Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Crock Pot Enchiladas

Crock Pot Enchiladas
8 servings

1 pound lean ground beef
1 tablespoon oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 can (15 ounces) Ranch Style beans, drained
1 can (10 ounces) rotel tomatoes mild, drained
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded colby jack cheese
8 flour tortillas
1 can (15 ounces) red enchilada sauce

Cook beef over medium heat until done; drain. Meanwhile saute onion and bell pepper in oil until tender. Add onion and pepper to beef. Stir in beans, tomatoes, chili powder, salt, cumin, pepper and garlic powder. In a slow cooker place two tortillas side by side, overlapping if necessary. Layer with a forth of the beef mixture and a fourth of the cheese. Repeat layers three more times. Pour enchilada sauce over all. Cover and cook on low for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until heated through.

Another meal for busy nights when we all are needing to eat supper at different times. I love that no one has to "heat up" their supper - it's ready when they are ! :-) Mr. H. loved it!  And the leftovers the next day?? SO good!

48 comments:

Stef said...

looks good. thank you :)

cattail said...

This will be a keeper in our house. We served ours with a dollop of sour cream! Thank you!

lacywallace said...

This is a great idea. Yummm.

Heather said...

This is the best crockpot recipe I think we have ever eaten. No empty bowls and with six of us that almost never happens. Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

Made these last night and I have to say I was skeptical when I turned on the crockpot. I was mistaken! They were so good and the tortillas really softened up. My husband said it was a winner! Served with SC and avocado. Even better the 2nd day!

Anonymous said...

This is so delicious but I've never heard of ranch style beans. Can someone give me a clue or an alternative? Thank you

Sue in TX said...

Ranch Style Beans can be found in the canned bean section in any grocery store.

Cio said...

do you think it would work with Corn tortillas?

Anonymous said...

What size crock pot would I need to make this?

Melissa | Cajun Sugar Pie said...

Found this on Pinterest today. Looks delicious!

Jill said...

This recipe looks wonderful! I'd love it if you submitted it to us here at Gooseberry Patch for possible inclusion in a new slow cooker cookbook. Just follow the link for simple directions! Thanks!

http://www1.gooseberrypatch.com/gooseberry/recipe.nsf/f.sharearecipe

Mrs. H. said...

Jill, I submitted the recipe. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Made this last weekend...and i'm already making it again for a get together this weekend! Loved it! I couldn't find ranch beans though; so i used chili beans; turned out great still! Thank you!

our delightful life said...

i made your crockpot enchiladas tonight and they were yum!
http://ourdelightfullife.blogspot.com/2012/02/crockpot-enchiladas.html

Melissa Bo said...

I made your Enchilada Casserole tonight, its great!

Thanks for sharing!

melissa said...

i made this a few weeks ago per the recipe and it was a huge hit! loved it. last night i made it again but used green enchilada sauce and again, it was yum. :)

Anonymous said...

Love this. The whole family loves it (even the picky kids) Its so easy to pop in the crock pot and it's ready when we are.

Anonymous said...

I'll have to try this. Thanks!

Haydee said...

Has anyone made it with corn tortillas? I'm scared of them coming out completely disintegrated.

Katie said...

I just tried this and it was AMAZING!!!! It was easy and quick to make, and made a ton of food. I know we'll be making it again soon. (I couldn't find Ranch beans either so I used Chili beans.)

Little Mrs. P said...

This looks so yummy and easy to make! Can't wait to try it!

Lynn McGinnis said...

Made this for dinner tonight, it was a huge hit. Thank you!

I couldn't find ranch style beans, so I used pinto. I also added two cloves of garlic when I was cooking the onion and omitted the garlic powder.

Sadly, very little left over!

Anonymous said...

I have made this w a can o refried beans...still YUMMY

Anonymous said...

Would it work good with chicken n corn tortillas?

Anonymous said...

Big hit with my family! Will be making again.

Anonymous said...

I make homemade enchiladas and I have to say these look WONDERFUL!

Michele said...

Made this last night and it was delicious! Just had some leftovers for lunch!

Crista Hebel said...

Making this right now :)

Joni Webster said...

This looks easy and good.

Linda said...

I plan to try it with corn. My plan is to dip the in melted bacon grease or olive oil to protect them a bit.

BuncoBabe10 said...

Anyone know what size tortillas to use? Also, crock pot size (5 qt round or 7qt oval are my options). Thanks

Anonymous said...

Do you think it would be ok with ground turkey instead of beef?

Anonymous said...

Do you think it would be ok with ground turkey instead of beef?

Vanessa Shoemaker said...

***** (5-stars) I modified this delicious recipe using red, green and yellow peppers, black beans, green enchilada sauce, cheddar cheese, and corn tortillas. I used 4 torts per layer. I also seasoned the ground beef with the cummin, garlic, chili powder as I browned the beef as I wanted to cook those flavors into the meat.
My family loved it, it's a keeper. It's one of the easiest meals to prepare. It's also easy to plan as all the ingredients are staples in our kitchen.
Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Making this for the third time tonight. Adding Mexicorn instead of beans for a twist. Smells super tasty! Thanks for the recipe!!

Anonymous said...

I JUST ate a bowl of these crock pot enchiladas that I made for the first time, and I rushed to my computer to comment after cleaning my plate. This is such a great recipe! VERY easy and a little variation on things certainly does not make or break it. I used black beans, whole wheat tortillas, and two mini red and yellow bell peppers because that is what I had on hand. I also used an entire 19 oz can of enchilada sauce rather than 15 ounces by mistake, but it came out WONDERFUL anyway despite all of the variations. Thanks for a great recipe!

PeLLeW FaMiLy said...

This was SO yummy!! We used corn tortillas, re-fried black beans, ground turkey and added 1/2 jar fire roasted green chilies. We also topped it with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt. Definitely a keeper! :) Thank you!

Katie said...

Just prepared mine and put it into the crock pot! It already smells delicious! My family can't wait to try them!

Gwen said...

Could you explain what you mean by placing the enchiladas side by side in the crockpot? Silly I know, but I'm thinking that they would be on top of one another?

Michele said...

I am not understanding the side by side instructions as well. Just place one against each side of the crockpot?

Sarah B said...

I have not made this particular recipe but I do make "layered enchiladas" in the oven pretty often. I'm from Texas and Mexican food (Tex-Mex) is cooked in my house practically once a week.

For the people asking about the tortillas, I'm pretty sure you can just lay the tortillas flat on the bottom of the crock pot but try not to over lap them. I have done a method like this in a casserole dish and depending on the shape/size you may have to cut peices to fit so the bottom is all covered.

I've substituted ground turkey in all kinds of recipes and I'm sure it'll be fine. It's much less greasey!

Also, "Ranch Style Beans" is a brand of beans. They are basically pinto beans in a sauce (a very yummy sauce!). They come in a black can and I've never had a problem finding them but maybe in different regions they are not as common? I get the Jalepeno kind and it adds a nice kick!

pilze0 said...

I've made these twice now. They're delicious! My husband and 3 year old daughter love them too. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried to freeze this?

Annmarie said...

Made this tonight and it was awesome. We had leftovers and I know they will be great as well. My daughter wants me to try corn tortillas (she doesn't like flour) so may give that a try. Not sure if I should fry first? This will be a go to recipe for me.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to trying this with my family! What is enchilada sauce? I live in Canada and have looked everywhere for this and cannot find it! Thanks!

Veronica Raymond said...

Made this today. It was delicious!! Thanks for the recipe

April said...

Tried this on Christmas day (for supper) and it was great! Thank you for the easy recipe idea!

Peggy said...

Made this for supper last night for the first time. I added fresh cilantro on top with a little sour cream. While eating, my husband said,"Make this again." Easy and taste so good! Thanks, I'll be making it again!