Slow Cooker Carne Asada Tacos
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
Carne Asada is all about the marinade and this homemade marinade is perfect for steak that will be frozen! It will marinate as it thaws, and then you can slow cook it to perfection. Once slow cookerd, you can carefully pull apart the meat to add to tacos with your favorite taco toppings! Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - lb(s) flank steak
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 - cup(s) orange juice
  • 1/4 - cup(s) lime juice
  • 1/4 - cup(s) olive oil
  • 2 - Tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - cup(s) fresh cilantro
  • 8 - flour tortillas**
  • Garnish: - favorite taco toppings**
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - rice**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Chop the fresh cilantro.
  2. Place the flank steak into the base of the slow cooker and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, white vinegar, minced garlic and chopped cilantro.
  4. Pour the sauce over the meat. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. Once finished cooking, shred the beef with 2 forks and mix into the sauce. Assemble the meat into the tortillas with your favorite taco toppings like pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and shredded cheese.
  5. Prepare salad.
  6. Cook the rice.
  7. Serve Carne Asada Tacos with salad and rice.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 cups of fresh cilantro.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup orange juice, 1/2 cup lime juice, 1/2 cup olive oil, 4 Tbsp white vinegar, 4 tsp minced garlic, and the chopped cilantro.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 lb. flank steak
  • Salt and pepper
  • Half of the prepared marinade

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours. Shred meat and assemble tacos.

Special notes

You can use flank steak, skirt steak, or beef chuck roast with this recipe.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides and toppings.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with corn tortillas, gluten-free sides and toppings.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Carne Asada Tacos

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and slow cook on low for 8 hours. Once cooked, shred the beef with 2 forks and assemble tacos.
Serve with salad and dinner rolls.