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Slow-Cooker Carne Asada Tacos with Cilantro Cream Sauce

Serves 4

These tacos are packaged nicely in two layers of jicama shells so that you can hold them easily and savor every bite! We slow-cooked our flank steak for ultra-tender carne asada, but you can also use your pressure cooker to speed this recipe up!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 4-6 hours on high heat

Carne Asada:
1 pound of flank steak
1 cup beef broth
3 garlic cloves, peeled & minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
Cilantro Cream Sauce:
2 cups fresh cilantro
½ cup full-fat Greek yogurt
2 whole scallions, minced
Juice & zest from 1 lime
1 garlic clove, peeled & minced
Fresh cilantro, chopped
Radish, sliced thinly


Add carne asada ingredients to a slow-cooker and mix well so that the flank steak is covered evenly in the spices and surrounded by beef broth. Cook covered, on high heat, for 4-6 hours.

Remove from the slow-cooker and place on a cutting board. When cool enough to touch, shred with a two forks or slice thinly.

While steak is cooking, add your cilantro cream sauce ingredients to a food processor and pulse until very creamy.

Stuff in 2 layers of jicama shells per taco. Garnish with fresh cilantro and sliced radish.

Serve between 4, with cilantro cream sauce, storing any leftovers in a glass container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 234
Carbs: 6
Net Carbs: 4
Protein: 27
Fat: 10