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Skirt Steak Fajitas with Tomato-Olive Salsa

Fajitas are eaten as a make-your-own-mini-burrito/soft taco and are one of the many reasons to own a slow cooker. Skirt steak is the original meat for fajitas, the name of which comes from the word faja or “belt” and which have been made in Texas by ranch hands since the 1930s. The meat was so tough and inexpensive that it was used as pay for the workers, who marinated it in lime juice and barbecued it outdoors. Here, you don’t have to marinate the meat first, since that is automatically taken care of as the meat slow cooks. If you get one piece of skirt steak from the butcher, just cut it into two pieces. Toast your tortillas over a gas burner or lay them on an electric burner for an authentic touch.

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