Slow Cooker Flank Steak Burritos

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Easy Home Cooking Contest Recipe Winner 2018 

You can enjoy restaurant style food right in the comfort of your own home! These flank steak burritos use your slow cooker to help get dinner on the table. It's a great way to walk in after work and enjoy a super tasty meal.

Karen in London Ontario was tired of overspending at her family’s favourite restaurant. Instead she recreated their go-to meal at home – and they haven’t been to that restaurant since.  She loves to use the leftovers in a soup or in a stuffed mushroom for an easy dinner the next day.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Serves: 6


Red bell peppers, sliced


Large onion, thinly sliced

Grape tomatoes, halved

1 cup (250 mL) 

Cloves garlic, minced 2
Ground cumin

1 tsp (5 mL)

Salt and pepper, each

1/2 tsp (2 mL)

Garlic powder and smoked paprika, each 

1/2 tsp (2 mL) 

Cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp (1 mL)

Flank steak

1 (about 1 1/2 lb/750 g)

Tomato sauce

1/3 cup (75 mL)

Corn kernals

1/2 cup (125 mL)

Cooked black beans

1/2 cup (125 mL)

Whole wheat tortillas, large


Shredded cheese

1/3 cup (75 mL)

Guacamole and sour cream (optional)  


  1. Stir together peppers, onion, grape tomatoes and garlic in slow cooker.
  2. Combine cumin, salt, pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika and cayenne. Sprinkle evenly over flank steak. Place steak on top of vegetables in slow cooker. Pour tomato sauce over top of steak.
  3. Cover and cook on Low for 8 hours.
  4. Remove flank steak onto cutting board and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing across the grain.
  5. Turn slow cooker to High and stir in corn and beans. Cook, uncovered for 10 minutes to thicken and heat through.
  6. Fill tortillas with beef, vegetable mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Top with additional toppings if desired. Fold in edges and roll up to enjoy.

Nutrition Information per burrito: 

Calories: 504 kcal

Protein: 38 g

Fat: 14 g

Carbohydrate: 55 g

Fibre: 6 g

Sodium: 761 mg

Calcium: 104 mg

Iron: 6 mg

Last Update – February 20, 2018

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