Chicana-In the Crock Pot

"My wonderful MIL lives in Callifornia and gave me this recipe. I have tweaked it a little to fit my taste. It is a family favorite of theirs, and now I can make it for mine! It is really easy to put together, but so delicious after it cooks for several hours."
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Ready In:
5hrs 20mins


  • 3 lbs steak (Sirloin, Chuck Roast, London Broil)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • bell pepper (1 Each ( Red, Yellow, Orange and Green)
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 jalapeno (May omit if you don't like things to spicy)
  • 3 garlic cloves, Minced
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes (I like the onion and garlic)
  • 1 cup salsa (Any kind you prefer)
  • salt and pepper
  • ranch style beans or refried beans, Tortillas and Rice for Serving


  • Cut the steak, bell peppers, onion and jalapeno into bite sized pieces or strips.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the vegetables to the heated pan and cook until crisp-tender.
  • Add the steak and garlic to the pan with the vegetables and cook until steak is browned.
  • Add both cans of tomatoes, the salsa, and salt and pepper to taste to the pan.
  • Pour the mixture into your crockpot and cook on low for 5-8 hours.
  • Serve with tortillas, rice and beans.
  • NOTE: I gave this such a long cooking time because it definitely does not bother it to be cooked for 8 hours in the crockpot. However, it is typically done and tender in 5 hours.

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I live in Kansas with my hubby and our two beautiful babies. The one thing I told my husband when we got together was he could not be a picky eater and he has to do the dishes!! :) I figured I should change this because it said I work at home and I recently got a job at a fabulous salon/spa. I am skin care specialist (Esthetician) there, and I love it. My hours are flexible so I still get to spend plenty of time with my kiddo's and of course on recipezaar every chance I get! I grew up with a mother that doesn't like to cook so I basically learned how to cook on my own when I was out of the house :) I didn't know I would like to do it so much! Oh, and "Red Chef Mama" is because I have all red in my kitchen (towels, plates, untensils, you name it) and of course I'm a mom! :) <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">
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