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Southwest Pulled Flank Steak

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 155
Protein 24g
Fat 5g
Carbs 1g
Total Time -

If you ever visit Texas (or Mexico for that matter), you’ll notice that there are a TON of different taco options. It can be pretty overwhelming for a taco newbie. And while most people in the south are “Texas-polite” and patient, all courtesy goes out the door if you hold up the taco line. Lol

One of my favorite tacos is barbacoa. It’s a cross between roast beef and fatty brisket, in my opinion. It’s slow cooked beef chuck and it’s delicious. Admittedly, it’s even more delicious when you’re eating it outside the taco stand, while the sun beats down on your face and you’re chasing this savory, spicy deliciousness (wrapped in corn tortillas) with a chilled Topo Chico.  This is life, bro!

Anyway, I don’t have a taco shop – not yet anyway 😉 – and I love slow cooking on the weekend because I can chillax (chill + relax) on the couch or catch up with friends/family while my food prepares in the background.  So, here’s a huge cheers to the weekend with my southwest style pulled flank.  Great recipe for (weekend) meal prep!

 

SLOW COOKER FLANK STEAK RECIPE

pulled flank steak recipe

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Southwest Pulled Flank Steak

Ingredients

Ingredients for at least 8 servings of 4oz

  • 2 lb raw lean flank, beef or buffalo
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 heaping tablespoons tomato paste
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Garnish
    • fresh lime
    • fresh chopped cilantro
  • olive oil spray
Steps
  1. Spray the slow cooker with olive oil, then add the flank steak.  For best results, it’s best if the flank steak is not rolled – try as much as possible to lay it flat. Add the rest of the ingredients, give it a quick stir, then cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 to 8 hours.  Alternatively, you can also use a dutch oven and cook for about 2 to 3 hours on low heat.
  2. When the meat is about 85%  complete with the cooking cycle, gently pull it apart with forks, then allow it to cook for the remaining time in it’s own juices.
  3. Season to taste with sea salt, pepper, fresh lime and cilantro
  4. Enjoy this warm, or even cold the next day in a lunch burrito!

Approximate macros for 1 of 8 servings of four ounces:

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Calories
155
Protein
24g
Fat
5g
Carbs
1g
Sodium
-
Fiber
0g
Sugar
1g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.