Slow Cooker Carne Asada

When I decided to make this I was thinking tacos. Only tacos. And I had never made this before, so I thought sure why not.

Remember what happened with the porcupines. Well it happened again. This time Bryan caught it. I could have sworn it was on because the power strip light was on. However, what Bryan didn’t tell me was that he had unplugged the slow cooker.

I lost a whole whopping 90 minutes because of this.

Moral of the story – If the house doesn’t start smelling like yummy happiness after about an hour, then the slow cooker is definitely not on.

I was soo livid when it went down. I’m never going to use the bloody slow cooker again. And if I do I am going to be paranoid the whole time thinking it isn’t on and then I’ll develop OCD from continuously checking to make sure it’s still one. In the end I will be a psychotic meltdown waiting to happen.

You should not be having psychotic meltdowns while cooking, you should be relieving the urges to murder, both physically and psychologically, things aka your daily life stressors. And this definitely should not be happening when using the slow cooker because in reality, you aren’t cooking. You’re dumping food into a magical vessel that cooks, simmers, and mesh flavors together while you do nothing. All you have to do is turn a knob….and make sure it’s plugged in.



Slow Cooker Carne Asada

1 lime, juiced
1/2 orange, juiced
1/2 onion, sliced
1/4 cup beer
1 3/4 pounds of beef roast
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
dash red pepper flakes
dash onion powder
dash garlic powder
3 garlic cloves, chopped


In a small bowl combine lime, orange, beer, olive oil, and all the seasonings.

Spread out onions in the slow cooker.

Place the roast on top of the onions.

Pour the marinade mixture on top of the roast.

Sprinkle the garlic on top of the roast.

Cook on LOW for 6 hours.

Makes 10.

This came out pretty tasty. It’s like a Mexican version of shredded beef. Although authentic carne asada uses steak and is grilled, the marinade used is the same.

It would go great in tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, and what have you.

Although Bryan view it more as shredded beef and has decided shredded beef sandwiches are the way to go. This is how you know you’ve married a country boy. Just because it’s shredded, he automatically goes to typical Texas BBQ with the onions and pickles.

Personally, I wanted to put it on top of some rice with black beans and melted cheese.  With mashed avocado on top of the carne.Maybe next time.

Either way, it’s yummy, and makes more than enough.


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