This stew has a simple list of ingredients, but plenty of great flavor thanks to flank steak, a cut that's known for its excellent meaty flavor. The flank is also known for its long grainy, and sometimes tough texture. In this stew the texture is a great asset—the meat shreds apart into tasty strips after it's cooked in the slow cooker.
Active Time: 25 minutes |
Total Time: 8 1/2 hours
1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 large onion, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 pounds flank steak, trimmed of fat, each steak cut into thirds
1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapenos
10 corn tortillas, heated (see Tip)
Combine broth, vinegar, celery, onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add beef, submerging it by tucking the vegetables under, over and between the pieces.
Put the lid on and cook on low until the meat is fork-tender, about 8 hours.
Transfer the meat to a cutting board; let stand for 10 minutes. Shred the meat with 2 forks and return it to the slow cooker. Stir in cilantro. Garnish with jalapeno and serve warm tortillas on the side.
Per serving :
8 g Fat;
3 g Sat;
3 g Mono;
60 mg Cholesterol;
15 g Carbohydrates;
23 g Protein;
3 g Fiber;
416 mg Sodium;
415 mg Potassium
1 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat
Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
Tip: Wrap corn tortillas in foil and bake at 300°F until steaming, about 10 minutes.
For easy cleanup, try a slow-cooker liner. These heat-resistant, disposable liners fit neatly inside the insert and help prevent food from sticking to the bottom and sides of your slow cooker.