Oh, Monday. Why must you return to me so quickly?
Before I get into today’s post, I wanted to tell all of you to go check out my guest post on Cinnamon’s blog! The post is about my definition of a ‘balanced’ lifestyle. Hope you like it!
I mentioned in Friday’s post that I had a baby shower to attend this weekend.
The shower was for my gorgeous friend, Shannon.
Her baby, Amelia (or “Mia”), is due in 7th weeks. We can’t wait to meet her!
It was a great time with wonderful friends and delicious food.
And of course, everything was pink.
Too cute. Congrats, Shannon and Todd! We couldn’t be more excited for you!
And now, for another successful slow-cooker meal!
Slow Cooker Steak Tacos
(modified from this recipe)
Makes about 10 tacos
- 2 lbs flank steak (*see note below)
- 2 green bell peppers, chopped
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
- 2.5 tsp chili powder
- 1.5 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- flour tortillas
- homemade guacamole
- cilantro, washed and torn into pieces
- Combine all of the spices into a bowl.
- Rub the spices onto both sides of the meat.
- Put the meat in the slow-cooker, and add any leftover spices on top. Then top the meat with the peppers and onions. Set the slow-cooker to low.
- After about 8 hours, take the meat out and put it into a bowl. Shred the meat with two forks. Using a slotted spoon, add the peppers and onions into the bowl.
- Serve the meat topped with guacamole, salsa, and cilantro.
* One note: I’m personally someone who likes a lot of flavor in every dish I eat. So for me, the flank steak didn’t have quite as much flavor as I would have liked. The tacos were still delicious because the meat was flavored with some incredible spices, plus the toppings added to the flavor. But I think to kick these up another notch, I would probably use a pork butt instead next time. I would do the exact same thing I did this time, except I would substitute pork. Just a suggestion!
Brandon (my lover of all Mexican foods) really enjoyed this dish.
And because the recipe makes so much, we were able to enjoy the leftovers for a couple of nights.
Leftovers = less work for Kristen = happy wifey.
Question for ya …
What did you do this weekend?
What are some of your favorite baby shower games?
If you have kids, did you choose to go the traditional pink or blue route when decorating his/her room? Or did you go a different route?
Ever cooked with flank steak?