Slow Cooker Carne Picada


A simple and delicious recipe for carne picada. Serve it in soft tacos, tacos dorados (fried tacos), burritos, quesadillas, or tostadas. Or as a main dish with a side of rice and beans.

Slow Cooker Carne Picada
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins


  • ¼ cup flour

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 ½ pounds round steak, cut into strips

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chiles (such as Rotel®)


  1. Combine flour, paprika, salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a large bowl, mix to combine. Toss meat in flour mixture until well coated.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear meat until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Depending on the size of your skillet, you might need to sear the meat in batches. Remove from skillet. Add onion, scraping off all the browned bits, and sautè until softened and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Add meat, onions, and diced tomatoes, undrained, into a slow cooker; mix to combine. Cook on Low until meat is tender and flavors have combined, 2 to 3 hours.

Cook's Note:

For the meat I used picado de res which can be found in Hispanic markets. You can also find it as beef stir-fry in Asian markets.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
15g Fat
10g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 26g
Potassium 434mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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