Tangy Flank Steak
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- Ready In:
- 7hrs 15mins
- 1 1⁄2 lbs beef flank steak
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, quartered and sliced
- 4 ounces chopped green chilies, drained (optional)
- 1⁄3 cup water
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- Cut flank steak in half if needed to fit in crock pot.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown flank steak in oil.
- Place in crock pot.
- In skillet, place onion, green chilies if desired, water, vinegar, chili powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of skillet.
- Pour over meat.
- Cover and cook on high for 3 to 3 1/2 hours or on low for 6 to 7 hours or until meat is very tender.
- Transfer meat to a warm platter.
- Slice meat diagonally.
- Remove onion from slow cooker with a slotted spoon and arrange around meat.
- If desired, baste with juices.
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This turned out just great. The flank steak that I had was already cut into strips, so I just seared up those strips a little and adjusted the cook time. I was a bit confused by the chili powder ingredients. It was listed 2 times with 2 different amounts, so I put cumin in for the 1 teaspoon amount and 1 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder. Served over mashed potatoes
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