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This is one of those dishes that never seems to stay around long enough. Flank steak is braised in the slow cooker until falling apart and tender then stuffed into tortillas with all of the fixins for a delicious taco night. Kate, Recipe Hunter

Kate Swanson, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter

THE RECIPE

Crockpot Steak Carnitas Tacos

Set it and forget it

Who doesn’t love taco night? Instead of using pork (the traditional meat in carnitas), this recipe substitutes flank steak that is rubbed with a homemade Mexican spice blend then slow cooked in the crockpot with peppers, onions, and jalapenos until falling apart and tender. After 8 hours of braising, you can easily shred the meat apart with just two forks and serve it alongside your favorite fixins for a hearty, satisfying taco filling that your entire family will absolutely love.

THE CHEF

Melissa Griffiths

Mom (to Kids and Chickens), Blogger, Remodeling-Survivor

Melissa Griffiths from Bless This Mess

I love to cook delicious family-friendly meals from scratch. I'm a back to basics kind of woman who loves butter, whole-wheat flour, and fresh cilantro. I believe a loaf of homemade bread or a warm cookie can cure all ills.

We can’t help but admire what Melissa has been able to achieve in her kitchen…or lack thereof. She and her family set out out to remodel their house, 100% with their own hands, and even while having to wash dishes in a bucket for 8 months, Melissa has managed to put handmade, delicious food on the table for her family. One of the things we love most about Melissa’s style is her commitment to doing things from scratch, from baking her own bread (with wheat that she ground herself) to canning to raising chickens in their backyard, all while being a mom to 3 and blogging about her adventures along the way!

Head over to Bless This Mess and say hello to Melissa on Facebook and Pinterest

THE TIP

How to Make Crispy Taco Shells in the Oven

If you love crispy hard tacos but don't wan't to buy premade shells or don't want to deep fry your own, here's a neat trick for making your own in the oven.

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