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Slow Cooker Cuban Sofrito Flank Steak Bowls

Prep dinner in minutes, these easy Slow Cooker Cuban Sofrito Flank Steak Bowls burst with flavor from flank steak, onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and 6 spices.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner & Main Dishes
Cuisine: Cuban
Keyword: quick dinner recipe, slow cooker steak, spicy flank steak
Servings: 8
Calories: 235kcal


Slow Cooker Flank Steak

  • 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes (and juice)
  • 3 bell peppers green, red, orange or yellow sliced ½” strips
  • 1 Melissa’s Perfect Onions cut into wedges
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pounds flank steak

Flank Steak Bowls & Toppings

  • 1 cup cooked rice use beef stock instead of water
  • 3-4 avocado slices
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime wedge


Prep For Cuban Sofrito Steak Bowls

  • Make Servings of Rice

Slow Cook The Flank Steak

  • In a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker, combine the tomatoes and their juice, bell pepper strips, onion wedges, oregano, cumin, bay leaves, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Place the flank the steak down inside the vegetables. You don’t need to add any additional liquid.
  • Cook covered 4 hours on high, or low for 5-7 hours.
  • About a half hour before serving, cook the rice and try to use beef stock instead of water for great flavor.
  • Remove the bay leaves, use 2 forks and shred the beef and mix into the cooked vegetable mixture.

Assemble Bowls

  • Serve in bowls, place the rice in the bottom then top with flank steak and vegetables on top.
  • Garnish with fresh sliced avocado, cilantro leaves, and a squeeze of lime!


Most slow cooker/crockpot recipes call to add liquid, but you don't with this one! The juice from the diced tomatoes is plenty, and you will have plenty of liquid when it is finished slow cooking. 


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 648mg | Potassium: 831mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1630IU | Vitamin C: 70.4mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3.5mg