salsa). Enjoy!
Adapted From Brown Eyed Baker
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Dawn - Girl Heart Food says
I just love using the slow cooker any time of the year, especially if I get to eat food like these fajitas! I could eat food like this every day, as could hubby 🙂 Have a great weekend, Tracy!
The Food Hunter says
I love that it is for two people
Me too. 😉 Thanks!
Kylee from Kylee Cooks says
That looks PERFECT! I love the colors in it. So good at this time of year!
Anne Murphy says
I cooking onion over beef in a slow cooker! But I need to try the rest of that seasoning – sounds like just what I need.
You totally should! Thanks, Anne!
My mouth is watering. I love fajitas and the slow cooker! Winner, winner!!
🙂 Thanks, Megan!
Platter Talk says
Convenience and flavor in one idea; how can you not love this fajita recipe! Thanks for sharing this one.
Tyra Rae says
I hope you’re having a wonderful week.
When I make this recipe for 8,
Do I increase the amount of lime juice?
I used the recipe calculator on your site, it increases the other ingredients but the lime juice amount remained the same.
I am a novice cooker – so I literally have to follow your recipes to the letter.
My cooking skills are not good enough yet to just wing a recipe~ so please excuse my question if it seems too silly.
How many tacos is a serving?
I’m cook for 2
(love that you do small batch recipes~ Thank you!!)
But, this time I will be cooking for
4 adults.with hearty appetites ~I figure they’ll eat at least 4 tacos each
So I’m not sure if the recipe for 8
will make at least make 2-4 tacos per person?
I made your Homemade Spaghettios last night for the second time (by request).
It came out delicious ~ just like the first time.
The recipe was easy to follow.
My husband is addicted to your blueberry & banana muffins. ..lol.
Thank you for making me look good!
Hi, Tyra. The lime amount was a formatting error. I fixed it, so it will scale up now too.
-This makes about 2-3 fajitas/person (clarified that in the recipe as well).
-If serving 4 big eaters, I would use:
A 3 pound beef chuck roast trimmed of fat and cut into large chunks
4 bell peppers, sliced
2 large onions, sliced
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice, about 1 lime
Hope that helps, and so happy to hear about the spaghettios and muffins!
Tyra Rae says
Thank you very much for your helpful reply.
I followed your instructions & as usual, the meal was delicious!
My family also gave this recipe 10+++ stars.
I’m so green in the kitchen that I have to take things literally. I am not anywhere in my cooking process that I can
” just wing it” . for any recipe
because I don’t know what this or that spice does to a recipe. (I am taking notes as I progress).
Like, once I forgot to add the baking powder to a muffin recipe & they came out flat ~ Lol.
I figure that the baking powder must be what gives the muffins the lift???
I hope you don’t mind me asking this question, but, I was wondering. ..
“Do you perhaps have in your personal files a recipe for Barbacoa?”
It’s a Mexican meal that they sell at this nearby Taco Food Truck. My son’s love it They eat it in tacos & drink the broth.-. But it can get a bit expensive going to the food truck to buy it.
I looked on the Internet &
oh my goodness, it was information OVERLOAD!!!
There are so many different recipes,
Most call for different meats, most use different chiles, etc
The only thing most had in common was the bay leaves…lol
I just am not experienced enough to decide whose recipe to trust.
So, I was wondering if you might know how to make Barbacoa & just haven’t posted the recipe yet?
If you do have a recipe,
Would you share it with me?
We are a family of 4.
If you don’t have a recipe for Barbacoa,
I’m absolutely still okay
Because there are so many wonderful recipes on your site that I’ve yet to try & plan to.
Thanks a bunch.
Hi, Tyra, so happy you guys enjoyed this! I don’t have a recipe for Barbacoa, but it’s on my list of recipes to develop!
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it!