One afternoon every week, my husband and I do a kid swap in the late afternoon for one of my son’s weekly eye therapy appointments. Because I’d rather not sit in the waiting room with 3 squirrely little boys, he swings by after he leaves work and picks them up and takes them home. On those afternoons, I generally leave the slow cooker running so that when I get home from the appointment, it doesn’t take much thought or energy to get dinner onto the table.
Last week, during the swap I said that dinner was in the slow cooker and to please try not to eat it until we get home. Because I was afraid that the intense, divine smell would tempt him to open up the slow cooker and eat it all up without me.
Have you ever slow cooked a fresh garlic, cilantro, jalapeno combo over beef before?
If not, then you must.
Because the flavor of this beef is about 14x better than it smelled, which I didn’t think would be possible.
Here’s why it smelled and tasted so amazing.
See all of that garlic.
And the cilantro and a bit of heat from the jalapeño.
Slather it all over the meat. And be prepared for your home to be filled with an amazing aroma, all day long!
Perfectly tender, perfectly flavored.
Here’s the recipe for the beef…enjoy!!!
Slow Cooker Carne Asada
Yield – 4 servings
Preparation Time – 10 minutes
Cooking Time – 8 hours
- 1/2 cup onion
- 5 garlic cloves
- 1 jalapeño, seeded
- Small bunch of cilantro
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 – 3/4 lb. flank or skirt steak
- Salt and pepper
- Add the onion, garlic, jalapeño, cilantro and olive oil into a small food processor or food chopper. Grind until makes a paste like spread.
- Place the flank steaks in the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper. Spread the mixture on top of the meats.
- Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours.
- Carefully remove from the slow cooker, as it will be very tender. Slice and serve with sides, or in tacos.