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Slow cookers are great for entertaining because you can easily get all the work done in advance and have your house smelling amazing when guests arrive (we use this basic, inexpensive slow cooker). Who knew you could set-and-forget Mexican cuisine in the slow cooker so it’s ready for dinner? See how this easy and delicious crockpot flank steak recipe comes together in our detailed recipe below. After all, slow cookers aren’t just for soups, people!
Make Ahead Crockpot Flank Steak Fajitas
I just made these fajitas myself the other day and my daughters kept asking me “What smells so good??” They couldn’t wait to dig in and if you make the tortillas in advance it will just take some grated cheese, sour cream, and cilantro (plus any other fixings you like on your fajitas), and your feast will be ready in no time.
How Long to Cook Flank Steak in a Slow Cooker
If you cook the flank steak on high for roughly 5-6 hours, you’ll end up with perfectly tender, pull-apart flank steak that takes on the spices and sauce flavors perfectly! Just note that different brands of slow cookers may have different heating temperatures despite having the same setting. To avoid drying out your flank steak, be sure to check on it around hour 4 and 5 if at all possible! (For reference, we used the 6Qt Crockpot on “High” for this recipe.)
Best Toppings for Steak Fajitas:
Your family’s tastes may vary, but these are some of our favorite toppings to dress up these crockpot flank steak fajitas with!
- Grated cheese, (try some Mexican Cotija!)
- Fresh cilantro
- Squeezed lime juice
- Sour cream
- Sliced Avocado
- Fresh Jalapenos (If you like more of a kick!)
- Habanero peppers