Fellow Pinterest Whores

Yes, you know who I’m talking to.  Come on, stand with me now and recite:

“Hello, My name is __________ and I’m a Pinterest whore.  I troll through boards day and night in search of projects and recipes to try, never actually following through with any of them, but my intentions are good and as long as I try something once in awhile these words will be true:  PINTEREST IS NOT A WASTE!!!”

Today I have come to share with you something from my “I Did It!” board.  This is a board where I re-pin things I have actually done from others of my pinboards.  Of course this board is much much smaller than the boards they originate from, but time is my ally and one time is better than no times, right?


SO!  Go to this board here:  I Did It! and click on this pin here: Crock Pot Beef Carnitas Tacos click on the photo to end up at this website here: Eat, Live, Run and follow the recipe!  I admit that I don’t like cooked peppers so I did not add the green or red peppers, and I only used 1/2 the jalapeno called for, but oh. my. yummmmmmm!!!!  Also, I bought the corn tortillas but didn’t know/care to prepare them properly so I served with flour tortillas, and also (again) I’ve taken to liking shredded cabbage instead of lettuce on my tacos so I used that, too.  And when I ran out of tortillas I used whole cabbage leaves.  TO DIE FOR!!!


Oh screw it, I’ll just copy the recipe here to make it easier on you:

Crock Pot Beef Carnitas Tacos

serves 6-8

Print this Recipe!


2 lbs flank steak

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped

for spice rub—

2 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

for serving—

corn tortillas

avocado slices


your favorite salsa



Mix together all spices in a small bowl. Rub the spices all over your flank steak—be generous here! Then, place your steak at the bottom of your crock pot.

Cover the steak with the chopped onions, bell peppers and jalapeno pepper. Turn heat on LOW and cook for 8 hours.

After 8 hours, remove meat from crock pot and shred with a fork. It should be incredibly easy to shred. You can either stick the shredded meat back in the pot for another hour or serve as is.

To serve, heat your corn tortillas in a skillet on the stove. Spoon some carnitas on a tortilla then top with salsa, avocado, cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

Enjoy with a margarita for best result.


active time–10 min

total time—8 hours

Now I have to scour the ads for flank stake on sale…


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