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Slow Cooker Enchiladas Recipe
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Slow Cooker Enchiladas Recipe

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As a busy wife and mother of two young sons, I rely on this handy recipe. I layer enchilada ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on and forget about it. With a bit of spice, these hearty enchiladas are especially nice during the colder months. —Mary Luebbert, Benton, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (16 ounces) pinto or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 flour tortillas (6 inches)

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 734 calories, 32 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 1672 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 49 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the next eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Combine cheeses.
  2. In a 5-qt. 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 5-7 hours or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooker Enchiladas in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p29

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"This was so bland. I made exactly as recipe specified. Needs enchilada sauce. The flour tortillas get kind of pasty sitting in the slow cooker that long. I would try corn tortillas if I made slow cooker enchiladas again."

Reviewed Jan. 27, 2016

"Great recipe. Whole family loved it. I cooked mine in the oven instead of the crockpot. Made it crispy and delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2015

"Will make this again!"

Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"Love enchiladas! So can't wait to try this. Has anyone cooked up peruano beans? Very good, small beans and can freeze them with broth, like small pintos. I too will put corn tortillas on the griddle first to get little brown spots on them, more toasted flavor Thanks for sharing... going to try it tonight! just need to thaw out the enchilada sauce and the beans..."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

"Made this last night. It was delicious. We all loved it! Thanks for sharing. I am definitely making again! I did use a crockpot bag to keep it cleaner and just pulled it out bag and all. Made it easier."

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