Beef/Pork Fajitas: REVIEW

Conclusion: The main reason I like prepared frozen meals is so when I don’t know what to make for dinner I have something ready.  The problem with crock pot meals, is it still takes considerable planning because it takes HOURS to cook. This is a perfect meal to prepare and then SKIP the crock pot.

As you know, I attempted to make 9 crock pot meals in an hour.  I fell short, but considered two hours (includes chopping and other prep) to be a reasonable compromise.  I also loved that my kitchen was not a disaster afterwards. 20170217_125223.jpg(For list of the recipes see: https://journeywithjewels.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/does-it-work-10-freezer-meals-prepared-in-an-hour/ )

If you have never frozen bell peppers, you should know they will be wimpy once thawed and no longer crisp.  (If you know how to prevent this I would LOVE to know your secret) I was a little nervous about putting wimpy peppers in a crock pot for hours, thinking they might turn to mush (and my family was hungry and wanted food now!)

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I microwaved the frozen ziploc for 2 minutes, flipped and one more minute, then I placed the food into the skillet. 30 minutes later, the meal was ready! YAY!

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Now, it is time for the ultimate test: Did it taste good?  Yes!  The spices gave the meat, peppers, and onions very good flavor.  Just as a reminder, I used pork instead of beef, but I feel like the meal would be equally delicious with either meat.

Beef Fajitas

Freeze in a bag:
2-lb boneless beef chuck shoulder roast
2 bell peppers, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon honey
Juice from 1 lime
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Cook on low for 8 hours. Shred beef with two forks.
Serve with warm tortillas, fresh sour cream and guacamole.
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