Saturday, March 29, 2014

Slow Cooker Saturday: Carne Picada Salad

Mexican cuisine night in your household can be both healthy and cost effective. Carne Picada is a the type of labeled beef you want to look for in your supermarket. All it is, is simply very thin slices of beef from cheaper cuts of beef. Now, you are probably wondering how this is a slow cooker meal. Well, you could make carne picada just as you would tacos on the stove top and that is how you start out, but the beef carne picada tends to be cut from are tougher cuts and if you cook it all day in the slow cooker you will come home to very tender slices of meat.

Slow Cooker Carne Picada
1 1/2 - 2 pounds of carne picada beef
2-3 T  Clean Eating Taco Seasoning (click link for my recipe)
3/4 - 1 C water

Directions: Brown beef lightly on the stove top. Transfer beef to a 3 qt slow cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning on top and water. Stir. Cook on low for 6- 8 hours.

Carne Picada Salad
Make a bed of lettuce. Layer on top Slow Cooker Carne Picada, avocados, corn, black olives, salsa and any other favorite toppings, Enjoy!


Dede said...

I have never seen carne picada at the meat section. Will be sure to look for it! We are doing a Mexican themed potluck at work, this would be perfect.

MickiK said...

This looks so good. I'm always a big fan of Mexican food, especially if it involves fresh, ripe avocados.

Unknown said...

I've seen the carne picada in my store, but had no clue what it was. After reading this, I'd love to try it in your recipe! Adding it to my recipe list now! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Jean said...

Ive been looking for some slow cooker recipes to keep it simpler since having my baby! Thanks for sharing!

Emily Reviews said...

Mmm this looks good! I love easy slow cooker meals like this.

Unknown said...

This sounds delicious! Perfect for a weekday meal.

Lisa said...

Looks & Sounds So Delicious Will Have To Make!!

Julie said...

I love using my slow cooker. Thanks for another recipe!