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Slow Cooker Sunday: Carne asada is melt-in-your-mouth tender

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Cooked low and slow, this adobo carne asada is perfect for soft tacos

An easy and meaty meal made by your own personal chef, the slow cooker.

It's all about the meat in these tacos. Soft corn tortillas filled to the brim with tender, spicy carne asada make a wonderful meal. And better yet, this carne asada is made in a slow cooker, which means less work for you. Just put all the ingredients into the slow cooker, set it, and go.

Cooked low and slow, this adobo carne asada is perfect for soft tacos

I love to eat these tacos when I'm really hungry, because they're so meaty and filling.

Cooked low and slow, this adobo carne asada is perfect for soft tacos

And the freshness of the onion, cilantro, tomato and salsa tastes so good with each bite of meat. Feel free to switch up the corn tortillas with flour tortillas, if you prefer. Either way, it's all about the meat.

Cooked low and slow, this adobo carne asada is perfect for soft tacos

Slow cooker adobo carne asada soft tacos recipe

Tender and juicy slow-cooked adobo carne asada makes the perfect filling for soft tacos. This is an easy and filling no-fuss meal.

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 8 hours | Total time: 8 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds skirt or flank steak
  • 1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (use only the adobo sauce)
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 large oranges, juiced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (for the slow cooker)
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped cilantro (for the soft tacos)
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup queso fresco cheese, crumbled
  • 1-1/2 cups green or red salsa

Directions:

  1. To a slow cooker, add the adobo sauce, garlic, orange juice, lime juice, salt, pepper, cumin and cilantro. Stir together.
  2. Using tongs, dredge each side of the meat in the adobo mixture. Lay the meat as flat as possible at the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Cover, and let slow-cook for 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Just before serving, lay the corn tortillas onto a large plate (make in batches of 4), spreading them out as much as possible. Carefully lay another plate that is the same size over the plate with the tortillas, and warm in the microwave for about 20 seconds to make them soft.
  5. Add the meat, and top with onion, cilantro, tomatoes, queso fresco cheese and salsa.
  6. Serve while warm.

Cooked low and slow, this adobo carne asada is perfect for soft tacos

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