Slow cooker enchiladas are a very nice meal for lunch or dinner. The warmer weather is starting to come up on us. This is a great meal so that you do not have to heat up the house. And with Cinco De Mayo coming up, you will want to give these delicious slow cooker enchiladas a whirl.
Life is just a little or a lot busy now a days, and we are always trying to find ways and recipes that will save us time and money. This is one of those recipes. It can be doubled to serve more people if you are planning on celebrating with a crowd.
I always think it is wonderful when you can put a meal together and then go and get something else done and come back to a nice cooked meal. Last week, I spent the week getting quotes for auto insurance and trying to figure out how life insurance works.
What Ingredients Do I Need For Slow Cooker Enchiladas?
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these Enchiladas (scroll down for the full recipe):
- Ground beef
- Green pepper
- Pinto or kidney beans
- Black beans
- Can diced tomatoes and green chilies or Rotel
- Chili powder
- Black pepper
- Sharp cheddar cheese
- Monterey Jack cheese
- Flour tortillas
How Do I Make Slow Cooker Enchiladas?
Here’s the simple steps you’ll follow to make these Enchiladas (scroll down for the full recipe):
- In a skillet, cook the ground beef, onion, and green peppers until the ground beef is browned and cooked.
- Add the pinto beans, black beans, diced tomatoes and chilies, water, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
- Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Combine the cheeses.
- In a 5 quart slow cooker, layer about 3/4 cup beef mixture, one tortilla and about 1/3 cup cheese.
- Repeat layers.
- Cover and cook on low for 4 – 6 hours or until heated through.
I think that I could have put this in the crock pot and it would have made the perfect dinner. Plus, I think if you have guests that show up unexpectedly or you just need to stretch the meal, you can always add lettuce to the top or you just might want to try salsa or guacamole.
I love making guacamole, and this is my very favorite guacamole recipe. It is simple and delicious, but you just might want to double the batch, because it does disappear, rather quickly.
Can I Refrigerate or Freeze, Slow Cooker Enchiladas Before I Serve Them or do I Need to Serve Them Immediately?
Storing Slow Cooker Enchiladas in the Refrigerator:
Enchiladas are a great meal to make ahead and then cover with foil in the fridge.
- Cool to room temperature.
- Place in a Cooking Pan.
- Tightly cover the pan with foil before storing.
- Keep the enchiladas up to 2 days in the refrigerator.
Storing Slow Cooker Enchiladas in the Freezer:
Enchiladas are a great freezer meal to make ahead and then store in the freezer.
- Cover enchiladas tightly with plastic wrap.
- Place in a Cooking Pan.
- Then wrap the entire pan with aluminum foil, crimping the foil to seal around the edges to prevent freezer burn.
- Freeze up to 3 months.
- * When Reheating make sure to remove plastic wrap before reheating
Reheating Slow Cooker Enchiladas:
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
- Cover the enchiladas with foil.
- Reheat for 20-30 minutes.
If you are like we are, it isn’t likely that you need an excuse to make Mexican food. But since we always are looking for a reason to have Mexican food, we are glad that here in the United States Cinco de Mayo has become such a popular holiday.
We look forward to the Mexican food of Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy these slow cooker enchiladas for Cindo de Mayo, or anytime!
More Delicious Mexican Dishes For You:
Slow cooker enchiladas are a wonderful meal that you can fix it and forget it. With the summer heat coming on, you will want to give these enchiladas a try. This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix
Slow Cooker Enchiladas
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 605Total Fat 33gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 121mgSodium 967mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 9gSugar 3gProtein 44g
Slow cooker enchiladas are a wonderful meal that you can fix it and forget it. With the summer heat coming on, you will want to give these enchiladas a try.
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix
Looks so yummy but I don’t see the recipe? I would totally want to make this for the family!!
Thank you Kelly. I’m not sure what happened, but I believe that it is now fixed. We have been at the Everything Food Conference and I just saw this comment. I do hope that you try it and that you love it.
Where is the recipe?
Thank you so much Luana for bringing that to our attention. I’m not sure what happened, but I believe that it is now fixed. We have been at the Everything Food Conference and I just saw this comment. I do hope that you try it and that you love it.
Wow Amy, this slow cooker enchilada is amazing and very delicious Im sure. Thank you for sharing. Dropping by to say hi.. have a great week ahead.
It is so fast and delicious. I hope that you are doing well and I appreciate all of your love and support!
What a great family meal! Looks filling and delicious.
Thank you for your comment. My family really enjoys these enchiladas and I love that they are made in the slow cooker!
Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope to see you again this Sunday!
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