These Slow Cooker Steak Carnitas Bowls are super simple to make with the help of your crockpot. Finish them off with a quick guacamole and a combination of your favorite toppings for a healthy weeknight dinner | platingsandpairings.com

Slow Cooker Beef Carnitas Bowls

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 -6 servings
These Slow Cooker Steak Carnitas Bowls are super simple to make with the help of your crockpot. Finish them off with a quick guacamole and a combination of your favorite toppings for a healthy weeknight dinner.
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Ingredients

Steak Carnitas:

  • lbs flank steak
  • Tablespoons cumin
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and sliced
  • 1 16-ounce jar salsa
  • 1 onion diced
  • Salt and Pepper

Quick Guacamole:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 quarter of a lime juiced
  • Salt and Pepper

Additional Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rice
  • Cotija cheese for topping
  • Red cabbage for topping
  • Jalapeno for topping
  • Cherry tomatoes for topping
  • Cilantro for topping
  • Lime wedges for serving

Instructions

Steak Carnitas:

  1. Rub flank steak with cumin and place in bottom of slow cooker.
  2. Spread chopped onion and jalapeno over steak. Pour salsa over top.
  3. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.
  4. Remove steak from slow cooker and shred with forks. Place steak in slow cooker and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Quick Guacamole:

  1. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Using a spoon, scoop the avocado into a medium bowl. Combine with the lime juice, cilantro, and garlic. Using a fork, mash the ingredients until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Rice:

  1. Near the end of the cooking time, cook the two cups of rice according to the package directions (Bring the rice and 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium pot with a lid in place, as soon as it reaches a boil, reduced the heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving).

To Serve:

  1. Spread steak on top of rice and add desired toppings.