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a platter from above with three carne asada tacos garnished with lime wedges.

Slow Cooker Carne Asada

4.67 from 3 votes
This Slow Cooker Carne Asada is the perfect set it and forget it meal. It's made with juicy steak cooked low and slow in a flavorful marinade. Serve in tacos or burritos, on nachos, over salad, you name it!
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce see note
  • 2 oranges juiced, about 1/2 cup
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 pounds flank steak or steak/beef of choice


  • Place all ingredients aside from the steak into your blender and blend until smooth.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, sear the meat on both sides then place into the insert of your slow cooker.
  • Pour the blended sauce mixture over the meat and set on low for 8 hours.
  • Shred with two forks and serve over a salad, on top of nachos, or in lettuce leaf tacos.


If you don't like heat, make sure you scrape out the seeds.
For Whole30, don't serve over tortilla chips!


Calories: 529kcalCarbohydrates: 14.3gProtein: 64.8gFat: 22.7gSaturated Fat: 8.4gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 480mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 9.9g
Author: Lexi